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    Default K-7500 breaks a 3" sch40 fitting

    House on a crawl, no cleanout in sight, roof vent is plumbed in wrong.

    We pull a toilet, which i dont like to do and with in seconds of cabling, trouble. The k-7500 with the eel 2.5" spade leader bit punches a hole in a 3" sch 40 pvc 90. So we go into the crawl and make the repair with 45's to make rodding easier. then we cable from the toilet with the k-60 to encounter major roots 75' in. We unclogged the line and got the hell out of there!

    pics might be a bit dark as we were in a crawl space
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    Man that must of sucked. Glad you got it taken care of and that you got the hell outta there.
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    Got to love messed up plumbing! I have never punched threw a pipe before but I have had a few sewer pipes on trailers just fall after lifting the toilet off the floor.
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    Did you have to cut the cable to get it out?

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    That would have pizzed me off big time !

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    I had about 30' of cable in the crawl. I did have to tap the pedal a few times in rev to get the cable to untangle.......it was COVERED in mud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhplumbing View Post
    roof vent is plumbed in wrong.
    I seldom see a roof vent that is plumbed where you could snake through it...
    That doesn't mean it is plumbed wrong...


    Quote Originally Posted by jhplumbing View Post
    K-7500 breaks a 3" sch40 fitting
    The operator had nothing to do with it...
    Do you ever look at the piping before you snake?

    I do whenever I can....
    Sure beat being blind...

    Looks like you have at least one good kink in that cable...
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    Only time I've ever broke through PVC was a 2" washer trap. About a week before, they had re-sheetrocked the closet that was on the other side of the wall behind the washer. Drilled a 2" sheetrock screw into the trap and my cable got hung up on it. When it snapped loose, KA-POW! it just shattered a 1 1/2" hole in the side of the trap.

    In 12+ years, that's the 1st time I've ever broken a PVC pipe with the small machine. Had a heck of a time fixin' that one, had to cut the wall, replace the entire stand-pipe, trap and elbow (all glued)... so I feel 'ya brother...

    You like using spade bits JH? I've got one on my truck and I swear, I've never tried it...always been a blade man...
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    it was a 3" toilet line the smallest blade i have for that is the 2.5" eel spade.

    I peeked my head in the crawl and from what i could see it was all pvc, the crawl door was on the opposite end of the house and there were a bunch of heat ducts in the way.....i had no clue there were so many 90's

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    Even with a leader a spade is like a knife . I personally refuse to use them unless it is a last thing to use before digging.
    Just my 2 cents

    With my K-7500/ K-750 I prefer the root saw as a starting blade. Then work my way up to a 3 blade.

    In this situation the root saw would have worked great
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