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    Its the only thing I hated when using the K-7500 with the I.C. cable......its strong and 3" with back to back to back 90's I can see why it popped thru the fitting....on 3" I like to run a single blade then double if all goes well...glad to see you got your cable out and didn't do more damage than you did....it sucks when plumbers don't think about future problems and plumb it better....
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    Quote Originally Posted by appletondrain View Post
    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.
    I don't even own a spade blade...

    In that situation I would have gone right to the 3" round possibly pinched down if I saw a bunch of 90's like that.
    Looks like the customer really does need a cleanout installed for proper line clearing...

    And yes even with the stuff in the way I would have crawled to look at the pipes.
    There is a big difference between noting on the go ahead that their plumbing is screwed up and the pipes might break, and saying later the pipes broke oops...

    One way you get paid for your work and the other way you eat it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    I don't even own a spade blade...

    In that situation I would have gone right to the 3" round possibly pinched down if I saw a bunch of 90's like that.
    Looks like the customer really does need a cleanout installed for proper line clearing...

    And yes even with the stuff in the way I would have crawled to look at the pipes.
    There is a big difference between noting on the go ahead that their plumbing is screwed up and the pipes might break, and saying later the pipes broke oops...

    One way you get paid for your work and the other way you eat it....
    I abhor giving away my plumbing work....
    I have seen several like it or worse.
    In any case like that, I either get to install a cleanout that I can get to easily, or the HO is on the hook.
    I have a "Save Harmless" form for HOs to sign, absolving me from broken pipes if the HO will not spring for the CO.
    And a CO is WAY cheaper than a repair job like the one I just saw above.
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