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    Curb trap maybe with a bunch of stuff coming down the vent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnclogNH View Post
    Does 50 feet put you in or near the street? Depth of city sewer may have a chimney 90 into sewer.
    Any chance of a running trap in the yard.


    It was just shy of reaching the street. There was an outside cleanout and someone ran over the top and busted off the cap. Kids were being kids making stuff disappear.

    My 300 would just hang up on all the bottles & junk that was thrown in. Got the line to drain with my Model C but couldn't get past the pictured blockage. I tried my smallest spearhead & a root saw for well over an hour.

    Longer story short he called RR and he got the line open in 10 minutes with his drum machine and C cutter.


    I had another tough job last week where I finally got a spearhead cutter to pass but not the root saw. Got the line open and passed through the spot several times with my larger spearhead and whipped leader. Didn't camera the line because it was late Saturday night, FULL of sludge & in a shitz hole basement but I suspect another 90.

    Just thinking maybe 2 leaders would help ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    Curb trap maybe with a bunch of stuff coming down the vent?



    We have some risers around here but not any curb traps. I know this for a fact because my companies previous owner worked for the city sewer dept for over 30 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gretsch292 View Post
    I would think that 2 flexible leaders would significantly increase the chances of the cable flipping back on itself

    Have you tried running in reverse on the 90? This often works for me with the Ridgid Cable.


    I don't know, I'm still learning the 1.25" Eel cable. Reverse doesn't seem to work very well on the self feeding cable.

    I'll be ordering another leader soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcman View Post
    That was my thought...a running trap...I had one last week and lost a 2 foot flexible leader with a single 3" blade on it....out of the trap the pipe was shifted more that 50%....

    Lost it ? It boke off ? You didn't get it back out ?


    I wanna know............

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    I don't think running two leaders is a good idea. I do like the drum with a C cutter build torque and snap it into the blockage. Every machine will have a slight advantage over the other machine depending on the situation no two drains are alike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnclogNH View Post
    I don't think running two leaders is a good idea. I do like the drum with a C cutter build torque and snap it into the blockage. Every machine will have a slight advantage over the other machine depending on the situation no two drains are alike.


    Yeah I guess I should have pulled my 300 back off the van but who would have guessed ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by AssTyme View Post
    Yeah I guess I should have pulled my 300 back off the van but who would have guessed ???
    There have been a few times I needed two machines to clear and clean a sewer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AssTyme View Post
    Longer story short he called RR and he got the line open in 10 minutes with his drum machine and C cutter.
    Ouch! That's Painful...

    Maybe you should have tried a "Drum Machine"....

    Notice any similarities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    Ouch! That's Painful...

    Maybe you should have tried a "Drum Machine"....

    Notice any similarities?





    I had originally tried to open it with my 300 but it just hung up on all the crap that was thrown down the line. In hindsight I should have went back to the 300 after I got draining with my Model C.



    Sigh................

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