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    Cable, I have the Jr. that Roto-Rooter makes and have tried 1/4" cable. It just seems to have to much power for 1/4" cause it will twist it up in the reel. Been using 5/16" with good luck. Carry 75' on one reel and also carry 75' of 3/8" that I can change real easy. As far as the Viking I also had one of them and I could squeeze the cable and stop the reel from turning. It ended up in the dump.
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    It surprises me that the viking gave you trouble. Mine will knot 3/8 and 1/4 up in the drum if i push it too hard or if im not paying attention it will shoot out of the drum and start wrapping up just like a main line machine, but power has never been an issue. I wonder if yours was defective for some reason. Our shop relyed on the vikings until corp stopped selling them. Some of us still use the old vikings but most have moved on to the 1138 (same as the dm 138) i have never seen a 4100 up close but it seems like it would be bulky and heavy. I imagine rooftops would typically be a no go.

    All that aside i really do prefer the k50 or 5/8 and drill setup. I find it to be cleaner and rarely do i ever have to make more than one pass through a sink line to get it open using the ssectional cable.

    I use the viking sparingly though it can be nice if im in a hurry or if there is very little room to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable or root View Post
    It surprises me that the viking gave you trouble. Mine will knot 3/8 and 1/4 up in the drum if i push it too hard or if im not paying attention it will shoot out of the drum and start wrapping up just like a main line machine, but power has never been an issue. I wonder if yours was defective for some reason. Our shop relyed on the vikings until corp stopped selling them. Some of us still use the old vikings but most have moved on to the 1138 (same as the dm 138) i have never seen a 4100 up close but it seems like it would be bulky and heavy. I imagine rooftops would typically be a no go.

    All that aside i really do prefer the k50 or 5/8 and drill setup. I find it to be cleaner and rarely do i ever have to make more than one pass through a sink line to get it open using the ssectional cable.

    I use the viking sparingly though it can be nice if im in a hurry or if there is very little room to work with.
    please explain how you are running 5/8 cable with a drill? I never heard of this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable or root View Post
    It surprises me that the viking gave you trouble. Mine will knot 3/8 and 1/4 up in the drum if i push it too hard or if im not paying attention it will shoot out of the drum and start wrapping up just like a main line machine, but power has never been an issue. I wonder if yours was defective for some reason. Our shop relyed on the vikings until corp stopped selling them. Some of us still use the old vikings but most have moved on to the 1138 (same as the dm 138) i have never seen a 4100 up close but it seems like it would be bulky and heavy. I imagine rooftops would typically be a no go.

    All that aside i really do prefer the k50 or 5/8 and drill setup. I find it to be cleaner and rarely do i ever have to make more than one pass through a sink line to get it open using the ssectional cable.

    I use the viking sparingly though it can be nice if im in a hurry or if there is very little room to work with.


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    Quote Originally Posted by affordabledrains View Post
    please explain how you are running 5/8 cable with a drill? I never heard of this
    Had my father inlaw weld a 3/8 rod.to a.cut.section.of.cable.just.behind.the.male.end.
    works.awesome.in.un.finished.basements.and.rooftop s
    .i.posted.a.picture.of.it.somewhere.on.the.ridgid. forum.


    For.some.reason.the.space.key.isn't.working.on.my. tablet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable or root View Post
    Had my father inlaw weld a 3/8 rod.to a.cut.section.of.cable.just.behind.the.male.end.
    works.awesome.in.un.finished.basements.and.rooftop s
    .i.posted.a.picture.of.it.somewhere.on.the.ridgid. forum.


    For.some.reason.the.space.key.isn't.working.on.my. tablet
    cool thanks for the info . can you post a picture here
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    Quote Originally Posted by affordabledrains View Post
    cool thanks for the info . can you post a picture here
    Forum won't letme . says the file is too big.
    here's a link to the thread on the ridgid forum.
    https://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/me...se-auger-today
    The picture of the home made drill adapter is in post 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable or root View Post
    Had my father inlaw weld a 3/8 rod.to a.cut.section.of.cable.just.behind.the.male.end.
    works.awesome.in.un.finished.basements.and.rooftop s
    .i.posted.a.picture.of.it.somewhere.on.the.ridgid. forum.


    For.some.reason.the.space.key.isn't.working.on.my. tablet


    What size lines are you running the 5/8" with the drill in?

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    Just 2" or 1 1/2" 5/8 sectional cable is not for mains. I use the drill mainly on roofs since the k50 is a tripod and dosnt like being set on an incline. From time to time i wilo use the 50 to run the line then hook the drill up to the cable to get especially sludgy lines open.
    used the drill today in a flooded basement to clean a floordrain so i didnt have to set a machine in the water. 4" of water in that basement. All. From the kitchen sink. Not thw sewer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable or root View Post
    Forum won't letme . says the file is too big.
    here's a link to the thread on the ridgid forum.
    https://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/me...se-auger-today
    The picture of the home made drill adapter is in post 8
    cool thank you
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