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    Default Cut my teeth on sewer rodding

    The other day I was watching the helper try and use the flush bag on a driveway drain and thought I could remove the 3/4 cable from a catch basin without looking. It whipped around and chipped my canine tooth with the spearhead. I could have had it fixed but I'd rather use the joke

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    OUCH, that sucks!
    I've had a few close calls, but no direct hits.
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    oh well. its not really that bad just a chip and hardly noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoleckeINC View Post
    oh well. its not really that bad just a chip and hardly noticeable.
    I chipped a tooth once it did not hurt till months later. Fried dough got me at a fair
    Bit into a hard sugar ball
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    i was wheeling in my trusty ole spartan 1065 headed down to the basement .on the 3rd stair from the top.........you guessed it the whole dam staircase went south,,,now a healthy snake charmer,fit ,and full of piss and vinegor,<like a dumb ass > i grab the post and catch my body and the 1065,for those of you who know its not exactally a light weight machine.
    a dark day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    after 5 wks of physical therapy i returned to work..
    in hindsight that paneled wall below could have been repaired cheaply.
    spartan machines are tough, im sure it would have survived the fall..
    lesson learned?
    DROP THE MACHINE /SAVE YER OWN ASS....
    I can snicker about it now .........well maybe.
    safety first..

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    Many years ago hit blockage in sewer...I was not paying attention...the machine was a very old version of a Gorlitz 68HD...no auto feeder...cable came out and wrapped my hand, picked me up and flipped me over on my back...as I lay there and watched the cable started to make another loop and tighten more my hands...thanks to the homeowner watching... snatched the cord...ran over and asked what could he do...and said start turning that drum the otherway fast!!! Did go to the hospital with ripped tendons in forearms and a bad cause a back rash as I was thrown in gravel...after that day I wondered why in hell would anybody do this for a living...then I started to pay alot more attention but still wonder why I do what I do.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcman View Post
    Many years ago hit blockage in sewer...I was not paying attention...the machine was a very old version of a Gorlitz 68HD...no auto feeder...cable came out and wrapped my hand, picked me up and flipped me over on my back...as I lay there and watched the cable started to make another loop and tighten more my hands...thanks to the homeowner watching... snatched the cord...ran over and asked what could he do...and said start turning that drum the otherway fast!!! Did go to the hospital with ripped tendons in forearms and a bad cause a back rash as I was thrown in gravel...after that day I wondered why in hell would anybody do this for a living...then I started to pay alot more attention but still wonder why I do what I do.....
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    no it smells like crap...it just makes me money
    You can't scare me...I'm a plumber!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcman View Post
    Many years ago hit blockage in sewer...I was not paying attention...the machine was a very old version of a Gorlitz 68HD...no auto feeder...cable came out and wrapped my hand, picked me up and flipped me over on my back...as I lay there and watched the cable started to make another loop and tighten more my hands...thanks to the homeowner watching... snatched the cord...ran over and asked what could he do...and said start turning that drum the otherway fast!!! Did go to the hospital with ripped tendons in forearms and a bad cause a back rash as I was thrown in gravel...after that day I wondered why in hell would anybody do this for a living...then I started to pay alot more attention but still wonder why I do what I do.....
    Read the post I made in the "Flood 2011" thread.
    You'll read the 10 reasons why.
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