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  • #16
    Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

    Root Ranger;

    Tried to pm you, says you don't accept pm's????



    Aussie Greg;

    You get a 3/8 warthog for $600, Austrailian!!!!!? You can buy my next one and ship it to me and we'll both make $.
    This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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    • #17
      Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

      Originally posted by Ace Sewer View Post

      ps. I like that slice out of your finger in that first photo; now that's seen some use!
      We were just discussing this! Rick couldn't find it or remember which finger it was on. I had to show him the picture.
      Last edited by MrsSeatDown; 05-29-2009, 01:02 AM.
      I love my plumber

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      • #18
        Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

        Originally posted by DanLawrence View Post
        What is the difference in the two sizes (3/8") and (1/2")? I guess what can one do or not do compared to the other?
        the 3/8'' measures 1.9'' x 3'' long

        the 1/2'' ws- 1/2 measures 1.7'' x 4.4'' long.

        also it has a 1/2'' x 2'' whip leader and it's fairly stiff for 4'' 1/4 bends.

        they do make a jointed 1/2'' nozzle, but once the jetter is up to pressure the ball joint will not swivel and it will lock in the position it was flexed at until you drop the pressure again.

        Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
        Plumber Rick,

        I was wondering what kind of jetter are you using? When things pick up for us I am ether going to get an O'Brien, or a Sewer Equipment of America unit. Currently I am using an old Spartan 777 that is running 1600 PSI @ 18 GPM Not a bad unit I picked up on Ebay for $2k, just needed new ½" hose and a pressure gage.
        i bought this jetter a day before i left on our honeymoon and that was 5 years ago.

        it's a cam spray 24 h.p 2500psi 11 gpm. 300 gal tank, 400' 1/2'' electric reel and it also has a 150' fill hose. i added my own 250' x 3/8'' reel and a 1/2'' x 50' spring wound pressure washer hose. i also added a wireless remote for water flow. allows me to control the high pressure flow from a good 200' away. makes it easy and safe to jet by myself when the machine is on the street and i'm in the back yard.

        rick.

        i was looking at a 4000# x 18gpm also, but it was too big a unit for me to store and move around in the shop.
        phoebe it is

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        • #19
          Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

          I ordered one from Aquamole last week, arrived here yesterday. Put it straight to work. Very easy nozzle to work with compared to using the Rootranger and finish results were equally as good. I`ll definately be using it more often now on bigger straight mainline jobs from now on. I had it drilled for 8.2 gal @ 4000psi.



          Last edited by Root Ranger; 06-15-2009, 08:08 AM.

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          • #20
            Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

            rootranger, do you find that the quick connect that you use for your nozzles add too much stiffness to the front of the hose and make it difficult to navigate turns in the smaller lines.

            will your 3/8'' warthog make a 3''/ 75mm 1/4 bend/ 90 with the connector.

            does it hang up on fittings while retrieving?

            has it ever disconnected when pulling back?

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #21
              Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

              He was just showing the nozzle when in use they have a sleeve that goes over the quick disconnect. Saw them on the jetters edge site.
              Seattle Drain Service

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              • #22
                Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

                anyone have the double barrel root ranger?
                This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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                • #23
                  Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

                  I thought I needed one then I re thought the size drains I do (3-6") and decided my warthog could handle me.
                  Seattle Drain Service

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                  • #24
                    Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

                    I've been doing good work with a warthog on roots in 4" clay, even at 5.5 gpm with 1/4" hose, but I have to run the crap out of it to do it and I keep blowing out high pressure seals in the nozzle. Going to get a root ranger and try that.
                    This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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                    • #25
                      Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

                      I`m not even going to bother using it in anything less than 4" terra cotta. Used it first time in 4" EW T/C upstream and it ripped the root clean, used it today but this time in 6"EW T/C couldn`t fault it. But have`nt really had a good blockage to really test it. Would like it to spin a bit faster if possible hopefully after a bit more use it will.
                      I won`t be using it in 3" or 90mm stormwater, its a specialist nozzle and very expensive, once converted to Australian rupees $$ and will only be used when its safe. I`ve got four size hoses to choose from, so other nozzles will be used in smaller diametre drains.

                      He was just showing the nozzle when in use they have a sleeve that goes over the quick disconnect

                      thats how it looks when it goes down the drain, there`s no cover on these bigger hose couplings, the thought of a disconnection down the drain has never left my mind, espec` on this $1000 dollar nozzle so I don`t want to think about it too much. My Verisight will be going straight down after it if disconnection takes place
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                      • #26
                        Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

                        Root ranger,
                        How fast does the wart hog spin ? Do you think its better than the turbine head...?
                        cheers steve

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                        • #27
                          Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

                          Originally posted by pressy View Post
                          Root ranger,
                          How fast does the wart hog spin ? Do you think its better than the turbine head...?
                          cheers steve

                          the answer is 200-500 rpm depending on the size of the nozzle and other factors.

                          here is a good article written by an employee of stoneage tools/ warthog. explains the science of controlled rotation water jetting.

                          http://www.sewernozzles.com/pdf/4keys.pdf

                          here is the chart for the warthog nozzles.

                          http://www.stoneagetools.com/catalog...alog09_21.html

                          i don't think i'm spinning at 300rpm's as i can feel the nozzles rotate. 300rpm's is 5 rotations a second.

                          when you get rotating too fast, the impact of the water is distorted. this turns the jet into more of a fan. sounds impressive like a high speed blender, but it's not very effective in cutting.

                          i've tried the rootranger at the roundup and was impressed. the design is pretty simple as it's pretty much a 0 degree rotary nozzle that's been turned backwards.

                          i use my rotary nozzle in a spray wand to clean the inside of pipes for a few straight feet.

                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #28
                            Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

                            i don't think i'm spinning at 300rpm's as i can feel the nozzles rotate. 300rpm's is 5 rotations a second.
                            I feel the same. It spins at a specified rate which I don`t think is really fast enough, but is fast enough to cut root and sweep out sand & gravel. The Rootranger reverse turbo nozzle has a much higher spin cycle and this fan type cutting effect can totally eliminate root fibre`s to be seen on CCTV survey after jetting. The method on hose handling is much simplified using the warthog, as much as slowly feeding the hose down the drain, whereas to get 100% out of the Rootranger, some sort of hose twist must be applied. I recently bought two reverse turbo nozzles drilled for 8.2 gal @ 4000psi, just need to mount them on an arrow head, will be interesting result from them. But the Warthog, world reknown as the best drain cleaning nozzles will need to spin faster if they want to keep that crown compared to Rootranger at same flow/pressure.

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                            • #29
                              Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

                              Originally posted by Ace Sewer View Post
                              So new and shiny clean! Here's what one looks like with some miles on it. Break that thing in Rick!



                              ps. I like that slice out of your finger in that first photo; now that's seen some use!

                              Hey Ace, those heads have seen some filth in their time. I wonder if they`ve been spinning at say 600 rpm. They got some seroius battle scars

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                              • #30
                                Re: 3/8'' warthog nozzle

                                rick clean out your pm box
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