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Old 06-17-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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I was thinking of buying the marco mini 60, anyone know about these. My friend has a marco power pack 60 and its awsome but discontinued.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:54 PM   #2
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I have wondered about them myself. It would be interesting in what people say.

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I was thinking of buying the marco mini 60, anyone know about these. My friend has a marco power pack 60 and its awsome but discontinued.
I have an old power pak 60. You can still get the drums and spider for them from Marco. Mine works well but I totally rebuilt it and installed a GFCI too. I got mine from an apartment complex that sold all the units to make condo's.......the maintainence guy gave it to me as a tribute!!!! The cable was screwed but the frame and motor are like new. marco makes a good machine if you dont use it every day all day.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:25 PM   #4
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I was thinking of buying the marco mini 60, anyone know about these. My friend has a marco power pack 60 and its awsome but discontinued.
I just saw a Marco on ebay if that helps you.
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I had a Marco Pik-a-Pak many years ago. These days, I don't think they're a good machine. Kinda cheap. I sure do love my General Super Vee.
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I have never used a marco. I have only used gorlitz and spartan.
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I had a Marco Pik-a-Pak many years ago. These days, I don't think they're a good machine. Kinda cheap. I sure do love my General Super Vee.
Never seen a Marco product till I saw it on ebay.
Love my super Vee too. Really love it on overhead drains and when you can open the bottom of a drum trap in a basement.
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Marco is junk, junk, junk. I know one guy who uses them but he buys them used and has a buddy of his make some new parts which makes them almost okay. Then when they can't clear a drain they hire Rick (Plumber Rick) to come save them. The last Marco I purchased was in the 70s and Marco's factory is only 12-miles from me.

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Marco is junk, junk, junk. I know one guy who uses them but he buys them used and has a buddy of his make some new parts which makes them almost okay. Then when they can't clear a drain they hire Rick (Plumber Rick) to come save them. The last Marco I purchased was in the 70s and Marco's factory is only 12-miles from me.

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I do not do main drain cleaning or any commercial cleaning at all. Only inside home lines such as sinks,tubs,washing machine etc. I use a manual machine for most of that. I use the marco to locate main residental sewers here. I sound them out with a metal probe and the machine running in a vent stack. The sewers here are shallow and it works everytime and is cheaper than locating equipment. I have drain compnay that will clear most lines for me if they have access to the pipe for 75.00 and i dont hafta touch the machine. I charge the customer for locating the sewer and installing a cleanout and add 135.00 for the cleaning fee. So i really dont have the need for a big machine. Good to know the new ones are crap. The old ones aren't great but are ok for light duty twice a week use. If I cleaned drains i'd hafta have the entire wench set up to load and unload the machine.
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