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Old 12-15-2015, 01:01 PM   #1
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Has anyone seen or used this jetter in a tool box? I just had a kitchen drain so thick it was like molasses. Was thinking it might make things a little easier on thick drains? It would pay for itself in about 12 jobs. That is if it works??
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I've wondered about these for a while. Seems like it might be the way to go with older lead lines. I imagine it would be harder for a little jetter to find its way outside of the pipe than a cable.
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I'm not a fan of little jetters. They never seem to pull properly or have the ability to pass several fittings. Even my 1/8 and 1/4 hoses for my 4018.


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I just thought it might help on the cast iron lines full of grease and sludge. Sometimes (most of the time) they are a pain!!!!
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I'm not a fan of little jetters. They never seem to pull properly or have the ability to pass several fittings. Even my 1/8 and 1/4 hoses for my 4018.


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Can you reduce your 4018 power to utilize a 1/8" hose? That would eliminate my thoughts of buying a cart jetter.
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Can you reduce your 4018 power to utilize a 1/8" hose? That would eliminate my thoughts of buying a cart jetter.

I can. Only needed it once.


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Has anyone seen or used this jetter in a tool box? I just had a kitchen drain so thick it was like molasses. Was thinking it might make things a little easier on thick drains? It would pay for itself in about 12 jobs. That is if it works??
Not thinking it'll be good. You got to deal with the amp draw, although code is now 20 amps for kitchens, you may still see some 15 amp breakers out there. I have the gorlitz version, just sits in the garage taking up space, have never needed it.

I've found that in 2" a k50 does better than a jetter. Pics of the testing that was done. Plus jetting 2" can make a lot of loose sludge that can sit unless flushed out....hard to do sometime with 1-2 gpm.

Make my undersink contraption and you'll never need a jetter for sink drains when using a k50. Let me know if you need pics of it.

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2nd Snake with 1-1/2 clogchopper k50
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Not thinking it'll be good. You got to deal with the amp draw, although code is now 20 amps for kitchens, you may still see some 15 amp breakers out there. I have the gorlitz version, just sits in the garage taking up space, have never needed it.

I've found that in 2" a k50 does better than a jetter. Pics of the testing that was done. Plus jetting 2" can make a lot of loose sludge that can sit unless flushed out....hard to do sometime with 1-2 gpm.

Make my undersink contraption and you'll never need a jetter for sink drains when using a k50. Let me know if you need pics of it.

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2nd Snake with 1-1/2 clogchopper k50
3rd jetter 2gpm 1500 psi 3r nozzle
4th same pipe just cut in half.
Clogghopper?
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When I got my hands on my very first jetter about 25 years ago, it was a Viking 2.2 GPM @ 1200 PSI machine. It ran a twin piston pump which produced a lot of vibration in the hose. This vibration made it were I was able to run a 75' 1/4" hose through a sink line.

When I first got it, I stuck it in every drain I can. Didn't run a rod through it first. Just jetted the lines. On kitchen sink lines I kept a bucket under the drain pipe to catch overflowing water, stopped the jetter to dump the full bucket, then resume jetting. I found that in some homes with basements and a laundry below the kitchen sink proved to be problematic. I'd clear so much sludge out of the 2" line I would plug the 4" sink line under the basement floor, which would back up out of the floor drain. I even jetted bathtubs, showers and other things.

The Viking came with solid brass ball nozzles one with 4 jets back one forward, and another with 6 jets back, It also came with a hex shaped nozzle with 4 jets back a spring attached to the front and a ping pong ball attached to the spring to help it float over debris, also just a plain hex 4 jets back, another 4 jets back 1 forward, and one with two jets back and one drilled on the side at a 90 degree angle, which allowed you to make turns in tees. I also had a rotary nozzle that I used to do a final cleaning. With the low gpm units you have to make at least 4 to 6 passes to clean the line.
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Made by General. When you talk to Kirk, make sure you specify you want the one that connects directly to the 5/8 cable....no adapter.

The reverse auger and 1" and 1-1/2 clogchopper are pretty much all I use with 5/8 cable.
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