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Old 08-23-2019, 12:47 PM   #21
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I just realized the big flex shaft is suitable for 2-4" pipes which means it won't be good for me after all. I'm not sure if all houses have 6" pipe all the way to the foundation and reduce to 4". I know my house is a 6" outside. That would mean the flex shaft is not the solution.
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I just realized the big flex shaft is suitable for 2-4" pipes which means it won't be good for me after all. I'm not sure if all houses have 6" pipe all the way to the foundation and reduce to 4". I know my house is a 6" outside. That would mean the flex shaft is not the solution.
6" for residential? That seems like way overkill. Around here it's normally always 4" and I think a few might only be 3"

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6" for residential? That seems like way overkill. Around here it's normally always 4" and I think a few might only be 3"

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Yes 6", and don't make me doubt myself, it was like 8 years ago, I connected the 6" clay to my 4" cast when I excavated around the foundation. I remember I had to look at a few places to find a reducer. My house is from 1952. I'm not familiar other than that except this spring when I camera'd a line for someone I was surprised to see 4" up to the street.
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I assume ridgid will come out with a larger 1/2 inch flexshaft machine for mainlines with 100+ ft sometime in the near future.
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Tango, do you have a link to this lawsuit? Is this a canadian specific lawsuit? Always use a sheath between the chains or you'll damage the shaft.
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Yes 6", and don't make me doubt myself, it was like 8 years ago, I connected the 6" clay to my 4" cast when I excavated around the foundation. I remember I had to look at a few places to find a reducer. My house is from 1952. I'm not familiar other than that except this spring when I camera'd a line for someone I was surprised to see 4" up to the street.
I see many houses from that period with 6" stubbed off of city main, meaning pipe goes 3" cast to 4" clay with last 10' or so being 6".


Has anyone seen what the inside of the Flexshaft machines look like? I am curious how the shaft connects to the drill adapter part. I am also wondering if the reel holds the cable like the Renssi and other machines, i.e. in one layer loop to prevent tangling.
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I see many houses from that period with 6" stubbed off of city main, meaning pipe goes 3" cast to 4" clay with last 10' or so being 6".


Has anyone seen what the inside of the Flexshaft machines look like? I am curious how the shaft connects to the drill adapter part. I am also wondering if the reel holds the cable like the Renssi and other machines, i.e. in one layer loop to prevent tangling.
All you have to do is contact a local ridgid rep for a demonstration. Then you can open it up and take as many pictures you want.
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There are many people breaking the shaft on the K9's. Most seem to be breaking on the dry end. Ridgid is giving out one new replacement cable/shaft per unit so you know these are weak.
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Chinesium cables.. course you knew it wasn't going to last...

If the machine binds the cable it's going to flip just like any other cable, but a normal cable machine spins at 1/4 the speed if that so it happens that much faster..

Slow and steady like drilling steel
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