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    Quote Originally Posted by AssTyme View Post
    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................
    Yup! You wimped out on us....
    Threw in the towel too early...
    And left easy pickins for Motor to come in behind you and make money....

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    It's supposed to be the other way around...
    Where we come in behind them after they try to sell a new line...
    And we pop it open in 10 minutes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AssTyme View Post
    Lost it ? It boke off ? You didn't get it back out ?


    I wanna know............
    It broke off....they have an open contract with a construction company who is gonna dig it up next week...they are going to get me my cutter and leader out and back to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcman View Post
    It broke off....they have an open contract with a construction company who is gonna dig it up next week...they are going to get me my cutter and leader out and back to me...


    Your 7500 ? Break at the weld ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AssTyme View Post
    Your 7500 ? Break at the weld ?

    Yes the K-7500...not sure yet....till I get the piece back....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcman View Post
    Yes the K-7500...not sure yet....till I get the piece back....



    Can't tell from the other end ?

    So far all of my breakages have been at the weld. Pizzes me right off it does

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    Quote Originally Posted by AssTyme View Post
    Can't tell from the other end ?

    So far all of my breakages have been at the weld. Pizzes me right off it does
    That's why I don't use the Ridgid Cables....

    I converted my K-7500 to the same style Motor scooter used with the screw ends and the C1 chuck...
    Next time around I think I'm shopping for a new supplier it seems like Rabco may no longer have a brick and mortar operation...
    They moved from Bridgeport to Hamden and the Hamden location is now empty...
    Their website is still up but is fairly useless and doesn't say a new location...
    The days of instant gratification are gone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AssTyme View Post
    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.

    all open wound cable is self feeding. It's the cable touching the lip of the pipe that gets it to feed itself in. The 1500 or R750 would probably have made short work of that cluster fuzz. The high RPM's are great for lines that have lots of debris in them (grease, sludge, dirt, etc.). I also find that I can "jump" vent 90's and traps a lot better in reverse than in forward (with the 1500 or Rothy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gretsch292 View Post
    all open wound cable is self feeding. It's the cable touching the lip of the pipe that gets it to feed itself in. The 1500 or R750 would probably have made short work of that cluster fuzz. The high RPM's are great for lines that have lots of debris in them (grease, sludge, dirt, etc.). I also find that I can "jump" vent 90's and traps a lot better in reverse than in forward (with the 1500 or Rothy)


    The K-Stupid/K-Silly self feeds ???

    The Model C spins at 500RPM so it's no slouch. I think the self feed Eel cable has more driving it than just the edge of the cleanout and I can tell you that the cable goes nowhere in reverse exept back out.

    Before I had my Model C I used to call my local drain cleaning friend that has ran a 1500 with the HD 1.25" for over 10 years to try and open the few sewers a year my 300 couldn't get. He called me last week on a 6" clay line he couldn't open and asked if I wanted to give it a shot. I almost told him no that I doubted I could get it open if he couldn't. Well I'm glad I took him up on it cause I busted through it in no time.

    It sure was a good feeling after he had helped me out several times in the past.

    Sometimes you just have to be lucky or maybe try a different bit or machine you just never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AssTyme View Post
    The K-Stupid/K-Silly self feeds ???

    The Model C spins at 500RPM so it's no slouch. I think the self feed Eel cable has more driving it than just the edge of the cleanout and I can tell you that the cable goes nowhere in reverse exept back out.

    Before I had my Model C I used to call my local drain cleaning friend that has ran a 1500 with the HD 1.25" for over 10 years to try and open the few sewers a year my 300 couldn't get. He called me last week on a 6" clay line he couldn't open and asked if I wanted to give it a shot. I almost told him no that I doubted I could get it open if he couldn't. Well I'm glad I took him up on it cause I busted through it in no time.

    It sure was a good feeling after he had helped me out several times in the past.

    Sometimes you just have to be lucky or maybe try a different bit or machine you just never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    What I have learned over the years is when things aren't going your way, it's usaly best to stop what your doing. Take a break, cool off, and tackle it again with a level head. Sometimes frustration is the only thing keeping that sewer plugged.
    Well said Will....sometimes you are your own worst enemy.....
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