Buying Hacks that will
Clog Squad Academy is made up of small business owners who are figuring out the most cost-effective ways to get the job done right. These buying hacks will save you big time.
BUYING HACK FOR PICOTE MAXI-MILLER
We couldn’t do it. There was no way we could spend upwards of $12,000.00 on a Picote milling machine; we bought a work van, medium size jetter and a couple of pieces of Flexshaft instead.
Picote Maxi weighs over 275lbs, the same amount of Flexshaft weighs less than 60lbs. It takes two people to use a Picote and only one to use a length of Flexshaft.
fLEX SHAFT & dRILL
Flex Shaft and a drill works great. You can add the same heads you use on the picote.
It is affordable, light to carry around, easy to use, and I don’t feel bad if I break it.
Cordless Drill and 25' of Flex Shaft
COST UNDER $450.00
What is Flex Shaft?
Flex Shaft is the next evolution in drain cleaning.
BUYING HACKS FOR PIPE PATCH POINT REPAIRS
$1,500 to $5,500
We spent over $5,000.00 for a Pipe Patch Packer, 100 feet of push rods and a patch. This gave us the ability to patch a two foot section of pipe.
Our first job had a bend which required an Elbow Packer, $1,800.00 packer plus $350.00 for patch kit.
Our second job we needed to patch a three foot section which meant we had to buy a Four Foot Packer and patch, $2,200.00 packer plus $650.00 for patch kit.
We were told that high prices a barrier to business and will keep our competition away.
We began to wonder if our competition was smarter.
COST UNDER $50.00
$25 TO $250
After two years of spending close to $10,000.00 on packers and patches we started to realize that paying $350.00 to $650.00 for a patch kit was a barrier to making a profit.
Our first job with a Caltube packer was a 4″ floor sink pipe. $50.00 packer plus $50.00 patch kit.
Our second job we needed to patch a three inch stack at Hope College and it would have cost us another $1,000.00. $15.00 packer and $50.00 for patch kit.
Once we overcame the barrier to profit and started making our own packers and patches we started to make money.
We became smarter by learning some buying hacks.
8' (3") CALTUBE PACKER
COST UNDER $50.00
Clog Squad Academy will show you the most cost effective ways to do the job right. Getting a Pipe Patch into a line doesn't have to cost an arm and leg, it can be done for a lot less.
What is a Caltube Packer?
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