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Old 05-15-2019, 07:54 AM   #51
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What was the situation it couldn't get? I use mine for 1-1/2" lines that are filled with grease or rust. I get a lot of drain snaking calls so mine got paid off prety quickly even though I use it on only a small percentage of my calls.








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On 1 1/2" pipe :

One single 90 and that's all she wrote. If your'e extremely lucky and fool around another 20 minutes I might be able to go through a second 90 or something but rarely. I've been defeated by a single 90 after the san tee in a 3 story condo complex, I couldn't do the stack so I had to use the 3800 with a special lead (Like all the drains I do)

In a 2" CI I made one bend and jerked for 15 minutes to do a second bend with a spring lead. I cleaned it inch by inch for 20-30 minutes and it was still clogged. I had to pull the 3800 once again.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:41 PM   #52
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How do you try to get it through? Do you loop it and push in while working the loop or do you just push and pull?
I'm surprised you can't get through with the general head with the coil in front. I've used that one to get through 1 1/2" cast iron traps. Not with 100 percent success rate but definitely over 50 percent of the time. I use it with my 1/8" and 3/16" hoses.
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How do you try to get it through? Do you loop it and push in while working the loop or do you just push and pull?
I'm surprised you can't get through with the general head with the coil in front. I've used that one to get through 1 1/2" cast iron traps. Not with 100 percent success rate but definitely over 50 percent of the time. I use it with my 1/8" and 3/16" hoses.
I tried every technique I could think of and I even tried to strengthen the hose wrapped in a pex pipe to push or jam it in.

I also tried the loop and twisting at the same time. Always the same results. I even built myself a pipe set with different types of bends. Short 90's, long 90's, 2x45 glued together. I worked the set every day for 2 weeks.

I even bought 500$ set of nozzles with a drop head. It's still misery.
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Twist and throw is my method when trying to get through bends.. personally i snake 90 percent 1st anyways and kind of know where bends are...

i think your jet will be best utilized from stack c.os in basement Tango.. or use the machine how all jetters are designed to jet from downstream back wards up stream..

for the peashooter id stick to greasey lines that A have already been snaked and use jet for final clean or B lines that are gooey and you couldnt get it clear with snake..

I never use jetter unless I have to... usually sludge lines or really bad kitchen horizontals ill work from a cleanout below and flush down first to make sure its open the flush up to clean the overhead horizontal..

jetting plugged lines is a mess and I rathher focusnmy energy on cleaning the drain rather than cleaning the floor, walls etc
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Twist and throw is my method when trying to get through bends.. personally i snake 90 percent 1st anyways and kind of know where bends are...

i think your jet will be best utilized from stack c.os in basement Tango.. or use the machine how all jetters are designed to jet from downstream back wards up stream..

for the peashooter id stick to greasey lines that A have already been snaked and use jet for final clean or B lines that are gooey and you couldnt get it clear with snake..

I never use jetter unless I have to... usually sludge lines or really bad kitchen horizontals ill work from a cleanout below and flush down first to make sure its open the flush up to clean the overhead horizontal..

jetting plugged lines is a mess and I rathher focusnmy energy on cleaning the drain rather than cleaning the floor, walls etc

I want to use it mostly for kitchen 1 1/2" lines once it has been unclogged. I agree it would be best upstream but C/O are hidden behind drywall and they won't accept me to cut a bunch of holes guessing where it could be. Then going upstream if I see one, it wouldn't divert and go to the trap arm.
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Twist and throw is my method when trying to get through bends.. personally i snake 90 percent 1st anyways and kind of know where bends are...

i think your jet will be best utilized from stack c.os in basement Tango.. or use the machine how all jetters are designed to jet from downstream back wards up stream..

for the peashooter id stick to greasey lines that A have already been snaked and use jet for final clean or B lines that are gooey and you couldnt get it clear with snake..

I never use jetter unless I have to... usually sludge lines or really bad kitchen horizontals ill work from a cleanout below and flush down first to make sure its open the flush up to clean the overhead horizontal..

jetting plugged lines is a mess and I rathher focusnmy energy on cleaning the drain rather than cleaning the floor, walls etc

I want to use it mostly for kitchen 1 1/2" lines once it has been unclogged. I agree it would be best upstream but C/O are hidden behind drywall and they won't accept me to cut a bunch of holes guessing where it could be. Then going upstream if I see one, it wouldn't divert and go to the trap arm.
Posting a video shortly its lengthy so i wont get mad if you abort half way through... but its r-2000 houses and how they are built in my area and what were dealing with in kitchen fiascos
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