Drain lines come in a variety of sizes. Many plumbers and drain cleaners find themselves changing reels midday or even mid-job. While some manufacturers attach reels with brackets and screws, MyTana cable machines all come with quick-change drive springs. Following the steps below, you can change your reel in under two minutes with only a hex key tool.
From sink to sewer lateral, it’s your job to identify issues, clear obstructions and repair defects in all the interconnected piping that feeds into municipal sewers. That’s a lot of pipes of different sizes to service and, as a plumbing or drain cleaning professional, you’ve probably encountered everything you can imagine–from the usual suspects like grease and hair to the more obscure like toys or utensils.
In the training manual Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Riding by Conrad Dent (not to be confused with the iconic American novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig), Dent explains that riders need to be, “equipped to handle unforeseen conditions.” Although Dent is talking about motorcycle riding, he could just as easily be describing a day on the job of a plumber and drain cleaning professional working a cable machine through a drain line.
Being a plumber or drain cleaner means being mobile. From switching between cleaning, jetting or inspecting tasks to traveling from job site to job site, this profession depends on your mobility, so your equipment should support being on the go. You can’t do your job without your equipment, and you can’t use your equipment if you can’t get it out of your truck. Staying injury free also plays a large role in keeping you going, so portability considerations help you make obstacles easier on yourself and on your equipment.
Cable machines can last for years. That makes investing in quality a no-brainer, but it also makes buying a new one a daunting process. What if it’s prone to breaking down or is cumbersome to haul?
Don’t miss MyTana at WWETT, show booth 2432 in Indianapolis, February 22-24. Test drive our cable machines, from the compact M500 Mini Workhorse (for bathtubs, urinals and sinks) to The Big Main, with more than 400 feet of reach. And, be sure to check out our drain jetters and video inspection systems.
A free, new poster from MyTana illustrates common cable machine end tools, along with the applications and line sizes to which each is best suited. This handy guide helps identify the best end tool for almost any blockage. With the proper setup, a drain cleaning professional can clear lines faster, more effectively and with greater safety.
“Different clogs require different approaches,” explains Dale Graber, General Manager for MyTana. “Choosing the right tool and right size gets the job done quicker.”
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MyTana has cable machines for many pipe sizes, from mainlines to septic lines to drain lines. Check out a demonstration of the MyTana M500 Mini Workhorse. This portable cable machine can tackle bathtubs, urinals and sinks with power and ease.