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  • Root ranger, the destroyer

    nothing like area drains that have been out of sight, out of mind.

    3'' no hub picking up deck drains and planter drains. runs approx 130' to street. only 1 cleanout in the garage.

    my timberwolf and 1.25'' cable was chewing it up for the 40' i attempted, but wasn't bringing the roots out or washing out the mud.

    so i took out my root ranger and 18hp. jetter.

    pictures don't lie. anyone for root soup

    rick.



    roots, scale, mud.



    that roots over 10' long growing from the planter into the common area drain system.



    water power and roots go flying.



    this is the standard root ranger using a 1/4'' id hose, 3000# @5.6gpm 18 h.p jetter.



    my cart jetter is 14 years old and still packs a punch.



    the most important safety item of the system is the foot valve. keeps you from killing yourself.
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    Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 12-13-2009, 03:45 AM.
    phoebe it is

  • #2
    Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

    Ricks back lol
    What made this a jetter job? Vs a snag an rip with k-60
    Last edited by Cuda; 12-13-2009, 05:13 AM.
    Seattle Drain Service

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    • #3
      Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

      nice pics rick, awhile back i bought a rootranger based on your recomendations
      and its a great tool once you open the line, i use mine in conjuction with the camera.
      I don't know if you get a commission from ridgid but i'll bet your their biggest online
      salesman.
      i also own a k60 because of you.

      thanks, you've made drain cleaning a little easier because of your online experiences.

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      • #4
        Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

        Originally posted by ottersbro View Post
        nice pics rick, awhile back i bought a rootranger based on your recomendations
        and its a great tool once you open the line, i use mine in conjuction with the camera.
        I don't know if you get a commission from ridgid but i'll bet your their biggest online
        salesman.
        i also own a k60 because of you.

        thanks, you've made drain cleaning a little easier because of your online experiences.
        And how much of a commission does Rick pay you.

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        • #5
          Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

          why did you go with the ranger instead of the warthog?
          the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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          • #6
            Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

            Originally posted by Jerad View Post
            why did you go with the ranger instead of the warthog?
            Ranger is more aggressive once you've got a path.
            From what I've read from others

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            • #7
              Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

              what is the ridgid foot valve rated at? can't quite read the tag. if my jetter is 3500 psi at 5.5 gpm would i get the full benifit?
              the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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              • #8
                Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

                Originally posted by Jerad View Post
                what is the ridgid foot valve rated at? can't quite read the tag. if my jetter is 3500 psi at 5.5 gpm would i get the full benifit?
                You started a thread a while back on this didn't you Jerad?
                Did anyone get back to you?
                Last edited by drtyhands; 12-13-2009, 11:44 AM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

                  That root ranger is a nice nozzle. I use my trailer jetter 1600 PSI @ 12 GPM more than I do my 3000 PSI @ 5 GPM jetter, so the warthog gets more of a work out. But on jobs where I needed less gpm the root ranger comes to the rescue.
                  Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                  A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                  Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                  Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                  • #10
                    Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

                    no. i need a foot valve for mine. Bill said he bought the chinese version that was to small for his boot. but other then that, i was wondering what the rating is for this valve. or would i need to go with a bigger one.
                    the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

                      Originally posted by Jerad View Post
                      no. i need a foot valve for mine. Bill said he bought the chinese version that was to small for his boot. but other then that, i was wondering what the rating is for this valve. or would i need to go with a bigger one.
                      You know,Rick is running a much larger machine to that foot valve.
                      I wonder if it is too small for yours...Which do you have again?

                      I need to get a Root Ranger and get it hooked up to the in the box KJ-3000 that Utah sold me for a steal.
                      Then I can give my own review.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

                        Originally posted by Cuda View Post
                        Ricks back lol
                        What made this a jetter job? Vs a snag an rip with k-60
                        the line was packed with roots al the way up to the fllor drain. it also had mud and was 130' long. even my 1.25 timberwolf was not the best choice.

                        the root ranger destroyed the roots and flushed out the lines.

                        rick.
                        phoebe it is

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                        • #13
                          Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

                          Originally posted by Jerad View Post
                          why did you go with the ranger instead of the warthog?
                          the cart i'm running is 5.6 gpm. my 3/8'' warthog is jetted for 12 gpm.

                          the rr is a much more agressive cutter. in 3'' there was very little twisting needed.

                          the root rager is the best bang for the buck on cart jetters.


                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
                            Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

                            Originally posted by Jerad View Post
                            what is the ridgid foot valve rated at? can't quite read the tag. if my jetter is 3500 psi at 5.5 gpm would i get the full benifit?
                            the original valve is rated for 3000# @ 8gpm. i've replaced the valve to a higer psi rating.

                            jered just use a gun valve for time being and then you can get a foot valve.

                            rick.
                            phoebe it is

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                            • #15
                              Re: Root ranger, the destroyer

                              Rick, what size hose did you use? Can the root ranger navigate 3" pipe and fittings?

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