My Sooteater broke.

HJsimpson Posted By HJsimpson, Feb 24, 2012 at 9:40 PM

  1. HJsimpson

    HJsimpson
    Burning Hunk 2.
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    Apr 17, 2011
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    NE Indiana
    Well today seemed like a good day to check the chimney so i got everything ready and was about half way done when it started shacking real bad.
    I pulled it back out and this is what i found. I have used it about 5 or 6 times and the last time i noticed it appeared to be getting soft at the end.
    Anyone else have this happen? Need to check and see if there is any warranty on this.
     

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  2. mecreature

    mecreature
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    Dec 16, 2010
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    I bet they will make it right.

    I think someone else did have this problem.
     
  3. HJsimpson

    HJsimpson
    Burning Hunk 2.
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    Apr 17, 2011
    125
    64
    Loc:
    NE Indiana
    I really like using it and will continue to use with the other rods. I need to order a second set anyway since i cant do the complete chimney from the ground. It just surprised me since im not doing any extreme angles with it.
     
  4. mecreature

    mecreature
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    Dec 16, 2010
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    I ordered 2 sets. I needed the extra rods also.
    I wonder if they sell just the head.
     
  5. fossil

    fossil
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    I managed to snap a rod once, but I understand why it happened, and it was totally my fault, so I just sucked it up and forgot about it. No problems since then. Rick
     
  6. HJsimpson

    HJsimpson
    Burning Hunk 2.
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    Apr 17, 2011
    125
    64
    Loc:
    NE Indiana
    I always keep it in the basement so its warm before i use it. I dont believe i did anything wrong but like i said i would buy again and i really dont need that rod.

    mecreature
    They do sell just the whip head on ebay for $10 to $15.
     
  7. nate379

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    The rods on mine are all black, wonder if that matters?
     
  8. steeltowninwv

    steeltowninwv
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    Nov 16, 2010
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    I broke a rod on my first use with the sooteater. ..but I did have the drill at Max speed..found out later to run about half speed...also the reason it broke..I ran it thru the chimney out the top..so it was spinning at Max speed in the open air..lots of torque...called sooteater..they sent me a new rod..no questions asked.
     

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