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Old 11-02-2018, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default Ridgid K5208 Reviews wanted!!!!

Anyone having used the K1500 is now using the K5208?

Been getting alot of feedback that new sectional users like the K5208 but experienced guys would rather have the 1500 over the 5208.
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:41 AM   #2
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Haven’t heard of it till now. Honestly, as far as I know, and I know a sht ton of cleaners in my area, I’m the only one with a rodder.
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I helped them with design ideas and I think they listened. Ridgid had posted a prototype and asked for ideas I told them the flaws of their design. Looks like they corrected the issues I proposed before production.

I wasn't the only one pointing out things...It was a group effort.
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"...this machine is 35% lighter and 71% smaller than previous RIDGID sectional drain cleaners."


Aka more plastic less metal and motor.
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Haven’t heard of it till now. Honestly, as far as I know, and I know a sht ton of cleaners in my area, I’m the only one with a rodder.



Why do you call it a rodder instead of a sectional? Rodding is completely different and it actually involves fiber glass or spring steel rods which usually screw together.
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I helped them with design ideas and I think they listened. Ridgid had posted a prototype and asked for ideas I told them the flaws of their design. Looks like they corrected the issues I proposed before production.

I wasn't the only one pointing out things...It was a group effort.
What kind of issues did they correct?
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Unfortunately they had removed the prototype picture so I can't compare what changed. The switch was protruding and would be smashed and the way the plastic would be busted in the winter cold when employees tossed the machine back in the truck at the end of the day and tossing stuff over it.
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Why do you call it a rodder instead of a sectional? Rodding is completely different and it actually involves fiber glass or spring steel rods which usually screw together.
Call it a old bad habit. When I was first introduced to the k-1500 it was referred to as the IRM. I was never told exactly what IRM stood for... kinda figured it was Irritating Rodding Machine.
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Call it a old bad habit. When I was first introduced to the k-1500 it was referred to as the IRM. I was never told exactly what IRM stood for... kinda figured it was Irritating Rodding Machine.



I used to get excited when someone told me they already tried snaking the main. I would ask, you mean with one of the little hand spinners? And they would say oh no with a big one for the main line. Then I go in the basement and they have what is essentially a large electricians tape. Those drain tapes are such a crock. I had one guy swear he has used it successfully before though.
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I used to get excited when someone told me they already tried snaking the main. I would ask, you mean with one of the little hand spinners? And they would say oh no with a big one for the main line. Then I go in the basement and they have what is essentially a large electricians tape. Those drain tapes are such a crock. I had one guy swear he has used it successfully before though.
Got a call from the son of a friend. They don’t have much money, and I usually give them a break. Anyhow I missed his call and called back the next morning, left a message. Two weeks pass and get a call from his wife. Schedule a mid day appointment. I show up early, outside clean out, plug ten foot away and sill cock two foot away.

There’s one of those stupid tape things sticking out. Yanked on it as hard as I could. Wife shows up just in time for me to tell her I’m not touching it with a 10’ pole! They need to dig. Haven’t heard a word.

Come to find out they had run out of tp and started using paper towel. The two weeks previously he pulled the stool and got it with the tape.

People are stupid!
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