how much is snake and drum worth?

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  1. fhorta

    fhorta New Member

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    Hi all. Just a quick question. Wondering how much a cobra drum and snake are worth? The motor is messed up. It wont go forward but does reverse. It has pedal and the snake is 50 ft. Its all metal. I ask because there is a guy who wants to deal me a gorlits drain cleaner for the cobra plus some cash from me. The gorlits is also 1/2 and 50 ft. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Buy a new motor or have that one fixed. If it runs, then fixing the "forward" should be easy. To me, the Gorlits machines are too big and bulky.
     
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  4. fhorta

    fhorta New Member

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    Thanks. From what i found out the motor is about $75. Not sure about fixing it, i dont know much bout this. Also, i found out its not a cobra, but a mini-rooter. I just want a ball park figure how much it be worth without motor. The guy is asking $100 for gorlits. Thanks
     
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  5. MACPLUMB 777

    MACPLUMB 777 TROJAN WORLDWIDE SALES RP

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    Take some scotch tape and tape a $5.00 bill to it and that is what it would be worth on the way to the dumpster, !

    Then buy a real drain machine

    http://trojanworldwide.com/colt.html
     
  6. fhorta

    fhorta New Member

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    Well, glad i didnt do that. Got $80 for it!
     
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