The worlds best sewer tools and equipment !

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  1. MASTERPLUMB777

    MASTERPLUMB777 In the Trades

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    So who only works 200 days a year, ? ?
    Try 350 or more days a year was what i was working most of my life !
     
  2. PipeInspection

    PipeInspection New Member

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    New to the site, but thought I'd drop a post to say hello.

    Looks like we have a fellow Pipe Camera provider here.

    Hope all is wells.

    Paul
     
  3. freeflow

    freeflow Semi retired master plumber

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  4. freeflow

    freeflow Semi retired master plumber

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  5. freeflow

    freeflow Semi retired master plumber

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    Forgive my spelling I can barely see letters on this phone(big grin) I googled up Freeflow in Birmingham a was stunned man what a trail we leave on the Internet? I noticed my old phone number is up for grabs it's been close to 10 yrs since I used that name or phone number I wish I had done what my friend did and sell name phone number and truck he got a nice chunk of change for his one man band!!$$
     
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  6. todd007

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    Williams power snake has been around for a while and i've used the sh** out of it! The old spartans work well too.
     
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  7. Sylvan

    Sylvan Still learning

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    I have General, Rigid and had Spartan, Marco and Electric eel

    The General augers I have over 30 years the General 90 I have 30 years

    What I consider a great machine is one that can pay for itself after being used 5-6 times

    For example my minimum charge for snaking a sewer is $325.00 so if I pay $1,600 and use it 5 times its paid for

    A General auger pays for itself the very first time I use it

    I only had to replace three 3/4" x 100 feet of cable in the past 38 years and that was due to employees neglect

    Also theft is a big problem for inner city plumbers where vans are broken into so why pay for 3- 5 times more for a cable machine that will be
    1- abused by employees
    2- take months to pay for itself
    3- parts may not be readily available
    4- is very user friendly
     
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  8. MASTERPLUMB777

    MASTERPLUMB777 In the Trades

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    AS of May 1st, 2017
    I am now a Independent Distributor for Electric Eel Mfg,
    a full line of sewer and drain equipment, with cameras, and small jetters

    As while as Easy Cam Sewer Cams
     
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  9. Sylvan

    Sylvan Still learning

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    Worlds BEST is a machine that can pay for itself after cleaning 3- 4 sewers and the machine and cable lasts over 30 years General is one of the BEST machines when it comes to paying for itself and takes employee abuse and is very easy to repair IF ever needed.

    Two month ago I used my electric eel 11/4 cable and ran the snake exactly 264 FEET although electric eel says no more then 200 feet

    After snaking the 8" line 9 times I removed all the roots and other debris and was able to collect $5,500 . Two other companies quoted over $18,000 to replace the sewer
     
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  10. chandra smith CCP

    chandra smith CCP New Member

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    do you sell any DVRs for the camera systems? we have a seesnake sewer camera but need the DVR to record
     
  11. Sylvan

    Sylvan Still learning

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    Let me just add my 42 years in the plumbing profession opinion

    I judge equipment on the amount of time it pays for itself and ease of repair if needed

    My very first gas water Jetter was a Rigid KJ 2200 and I was doing outside leader lines weak machine but it did do the job and it paid for itself the first time I used it

    I bought Spartan top of the line machine TO BIG to go through a door way and very expensive

    A Marco piece of crap JUNK total waste of money plastic drum USELESS . (No wonder they went out of business)

    General super 90 with a hand crank to feed and retrieve early 1980's

    Fits though most doors easy for one man for take down and up basement stairs as it is only 234 pounds 3/4 x 100 feet cable

    Electric eel fantastic sectional machine still working after 30 years and we did a run over 300 feet roots 8" line

    General XP 1/2" or 3/8 x 75 feet

    We did a 25 story coop 2" kitchen line the snake more then paid for itself and I made a hell of a profit and still have that machine

    Rigid K750 Very flexible cable compared to general as the Rigid 3/4 cable fly's through tight turns BUT the drum is way to big and the wheels are a joke USELESS

    I bought several machines from E bay for less then half what the manufacturers wanted (supply house)

    My Jetters I used Mustang, Rigid, Jetmax , and water Cannon and amazing tools

    Water Cannon and Amazing tools give the fastest pay back and LAST for decades.

    If "Spartan Cables" are the VERY BEST then why not buy a General super 90 and use the Spartan cables? UNLESS they are wound different then run the machine in reverse :)

    I was given some machines to evaluate and they were so bad I figured I would not even say anything as there was noting nice to say about them

    I bought a Spartan box of assorted cutting heads and welded Rigid/ spartan adapter to General so I can easily user either General clog chopper or spartan cutters on the same cables 3/8" 1/2 " and 3/4

    NO MACHINE is the "BEST" the cables are what counts ,and weight , portability , price , customer service and availability of parts

    I have A BMW 2016 750 I (M) sport high performance Perilli tires Car cost over $125,000 with most of the sport package options

    My Daughter bought a 2020 Subaru Legacy 1/4 the price of the Busty my Wallet car much longer warranty, SAFER in the rain or snow 100,000 GREAT customer support BOTH cars are capable of reaching 0-60 MPH ( mine does it in 4.2 seconds and burns twice the fuel

    Yet according the bull Chit BMW advertises it is FAR FROM the "Ultimate driving machine"

    My 2011 Lexus LS 460 L is not only safer in bad weather it is cheap to maintain and very roomy although the BMW is fun to drive on twisting roads at break neck speeds

    To say "the very best" is misleading each one has the plus and negative sides



     
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