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    Just starting to learn more about jetters from reading past post on this forum.

    http://www.watercannon.com/pc-549-19...re-washer.aspx

    What size line could this jetter handle? could it handle roots? grease?

    Anybody ever purchase any thing from water cannon?

  • #2
    Re: Jetter

    go bigger you'll thank me latter
    the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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    • #3
      Re: Jetter

      Go longer, you will thank me later too
      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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      • #4
        Re: Jetter

        March issue of cleaner page 19

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        • #5
          Re: Jetter

          Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
          Just starting to learn more about jetters from reading past post on this forum.

          http://www.watercannon.com/pc-549-19...re-washer.aspx

          What size line could this jetter handle? could it handle roots? grease?

          Anybody ever purchase any thing from water cannon?
          The machine you posted can do a 6" line easily, and if you get a root ranger properly ported for 4000 PSI @ 4 gpm it will tear up roots. A trailer jet will give you more flow. The more flow you get with your PSI the better of a job you can do with fewer passes.
          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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          • #6
            Re: Jetter

            here's my take on it.

            4000# at 4 gpm is a bit of a stretch.

            rule of thumb for a good gas engine is psi x gpm / 1100 = gas hp.

            4000 x 4 = 16,000

            16,000/ 1,100 = 14.54 h.p.

            i would expect more like 3500psi @ 4gpm.

            remember you need to maintain rpm's to deliver gpm's.

            psi puts a load on the engine, thus decreasing the rpm's.

            i believe robin/subaru makes a 14.5 hp. gas engine.

            rick.

            honestly, i would rather have a 16 or 18hp with 5.6gpm as a good root cutter for 4'' and 6'' mains. 2'' you can throttle down the rpm's or bypass some water to keep the flow lower. 3'' inside drains can get over filled unless you can go upstream.

            lots to think about with a jetter and water spillage.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Jetter

              It is Almost overwelming! I have been thinking about building a jetter? after reading other post. My starting jetter budget is about $2500.00

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              • #8
                Re: Jetter

                Interesting... I just had a quick read of their Jetter manual. Page 8 says you can't cut roots with these machines. Not a bad read otherwise. http://www.watercannon.com/pdf/Jette...oubleshoot.pdf

                Sure, jet a Root Ranger properly and it will.

                Whenever I demonstrate a 4000psi 4gpm Jetter beside a 4000psi 5.5gpm the plumber never ever buys the 4gpm unit. We only have one to upsell the 5.5gpm unit or for the plumber with a 5.5 who needs a portable Jetter for high rise work.

                We run 5000psi 5.5gpm on all our trucks with 400' 1/4" hose and 200' of 3/16" hose on the remote mini reel. When we do high rise work we drag the 1/4" hose up the fire stairs then connect it to the mini reel. We found the jet will pull up 10 levels of the waste stack before it runs out of pulling power. (100')

                We also have a 4000/55 DTB 500 Harben and a US Jetter 4018-300 for the bigger jobs. We rarely use them but couldn't be without them! The smaller Jetters do everything else up to 6" and some 9" work with a nozzle extension to stop it turning back on the operator.
                Last edited by bill2601; 03-13-2010, 10:37 AM.
                Regards, Bill

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

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                • #9
                  Re: Jetter

                  besides ridgid, who sells root rangers??

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jetter

                    Bill does. see post above yours
                    the only dumb question is the one that is not asked!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Jetter

                      ar makes a direct drive 5.5/4000 pump, the biggest in the rkv line https://www.pwmall.com/p-135005-4000...rive-pump.aspx

                      direct drive makes a cheaper, easier to build, and more compct machine. if you are going to build your own, that's the way to go. I've had mine up to 4700 psi by accident once; didn't hurt it. usually run around 3000.

                      bigger gives you more options, but eats space and $.
                      This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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