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    Quote Originally Posted by Roto-Rooter View Post
    Very few sewers here are less than a 100'. Most are 120 or more. That is why I carry the 3 reels of 130'. Now that we have the jetter we are starting to use it more when possible. Still debating it's root cutting capabilitys compared to the full (sharp) blades on the machine.


    That would suck most around here average 75'.
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    Mostly over 100' here too.

    The k-60 stays on the truck when much over 75'.

    I use the heck out of the Dreel. I should send pictures of the wear on the 1 1/4 cables.
    They get worn out near the couplers, ground down from the clean out.
    I've replaced a few because of this. ( ok, this should be a new topic )

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixitright View Post
    Mostly over 100' here too.

    The k-60 stays on the truck when much over 75'.

    I use the heck out of the Dreel. I should send pictures of the wear on the 1 1/4 cables.
    They get worn out near the couplers, ground down from the clean out.
    I've replaced a few because of this. ( ok, this should be a new topic )


    Post pictures.


    How many feet of cable do you carry in a holder?

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    I carry 40' in each basket now.
    Used to be 32' but I needed more room in the
    truck for the Clog Dog.

    I may change back to 32' as its heavy.

    Tomorrow I have to clear and scope a line over 100' of old and nasty in a partial basement.
    Guessing not much room to work in, should be fun.
    I love my job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fixitright View Post
    I carry 40' in each basket now.
    Used to be 32' but I needed more room in the
    truck for the Clog Dog.

    I may change back to 32' as its heavy.

    Tomorrow I have to clear and scope a line over 100' of old and nasty in a partial basement.
    Guessing not much room to work in, should be fun.
    I love my job.



    Appreciate the rapid response!


    I hate jobs like that and sometimes walk away.
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    I kinda wish I would have walked away.
    Its a realtor that I've done work with before.

    I pounded the line for five hours, at least 10 passes (lost count) of compleatly
    packed roots. 150 feet long or so and only ground through about 110 so far.
    No room to work and only get a few feet before the cutter and cable is full.
    Any more and I'm stuck. Several close calls.

    Going back tomorrow and finish up.

    I'm only using a small 2" root saw to poke a hole so I can camera the line.
    I was hired to only inspect the line, now he wants it clean and purrrrty.

    I'll have pictures of the pile of roots, it's impressive.

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    House sit vacant for a few years? I hope you charge t&m instead of flat rate. You should hire that smart 8 year old to post those pictures for ya😅

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    I pounded on this thing. Must have 25 passes on it. Bent a cable.
    Got out 110 feet and found a Beaver dam. I shit you not.
    There not roots there branches.
    Dreel just bounced off of it. Point, small root cutter .... Nada.

    Pulled the Clog Dog out for the beaver dam, pounded on it and burnt the motor out
    on the dog.

    Wait for the pictures. I have a world class root pile.

    Turns out Ben Franklin jetted it last week. Or so they told the owner.
    This will get interesting.

    I still didn't all the way out. One pass tomorrow and I'll hang it up.
    Call in the excavator, I hate to lose. But I still charge T&M.

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    So I just talked to the owner. This thing sat for 14 years.

    It made Ben Franklin run. But only after charging the owner $1,000.00

    I'm pumped again.
    Gonna open that line.
    Gonna open that line.

    Never give up.
    Surrender is not an option.

    I hope I don't have to eat those words. LOL!

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    You burnt the drill out on the Dog? Is that under warranty?

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