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Old 10-30-2018, 11:08 PM   #31
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Here we go!!

The bit about Lye is just sarcasm.
For crying out loud, get some humor in your life!

I have four camera's and two monitors because I like toys and am considered
in my area to be a top notch technician.
Among many other things I've been doing this a long time.
I own a Clog Dog and camera behind it in main lines.

I used to be able to piss harder than most of the electric Jetters out there.
Getting old.

There's all kinds of tricks to use in many situations that will get you the required
results in any size line. It's a matter of being a life long learner.

If you use any kind of drain cleaner, be it lye or Hydrochloric acid your a hack.

I am sorry if I offended you. I havent read many of your posts on here so I wasnt sure who you are or what your experiences are. I wasnt asking if you had a camera to imply that you were deficient in any way, I just genuinely didnt know. My experience has been that most plumbers wont touch drains so I would never have guessed first off that you had that much experience with drains.


I like using my minijetter and feel it does a really good job. I only use it on 2" or smaller lines and prefer it over the k40af that was bought without my input. That thing is just terrible if for no other reason than you have to hold the paddle the whole time and hand gets real sore. For 3" and 4" pipe I carry general drum unit with 100' of 5/8".


I have had success with HCL when no other method would work a handful of times. A frozen trap in an outside wall, grout/cement in the drain from the tiler, Old galv line piped incorrectly with 3 urinals on it. Like you said, just another trick to get you by in a unique situation.


As for humor....Why do ducks have tail feathers? To cover their buttquacks!
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I am sorry if I offended you. I havent read many of your posts on here so I wasnt sure who you are or what your experiences are.


fixitright has left over lye from his mafia days. You know when there is a hit they need to call a cleaner.
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I only use it on 2" or smaller lines and prefer it over the k40af that was bought without my input. That thing is just terrible if for no other reason than you have to hold the paddle the whole time and hand gets real sore.
Did you check out my stand I made? No more soreness or back pain. Check out the whole thread.

https://www.plumbingzone.com/f23/my-...3/#post1140178
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Did you check out my stand I made? No more soreness or back pain. Check out the whole thread.

https://www.plumbingzone.com/f23/my-...3/#post1140178



I dont have a k45, I have a k40af. I wish I had the general drain rooter ph with the bearing drive just like on my 5/8" drum unit.


it also doesnt help that the cables which came with it were garbage. The 3/8" was hollow! No braided cble in the middle of it. Both it and the 5/16" bent up on first use. They are right hand wound, most others are left hand. For some reason our parts person, whose whole job is ordering specific parts from where ever we need to get them from couldnt process that I needed ridgid brand replacement cables and ended up just ordering me general cables. So I have to run it in reverse and use the backwards paddle to make it go foward. This would be fine except it doesn't grip the cable as firmly in that direction. Also the cables kept knotting up in the drum.


I used to use a general pistol unit before it wore out and it was alright. Pretty heavy but it never had the cable flip in the drum like that. Sometimes I use this old marco pistol unit we have, it still works great after all these years.



I really wish I had been asked before the k4oaf was ordered. My manager was ordering a bunch of propress tools and some megapress stuff and got carried away. He's also never really done any snaking.
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I am sorry if I offended you. I havent read many of your posts on here so I wasnt sure who you are or what your experiences are. I wasnt asking if you had a camera to imply that you were deficient in any way, I just genuinely didnt know. My experience has been that most plumbers wont touch drains so I would never have guessed first off that you had that much experience with drains.


I like using my minijetter and feel it does a really good job. I only use it on 2" or smaller lines and prefer it over the k40af that was bought without my input. That thing is just terrible if for no other reason than you have to hold the paddle the whole time and hand gets real sore. For 3" and 4" pipe I carry general drum unit with 100' of 5/8".


I have had success with HCL when no other method would work a handful of times. A frozen trap in an outside wall, grout/cement in the drain from the tiler, Old galv line piped incorrectly with 3 urinals on it. Like you said, just another trick to get you by in a unique situation.


As for humor....Why do ducks have tail feathers? To cover their buttquacks!
No offense taken. We joked about lye and such years back on this forum until someone got all pissy. I just joke about it now.
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Are there any updates? Have you had a chance to use it yet?
I saw someone was selling a brand new one for $400 on Craigslist last night and reminded me of this thread.
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I saw someone was selling a brand new one for $400 on Craigslist last night and reminded me of this thread.
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Are there any updates? Have you had a chance to use it yet?
I saw someone was selling a brand new one for $400 on Craigslist last night and reminded me of this thread.
You talking to me? I tested it in the backyard in a custom 1 1/2" hack piping set-up because that's what I will be encountering in real life. I will post a review in the lounge eventually.
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Tango did you end up buying yourself a mainline machine? I seen you mentioned something about cleaning a mainline in a earlier post in this thread..

On a side note Im personally not a huge fan of using those mini jetters (plug in) Like im sure they work but for the price tag you could get yourself a chunk of hose and a small gas pressure washer and do the same thing..

Tango you mentioned about shortest way to go from 1/8x 1/4 best way is use stainless bushing they last longer if price is a big deal then use galv.. we dont use quick connects just don't trust them threads are stronger of course everything wears eventually.. if you want a premium nozzle then i recommend a company called shamrock nozzles they make quality stuff.. as you know you gotta pay for it though... They custom drill nozzles specific to you machines specs.. they have potential to last hundreds of cleanings
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I love my mini-jet. Great for 1-1/2" to 2" lines. Does especially well cleaning rust and grease.
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