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Old 03-27-2019, 09:43 PM   #61
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About time I really start posting in this thread.

I take pics for out-of-town LLs so they can see what I see. The dirtiest pics most of them get.... maybe.

Bedtime, busy next two days, finish taxes this weekend... none are on my tablet, all on my phone, to big of a file.
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:10 PM   #62
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For sure I dont want to hold down the fort here.. I like contributions.. collaborative ideas or just what you do.. I've been busy just doing hw tanks.. 4 this week so far bahhh... and some urranals
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:00 AM   #63
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Id rather clean a grease trap than a urinal!

Yesterday I had a laundry line, ended up cabling the floor drain too. Must have a kitchen line tied in too. This is the grease I pulled out by hand from the floor drain.
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Looks stanky
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Not bad really. I cabled a drain there about 7 years ago, not this one. My master tackled it probably 15 years ago. Said to proceed with caution. Now one of my biggest customers own it. Went pretty easy. Spent more time BS with the maintenance guy than working. Had a half hour to kill before my next one, and they really don’t give a crap anymore.
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A new addition to my family... just used some white lithium grease to clean up some rust... when I have free time will perform maintenance greasing recommended by ridgid...

this is older style machine with 1hp motor... got it used for a deal 165 of cable 1 cable slightly kinked... this machine honestly looks rarely used... going to buy new jaws and give this puppy a regular diet of tree branches...

cables were in cages only 1 cage is decent 3 others junk.. I prefer tires so once I get everything oiled up and ready to go I'll take pics... did not come with guide hose next time I'm at ridgid dealer I'll inquire about pricing if its reasonable I'll purchase if not I'll make one
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Referral from a plumber. Pic from HO. I dont have a jetter. Friday.

Wish me luck.
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A new addition to my family... just used some white lithium grease to clean up some rust... when I have free time will perform maintenance greasing recommended by ridgid...

this is older style machine with 1hp motor... got it used for a deal 165 of cable 1 cable slightly kinked... this machine honestly looks rarely used... going to buy new jaws and give this puppy a regular diet of tree branches...

cables were in cages only 1 cage is decent 3 others junk.. I prefer tires so once I get everything oiled up and ready to go I'll take pics... did not come with guide hose next time I'm at ridgid dealer I'll inquire about pricing if its reasonable I'll purchase if not I'll make one



We have one of those, same exact one. We only have 100' though which is fine with me. If I can't get it with my 100' 5/8" I don't need to go back. I have more than enough work all the time. We are short on guys. I just tell them to call and have someone else we work with jet it. They do excavation too so it works out good.








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A new addition to my family... just used some white lithium grease to clean up some rust... when I have free time will perform maintenance greasing recommended by ridgid...

this is older style machine with 1hp motor... got it used for a deal 165 of cable 1 cable slightly kinked... this machine honestly looks rarely used... going to buy new jaws and give this puppy a regular diet of tree branches...

cables were in cages only 1 cage is decent 3 others junk.. I prefer tires so once I get everything oiled up and ready to go I'll take pics... did not come with guide hose next time I'm at ridgid dealer I'll inquire about pricing if its reasonable I'll purchase if not I'll make one



We have one of those, same exact one. We only have 100' though which is fine with me. If I can't get it with my 100' 5/8" I don't need to go back. I have more than enough work all the time. We are short on guys. I just tell them to call and have someone else we work with jet it. They do excavation too so it works out good.








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This one is for my own family not my works.. we have all the goodies at work I'm just building my own stuff... its a decent machine.. my cousin backed up last week so I tried it out works good.. I own a speed rooter 91 and k3800 with 2 large drums one with 1/2" with 7/8" ridgid pin and I have 3/8" with 5/8" ridgid pin and also I have small drum with 5/16 cable...and now k1500b with 165' I think one cable is pooched though I got them soaking in diesel fuel..

I'm just working on camera and jetter... so I'm ready to launch drains only company... no tinkering with faucets.. no hunting down weird parts for anything... just cleaning drains from 3/4" up to 10".. I've been working in the field for quite a while and I know the short comings of the businesses in my area...

it's hard work and I dont mind it I know of 30 or more plumbers/ plumbing companies that dont do the drains and they call and ask for me a lot because they know I'm clean and treat the customers homes as my own...

They also know that if I cant get it then it's time for excavation.. also I'm known at city hall as one of best sewer locators in the city... not trying to float my boat there is better out there...

I just know that I'd be able to provide a good service and be able to make a good living doing it..

I agree with you 100% if 100' isn't enough either put a c.o in or use jetter but I do like the option of just rodding out the tree roots too..

like sometimes it's nice to not add water to the situation to make things worse... sometimes you have no choice (sludge line)

general is always my go to because its 1 to 2 trips max to the basement... my bucket with cutter heads hammer chisel and sockets multi screw driver and the machine.... once in a while extra trip for extension cords and trouble light... the general is a less mess machine.. but if basement is unfinished and there are heavy roots k1500 would likely be a better option

however... the generals root ripper cutter is amazing at heavily matted root blockages I've cut some doozys out with it.. even some that the k1500 wouldn't touch so really it's a trade off... heavy as hell one trip or a few trips lighter but more setup..

If it's a manhole you need jetter it's just a struggle trying to snake it.. I've done it before many times it's just no fun... plus sometimes there like 40+ ft deep around here like even the jetter is a bit tricky....

I've had ones where I'm just done ready give up almost... ready to leave for a mental break.. and I just drop hose in fire it up and bam hose finds outlet... even though i tried for 2- 3 hours looking for it... like some people may think oh how hard is it....lol well in middle of night -30 and 70+ townhouses are flooding.. plus you spent over and hour tracing everything out because 6 manholes are full ... then you find the last one and it's like 40' deep...

oh plus the boss sent your help away.. if does get frustrating but if you can concentrate and find a solution or think outside the box to get the problem solved then you shall succeed...

Tracing sewers has been one of my strong points.. It can be a challenge when everything is full but if you have the tools.and knowledge it doesn't have to be stressful..

Sewers are a passion... and you either love them or hate them... to me I love them, as long as customers are with me on the "do what you have to.. to get my drain running" and dont fight me tooth and nail about prices or the last guy never did this or that or whatever... Its mostly the pull a toilet argument.. or wheres you c.o argument or no c.o argument.. last guy snaked it from here 2" floor drain
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