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Old 10-28-2018, 10:33 AM   #11
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Lots of places you can't use a gas powered Jetter. The little General may be handy. The Mytana models are to big and heavy.



There have been a few jobs I would/could have used a small jetter but they were few and far in between.


Thatís what remote reels and jumper hose is for. I jetted that way for many years. If I could, Iíd leave the Jetter in the truck and open the doors.
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:37 AM   #12
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I have had great success w/ the JM -1000 jetter, I service restaurants and under counter 2" drains from soda machines at front lines, washing out drains filled w/ breading flour ( ChickFila, KFC, ) etc... All equipment has limitations, this one is neat , clean and no BIG messes! Paid for itself first call !!
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Old 10-28-2018, 12:09 PM   #13
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For residential kitchen lines full grease it works like a charm, great upsale and the customers are always impressed with the machine.

I’ve pulled out huge chucks of rock hard grease,
Enough to fill a 5 gallon bucket with hard grease.

70 year old 2” Cast Iron & Galvanized lines are cleaned and warranted!
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:29 PM   #14
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I'm also taking a look at the AR630TSS-HOT. It pulls 19 amps and I'm really not sure what breakers people usually have in their kitchen. Are there any 20 amp circuit that are usually found in houses? Do you know if lowering the pressure adjustment will allow to pull 15 amps just in case?

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After checking it out some more the AR630TSS-HOT I think would cut though ice very easily however at 62 pounds that's freaking heavy to haul into a kitchen. Then the the 19 amps might be a problem on old circuit breakers. Just for comparison purposes the drum of the k-3800 with my 90' x 1/2" cable is 59 pounds

Back to looking at the JM-1000
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@Fatpat Can you take a picture of the nozzles and spring lead and are the threads 1/4NPT?
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@Fatpat Can you take a picture of the nozzles and spring lead and are the threads 1/4NPT?
I’ll take a picture of the nozzles tomorrow for you.

Yes they are 1/4” Npt
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We run 1/2", 1/4" and 1/8"(rarely) hose on our 18gpm/4000psi jetter. The 1/8" hose is great for ptraps. And yes, you can go downstream in a clogged pipe, just takes some skills.
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Iíll take a picture of the nozzles tomorrow for you.

Yes they are 1/4Ē Npt
They are not 1/4". They are 1/8".

I too have one and very much enjoy it. I prefer it over my k40af. It works very well and uses just the right amount of water. Usually I run the shop vac while I use it because at first you will get some water coming back at you. Lots of times I am able to just fit a 5 gallon bucket under the trap adapter. I have at times screwed on a short piece of pipe with a female adapter to bring it out to where its easier to deal with.

I wouldn't call it weak, it can certainly cut up any waste blocking a drain. But at 1500psi it won't harm the pipes. If they are already really rotted then yeah, they will probably break but I think this is actually easier on pipes than a snake.

The only thing I didnt like was the pos on/off switch. My manager got ahold of general and they sent a new one which was a different brand. All good now.

It comes with 4 nozzles, I only use one of them, it has one forward hole and three backward. None of the other stock nozzles have a forward hole. You could lower the pressure by getting a nozzle with more/bigger holes if you are worried about cutting a pipe.

All of this said you could also just get an electric pressure washer, some hose, and the nozzles all seperately. I havent looked at the prices/options of that.
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If you aren't going to use it often you might as well buy a decent electric pressure washer, nozzles and hose kit. You'll end up spending less than half the money vs. the General. I spent less than $500 on my first setup.
I used the AR Blue 383 for a few years until I realized I was upselling more kitchen lines.
Trust me, the General is weak when you compare it to the better electric jetters. It's just good enough to get the job done most of the time. The 383 has similar specs but not the neat presentation. The cheaper electric pressure washers are going to be a whole lot lighter than the 630 models.
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