Rigid k400

Discussion in 'Drain Cleaning' started by fixitright, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. fixitright

    fixitright New Member

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    Looking at a Rigid k400 for floor and drain pipes sold at Home Depot for about $500.00 (or $636.00 at Grainger's).

    Any experience with this unit?

    I was told that the extra cost was for the shopping privilege, convenience and availability by a clerk at Grainger's.

    There were three Rigid k400's on the shelf at my local Home Depot.

    I own and maintain rental property so this will be a medium use product, no main lines.

    Is a Rigid K400 a good bang for my buck?

    Thanks for all your help
  2. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    IN my opinion, the 3/8" cable is worthless, and the 1/2" one is ONLY adequate for 2" drain lines, NOT a 3" or 4" main line. If that is all you need it for, then it will be an adequate tool for you.
  4. fixitright

    fixitright New Member

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    Thank you for your comments,

    The Rigid K3800 is twice the price.

    HJ, Please tell me WHY the 3/8 cable is worthless?

    I will not be in any main lines, usually 1 1/2" - 2" lines.

    Thank you for your comments
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    It is too large to go into bathtub drains, and too small to properly clean 1 1/2" and 2" drain lines. The 50' length could also be a factor.

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