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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    I run a K-7500 drum machine and carry 2 drums for a total of 200'.

    I don't often go to the second drum but have done it. I can't imagine going out 300' with a sectional running off a drill...

    Tell you the truth the amount of work when you get out that far has me thinking Jetter is the way to go...

    If you are way out there and the going gets tough it is a workout that could have you working way harder than you have to...
    200+ feet sucks Breaking down the cables. Good thing I don't need to do that often. Most times my drum fits 98% of the time.
    But you know there's always those Oh no! jobs where this set up can get you paid
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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper city plumber View Post
    I thought about climbing down the man hole and running the K-60 back to the building. But the guy that got me the job wanted me to stop and come back with a jetter. I got to go I will be right back redwood.
    I don't go in manholes...

    I'll use a piece of PVC pipe to direct it from above...

    The last place I want to be is in the manhole when a clog upstream breaks loose. I've seen manholes fill up....
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    We always used a rope with a tiger tail to help the jet hose. No climbing in those holes no thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnclogNH View Post
    We always used a rope with a tiger tail to help the jet hose. No climbing in those holes no thanks.
    Yep thats what we used with the jetter too...

    He was talking about cabling the line, that's why I said pvc...
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    Like cleaning a building sewer where you have a septic tank ! I aways make up a pice of 2" p.v.c. to find the inlet this is what you mean. I could have opened the line well maybe. do you always find manhole covers after the city clean out that is what I had ? what I mean is they were lined up . I don't do a lot of commercial lines but it seems like if I could get in it could keep me busy.

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    General and Mytana have a nice set up for running man holes with a drum machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnclogNH View Post
    We always used a rope with a tiger tail to help the jet hose. No climbing in those holes no thanks.
    what is that tiger tail is it your picture unclognh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper city plumber View Post
    what is that tiger tail is it your picture unclognh?
    No a tiger tail is used for guiding the jetter hose.
    The one pictured above is for running a cable machine for man holes

    Here is a picture of the tiger tail
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    Using pipe to contain the snake and guide it is one way of getting it many feet away from where you safely sit with your machine.

    The tiger tail is for guidance as well as abrasion protection on the hose.
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    Mytanna has the best one for running cable machines in man holes
    PVC works good to but can wobble all over.
    It locks the guide pipe to the rim of the man hole. so you can keep both hands on the cable if needed.

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