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  • #16
    Re: advice on equipment

    I just had to post this here, 31 lt/min @ 4000psi and Warthog; turned a root blockage into straw like fibre from a 90mm PVC stormwater drain



    Last edited by Root Ranger; 07-21-2009, 06:01 AM.

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    • #17
      Re: advice on equipment

      thanks root ranger. Is the warthog your preference ( like the photo) or the ranger?
      Thanks for the pics.

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      • #18
        Re: advice on equipment

        RR,

        Now that you got your hands on a warthog, which do you prefer? Nice job on those roots.
        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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        • #19
          Re: advice on equipment

          Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
          The entire ridgid auger speaks of poor quality. Pick up a general and a ridgid side by side and the general is heavier and feels more robust. The general cable appears to be stronger. The handles on the general are bigger making them easier to grip. Extending the cable is easier on the general.

          It feels that ridgid was targetting the DIY market when they designed this auger. Because it's sold at HD has no influence on that opinon.

          The Ridgid Toilet auger is: JUNK!
          Sorry Ridgid you build some nice stuff but not toilet augers
          Rod
          MT. Washington Sewer & Drain Cleaning
          Serving Berlin, NH and North Conway, NH areas
          http://unclognh.com
          http://mtwashingtonseweranddrainclea...m/default.aspx

          Charging less does not mean more call volume it just means you have to work harder to reach your goals.

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          • #20
            Re: advice on equipment

            Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
            RR,

            Now that you got your hands on a warthog, which do you prefer? Nice job on those roots.

            the Warthog is a slower tool than the RR but its easier to use, I don`t have to twist the hose much to make it work. Now I like them both, but for a quick job , I go the RR, also depending on the drain size. If its big like 6" then the Warthog will go into battle 1st.

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            • #21
              Re: advice on equipment

              Originally posted by ozplumb View Post
              Ace.

              I dont have the flow to push the rootranger enough so will be stepping up to a skid mounted 30lpm @ 3/4k psi unit on the truck.
              Do you think i stick with the rootranger with 30lpm and 1/4"hose for 4" roots?
              Thanks for the help. oz

              ps: I know all this will have already been discussed in past threads but too lazy to look through. Cheers
              When you upgrade to 30 lpm make sure you use 3/8" hose or you will loose the full potential of the flow and pressure combination. You can buy a large Root Ranger for bigger drains for your 3/8" hose. I would then go to a remote mini reel with 60m 1/4". This way you are supplying plenty of water to the mini reel with the 3/8" hose and you can use the standard Root Ranger on the 1/4" mini reel hose.
              Regards, Bill

              The definition of Insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result."
              Albert Einstein

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              • #22
                Re: advice on equipment

                Warthog or Root Ranger?

                Here are some pictures of the Root Ranger that has actually pulled tree roots out of a drain with the hook action of the nozzle (both sizes). A benefit of the design of the nozzle where the Warthog can't pull roots back. As a boss, I don't hand the Warthog out to every plumber in our crew because of the cost of maintenance and replacement costs, but the guys who have them love them. Horses for courses!

                Also a pciture of a K 1500-B eel exiting an earthenware collar! Photo taken of an early Rigid B&W monitor.

                And, the 'Blade Cutter' attachment for the Root Ranger 1/4". This allows the operator to feel if there are any roots left in the drain and removes heavy deposits.
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                Last edited by bill2601; 07-23-2009, 09:03 PM.
                Regards, Bill

                The definition of Insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result."
                Albert Einstein

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                • #23
                  Re: advice on equipment

                  glad to see that i'm not the only one that poses with the mother load

                  guys, feel proud to post your photos. if it was a prize fish you know you'd have the scale in the photos too.

                  sorry bill, i get excited to see the catch of the day

                  got to love that large root ranger design

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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