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Thanks for posting the intro.
Jetting inside a house requires a bit of special care.
the water the jet uses has to go somewhere and if the drain doesn't clear very quickly it could get ugly.
You would probably be better off cabling tub and sink drains.
 

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I have used a harben inside homes up too 6000psi. I have never damaged a pipe using 4000psi unless it was rotted out to begin with. You have to be careful when jetting inside a house. You can flood the place and cause thousands of dollars of damage in seconds.........not that I've ever done that:whistling2::laughing:
 

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I'm with Redwood on this one. I once used one of those "blowbags" and it came right back at me. Nice little mess. Thankfully the bathroom I was in had ceramic tile on the walls that cleaned up pretty easily.

I am curious about your experience with drain cleaning. I understand a license isn't required there (here in Texas, they actually created a special license just for drain cleaners just a few years ago). I won't get into that debate here, but I would hope that if you are relatively inexperienced, you really take time to research drain cleaning methods and the tools used. It isn't exactly "rocket science", but I'd argue that it is a bit of an art.

Ha! I'll bet I'm the first to refer to drain cleaning as "art"! :laughing:
 

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Ha! I'll bet I'm the first to refer to drain cleaning as "art"! :laughing:
Southby's has a painting up for auction...

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thats what i figured would happen with the water jet floods are no good we are trying to get rid of the flood not creat one haha, so in a situation like this i can use the spartan 300 in a sink drain, in my recent years of work i have never been in the situation to use it but i was told that if you cant get it with the handy electric do not use the spartan 300 b/c its only used to sewers bc its too powerful
 

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It's generally not a good idea to jet from the upstream side but sometimes you have no choice. If you have to do it, try to open things up with a snake first. After the line is open you need to proceed slowly. Try to get to the bottom of the system as quick as you can and then work your way back up in steps. Hit a small section then shut down and let everything drain down. Repeat until your back at the top. A sewer cam is great if you can get it down another drain. That way you have advanced warning if the system starts to fill. I would highly recommend having a second guy with you. You need some one that can walk around and check for flooding and then he can shut it down.
 

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yes protech we are actually making it manditory to send out two men crewfor that reason exactly.. but that sounds like a good idea just sending it down little by little and hitting it with the snake first to puncture it
 

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thats what i figured would happen with the water jet floods are no good we are trying to get rid of the flood not creat one haha, so in a situation like this i can use the spartan 300 in a sink drain, in my recent years of work i have never been in the situation to use it but i was told that if you cant get it with the handy electric do not use the spartan 300 b/c its only used to sewers bc its too powerful
A Spartan 300 is the last thing I could imagine going down a tub or sink drain.

Really your knowledge of drain cleaning sucks and I'd hate to see your learning curve inflicted on a customer without getting a skilled drain cleaner on board to teach you.
 

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red wood i officially know not to acknowledge your posts anymore b/c they are not helpful and all your doing is trying to put down my knowledge which i do not appreciate. i came to ask for advise not to be criticized on my knowledge of drain cleaining
 

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I just looked up that jetter you were talking about. Yes, I would have no problem using that indoors.

Redwood why couldn't you use a 300 in a sink drain? I use 5/8" cable in sink all the time with my k-60. Why would a drum machine be any different?
 

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Redwood why couldn't you use a 300 in a sink drain? I use 5/8" cable in sink all the time with my k-60. Why would a drum machine be any different?
The k-60 is a noodle compared to the cable the drum machines use.

I would consider a Spartan 100 to be something I would use on sink and tub drains.

The Spartan 300 is what I would consider a light weight main line machine, generally a useless machine. Too big for sinks and tubs yet too wimpy to get out in a main with roots of any size.

The Spartan 1065 is what I would use on a main line.

I myself don't use Spartan machines.

I have a Ridgid K-7500 with 11/16" cables for mains and a K-3800 with drums for 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2" cables I use on the smaller lines.
 

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red wood i officially know not to acknowledge your posts anymore b/c they are not helpful and all your doing is trying to put down my knowledge which i do not appreciate. i came to ask for advise not to be criticized on my knowledge of drain cleaining
I'm sorry to hear that.
If you read on you will see there was some very valuable advice given.
Good luck with your business.:whistling2:
 
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