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    We had a "Noobie" at our company decide to buy one...

    I tried warning him that it probably wasn't the best idea he ever had but...

    How many noobs take advice like that?

    So off he goes popping drains left and right...
    Then the call backs start...
    Angry customers start calling about the guy that spent 15 minutes and charged them the full price of snaking...

    Finally the boss tells him take it off the truck or, else...

    What's your take on them?

    Probably another tool on the same category list is the blow bag.
    I know some people use it to clear a line...

    I have one but rarely use it.
    It's a tool in certain applications that can help you such as a dry pack.
    But it is not a clean line from a blow bag alone...
    The customer is paying for a line cleaning and you have to deliver that!

    Following this guy was a nightmare!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    We had a "Noobie" at our company decide to buy one...

    I tried warning him that it probably wasn't the best idea he ever had but...

    How many noobs take advice like that?

    So off he goes popping drains left and right...
    Then the call backs start...
    Angry customers start calling about the guy that spent 15 minutes and charged them the full price of snaking...

    Finally the boss tells him take it off the truck or, else...

    What's your take on them?

    Probably another tool on the same category list is the blow bag.
    I know some people use it to clear a line...

    I have one but rarely use it.
    It's a tool in certain applications that can help you such as a dry pack.
    But it is not a clean line from a blow bag alone...
    The customer is paying for a line cleaning and you have to deliver that!

    Following this guy was a nightmare!
    I carry one it does not get used much. Drum traps If I can't hop them with my cable Galv mostly. Or coffee bean drains at the coffee station at Dunkin Donuts their awesome for those. Or if handy hack/DIY plumbing is so bad the only way to clear it with the air ram cleared no warrantee.
    It's useful has it's times and place in the van. Not good for noobs or home owners.
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    Only time I would use one is to get the line open then I would try to run a snake through it to clean the line properly.
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    I have one on my truck, its a great tool to have. I can swear by it clearing a drain good enough to stay open for my two year guarantee. But its more a judgment call, I mean if a line is packed with grease and all I will snake it after I hit it with the air gun. The times I use it the most is lav sinks, bath tubs, and kitchen sinks that are full to the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnclogNH View Post
    I carry one it does not get used much. Drum traps If I can't hop them with my cable Galv mostly. Or coffee bean drains at the coffee station at Dunkin Donuts their awesome for those. Or if handy hack/DIY plumbing is so bad the only way to clear it with the air ram cleared no warrantee.
    It's useful has it's times and place in the van. Not good for noobs or home owners.
    I love that picture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    I love that picture!
    I remember seeing it on another forum. Anytime I think noob or home owner using one this picture comes to mind.
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    It is a very good and very useful in the rite hands.
    Now if you use it in a urinal then your asking for trouble.
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    I seen one of these in the PHC magazine and was wondering about them my self. I hate going into a kitchen sink clog full of water. I guess I'm a to much of a noobie for it though lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3KP View Post
    I seen one of these in the PHC magazine and was wondering about them my self. I hate going into a kitchen sink clog full of water. I guess I'm a to much of a noobie for it though lol
    Their good to have and useful. Takes time to get used to it
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    Trick is to make sure you are not back to back with any other fixuters, and you have the second compartment stopped off. Then start with small amount of pressure, I like to start with 20 PSI then increase it by 5 PSI till the line starts to drain.
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