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I second that:thumbsup:. I'm loving my Model C. The Cables are at a higher level in quality, and I can't imaging using a cable that doesn't self feed. The Eel is easier to use than a lawn mower, and if space is a issue than I hook the cable up to a drill and let it rip. I've even used the Eel cable on the roof with the drill. Realy not much a Electric Eel Model C with the 1.25 and 7/8 cable can't handle.
 

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I second that:thumbsup:. I'm loving my Model C. The Cables are at a higher level in quality, and I can't imaging using a cable that doesn't self feed. The Eel is easier to use than a lawn mower, and if space is a issue than I hook the cable up to a drill and let it rip. I've even used the Eel cable on the roof with the drill. Realy not much a Electric Eel Model C with the 1.25 and 7/8 cable can't handle.


Other brand 1.25" cables don't self feed ?
 

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You'd have to get some feed back from the Ridgid guys, I'm not 100% sure. I was under the impression you have to hand feed it in and hand feed it out. Electric Eel and General Cable will feed itself.
 

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My co-workers think running smaller sections is a liability. I'm not convinced, have you ever lost a section in a pipe?

Time for a story....
I had about 45' of 7/8" cable (K60) in a Sanitary line under the parking garage at a hotel I service. Felt the blockage and tried to go back and forth, but eventually I couldn't do either. The cable was stuck in whatever was causing the blockage. I brought in my other K60 to double up , but still couldn't budge the cables. In a moment of panic, I hooked then up to the service truck and put it in drive. The cables stretched like a spring and popped. I now have about 30' lost in the pipe and the blockage hasn't given at all.

Had to put a camera in the line and locate the blockage. Turns out there was a section of grease line from the kitchen that didn't run thru the interceptor. On a 6" line we found a backpitched 45, with about 20" of solid grease, some forks , knives , spoons , a full Mason jar , some ramekins , etc... The cables were entangled in the silverware which was locked into the grease.

We had to cut the floor to remove the cables and repair the backpitch. Also added a floor C/O to the section. They still have not approved me to reroute the grease line to the interceptor. So I'm certain I'll be back in there again some day. That was the only time in 20+ years that I've lost a cable.
 

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............... On a 6" line we found a backpitched 45, with about 20" of solid grease, some forks , knives , spoons , a full Mason jar , some ramekins , etc... The cables were entangled in the silverware which was locked into the grease.
................That was the only time in 20+ years that I've lost a cable.
Naw buddy, you didn't lose a cable, the cable was taken from you. No one could be expected to snake that, not knowing what was in there, and not lose a cable. Extenuating circumstances.

I've broken two toilets. And then there was a toilet that happened to break when I was removing it from the wall because someone used a whole tube of PL adhesive behind it. No way it was coming off in one piece for anybody, thus I didn't break it.
 
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Time for a story....
I had about 45' of 7/8" cable (K60) in a Sanitary line under the parking garage at a hotel I service. Felt the blockage and tried to go back and forth, but eventually I couldn't do either. The cable was stuck in whatever was causing the blockage. I brought in my other K60 to double up , but still couldn't budge the cables. In a moment of panic, I hooked then up to the service truck and put it in drive. The cables stretched like a spring and popped. I now have about 30' lost in the pipe and the blockage hasn't given at all.

Had to put a camera in the line and locate the blockage. Turns out there was a section of grease line from the kitchen that didn't run thru the interceptor. On a 6" line we found a backpitched 45, with about 20" of solid grease, some forks , knives , spoons , a full Mason jar , some ramekins , etc... The cables were entangled in the silverware which was locked into the grease.

We had to cut the floor to remove the cables and repair the backpitch. Also added a floor C/O to the section. They still have not approved me to reroute the grease line to the interceptor. So I'm certain I'll be back in there again some day. That was the only time in 20+ years that I've lost a cable.
Did they pay you to cut the floor dig it out and repair the line and remove cables??or did they say it's your baby,you got it stuck you get it out
 

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Did they pay you to cut the floor dig it out and repair the line and remove cables??or did they say it's your baby,you got it stuck you get it out
Yeah , they paid.... I'm there about 3 times a week. Never have a problem getting paid. Every 30 days like clockwork.
 

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Yeah , they paid.... I'm there about 3 times a week. Never have a problem getting paid. Every 30 days like clockwork.
I always make the manager sign a contract stating that unless we installed the plumbing there is no way to know if done by code therefore should cable become stuck or seized in the pipe it is the homeowner Or company representative responsibility to pay any and all charges necessary to free the cable
 
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