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Old 11-06-2019, 09:32 PM   #1
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Those specs sound like straight Shenanigans to me
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The 3500 5.5 will definitely have a hard time pulling 300' of 3/8" into a line even our big jetters it can be a task... the math on horse power requirements for first one are close... the 4000 however you'll never get 3500 at 10gpm from that unit it's a crock.. even the pressure washer rigs you can buy make false claims.. but buy a 4 or 5k pressure wash rig put a 500dollar hose reel a swivel or two and they charge you 15k
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Spartan does a pretty good job on their specs but they do stretch them a little bit. Honda is good but not that good.
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5.5gpm at 3500 psi 21-23 hp is enough.. however 10gpm at 3500 needs 34-36hp so that little Honda is way under powered for the pump their larger model
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Spartan does a pretty good job on their specs but they do stretch them a little bit. Honda is good but not that good.
They all stretch them a bit.

As to the original question, They say it will clean up to 10” pipe 300’. I doubt they spent a lot of time looking for that real world scenario to test it. If they had, they would be really disappointed.
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Gear, what’s the pressure loss on 300’ of 3/8”?
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figure about 200 to 300 psi per 100' of hose on a 10gpm setup
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Gear, what’s the pressure loss on 300’ of 3/8”?
at 10gpm the loss is 435psi per 100'. At 5.5 gpm, it's 147psi loss per 100'
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They all stretch them a bit.

As to the original question, They say it will clean up to 10” pipe 300’. I doubt they spent a lot of time looking for that real world scenario to test it. If they had, they would be really disappointed.
I didn't see that in either description. Just said the gpm and how much hose is on the reel. Sometimes you need that much to go to the backyard or inside a building and still have enough left over to run into the pipe.

I've actually gotten really great results with my jetter setup at 5.5 gpm. Same setup as in my Drains Deconstructed class and that pulled 230' with no problem and I wouldn't hesitate thinking it could do 300' under the right cicumstance.

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