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    I posted this on another forum also, but I'll post it here too as this place is like a ghost town right now.

    I'm having issues with getting the 5/8" to go through a p-trap or any tight radius fitting. Same for the 7/8" if I hit a tight fitting. I've read the owners manual, but can't seem to get the cable to advance.
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    What kind of cutter head are you using? Pull a little bit of cable out and push down on the cable keeping steady tension. Have the machine in reverse and "pop" the handle up and down real quick. Once it gets past the trap, you can put it back to forward or just keep it in reverse and it'll self feed.
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    Also, never throw away a bad 5/8 cable. The best "cutter" I have for getting through tight bends is a cable with the male end cut off....don't try to put a hook on or anything....just cut the tight wind off. The next section I use after this has 2 major bends....this make the cable jump around and scrape the sidewall. Get another cable that's bent like an upside down "J". This is good for back to back fittings.
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    Ok so when you hit a trap you need to run the machine in reverse? And if I read you right, you want to engage the jawset with multiple quick burst. I'm a rookie when it comes to Ridgid style sectionals.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Ok so when you hit a trap you need to run the machine in reverse? And if I read you right, you want to engage the jawset with multiple quick burst. I'm a rookie when it comes to Ridgid style sectionals.....

    What size trap are we talking for the 5/8" cable Will?

    You will have difficulty passing a 2" CI trap with a cutter head or spade/spear head on the 5/8" cable. The straight auger will pass some traps or the "Reverse Auger" (cable with the male connector cut off) are about the only way to pass a 2" CI trap. PVC should be a little easier, but still probably need the reverse auger or just a straight auger. Ditto for 5/8" cable and. 1.5" CI or galvy 90's.

    Same recommendation for the 7/8" cable in 3" and 4". You will probably not pass any 2" bends with the 7/8" cable and a cutter. The only way I can pass 2" bends with 7/8" cable is with the reverse auger.

    Even with those combos, I still have to use reverse about 75% of the time to pass traps and/or tight bends with any ridgid sectional cable.

    hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Ok so when you hit a trap you need to run the machine in reverse? And if I read you right, you want to engage the jawset with multiple quick burst. I'm a rookie when it comes to Ridgid style sectionals.....
    Yes, you got it. I've really come to like the 1" four blade cutter. Compact enough to go through most stuff. Put a bend on the cable and it'll hit the walls.
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    Will, You running a K60 now?
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    Yes I got one not too long ago from another member here. I'm still trying to figure out how to use it. Not like anything I've ever used before. It operates way different than a Model C or Drill and Eel. You still use yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will View Post
    Yes I got one not too long ago from another member here. I'm still trying to figure out how to use it. Not like anything I've ever used before. It operates way different than a Model C or Drill and Eel. You still use yours?
    Still using mine it comes in handy I have used it more often to force myself to master it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnclogNH View Post
    Still using mine it comes in handy I have used it more often to force myself to master it.
    I still have mine too. And I still use it, but the only thing I have mastered with it is cursing.
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