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  • Double barrel root ranger

    I just received my double barrel root ranger i order from jetters edge.

    i was fooling around in the yard with it. my jetter is 4gpm @ 3700psi I currenly use a root ranger , works great.

    I called bill and he said the double barrel is rated for 5.5gpm but it should still work, he said give it a shot. So i did

    We tested it out on some wood and a stick that was about 3/4 thick. I did my best to hold the wood and stick about 6" away from the nozzle as most my sewer lines are 6" It preforms awesome, notice the wood shavings on my helpers jacket.
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    Last edited by jhplumbing; 04-22-2011, 04:24 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Double barrel root ranger

    A few more

    The double barrel root ranger was 5ft in on a 10ft length of 6" pvc.My

    helpers glove is being sucked in and the nozzle is 5ft away Im

    impressed! the pulling power is amazing and thats only with 4gpm and 3700psi. imagine would it can do at its full potential i cant wait to put it to work next week.
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    • #3
      Re: Double barrel root ranger

      sweeeeeeet.

      What brand jetter do you have, or is it a pressure washer conversion?

      Do you find that you have enough power for 6" clay?


      Thanks again for the pics!

      -Chris

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      • #4
        Re: Double barrel root ranger

        Pressure washer conversion.

        I use a regular root ranger in 6" pipe with No trouble!

        When i put a tape measure 6inches from the nozzel end it Destroyed the stick that close, so in pipe it should to the same

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        • #5
          Re: Double barrel root ranger

          Are you using 3/8 hose? If so how do you like it?
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          • #6
            Re: Double barrel root ranger

            What's your pressure drop since the nozzle is oversized?
            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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            • #7
              Re: Double barrel root ranger

              there should be a number stamped on the nozzle next to the threaded body.

              i can't picture each nozzle being only 2.75 gpm's. the number is the jet # and is equal to the gpm at 4000#.

              rick.
              phoebe it is

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              • #8
                Re: Double barrel root ranger

                Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
                Pressure washer conversion.

                I use a regular root ranger in 6" pipe with No trouble!

                When i put a tape measure 6inches from the nozzel end it Destroyed the stick that close, so in pipe it should to the same

                is it a 4gpm machine?
                Last edited by dhdc; 04-23-2011, 11:13 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Double barrel root ranger

                  I have 3/8" hose with one end 3/8 mip and the other is a 1/4mip. I seem to do ok with the hose i like it.

                  The number stamped is 030

                  im not sure the pressure drop? side by side with the standard root ranger it seems to have damn near the same power.

                  is there a easy way too test the pressure drop? if so i will test it and give you the results.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Double barrel root ranger

                    the .030 nozzle is a 3gpm nozzle at 4000#.

                    so 2- #3 nozzles are designed for 2.89 gallons each at 3700# or 2.60 at 3000# based on your possible pressure drop from the hose length?

                    a 2.25 nozzle which i don't think is made, would be perfect. a 2.5 is slightly large and a 2.0 slightly small.

                    you might notice a drop in pulling power with the heavier head and lower output power. but if you can get 100'- 150' of pull and push. you're doing real good.

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
                      Re: Double barrel root ranger

                      Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
                      I have 3/8" hose with one end 3/8 mip and the other is a 1/4mip. I seem to do ok with the hose i like it.

                      The number stamped is 030

                      im not sure the pressure drop? side by side with the standard root ranger it seems to have damn near the same power.

                      is there a easy way too test the pressure drop? if so i will test it and give you the results.
                      If you had a nozzle that you knew was properly sized to your machine and let's say you got 3500 psi running that properly sized nozzle. If you used the oversized double barrel and ran it, what is your pressure? If you increase the orifice size, you'll increase the gpm slightly but lose pressure.
                      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Double barrel root ranger

                        The GPM will never exceed what the pump is rated for, it can decrease with too small of hose or too small of tip. Here is a link to a thread where I did a simple GPM and pressure loss test. http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...highlight=cuda
                        In my case the foot valve was the restriction I had. And my choice of hose size. Nowdays I change the jets to get the psi I should have and use the charts as a reference starting point.
                        Seattle Drain Service

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                        • #13
                          Re: Double barrel root ranger

                          Wow you guys are smart!

                          Rick how do you know what all the numbers mean?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Double barrel root ranger

                            Here is a link to a chart almost all charts are like this one.
                            http://hotsyiowa.com/documents/Nozzles.pdf

                            But the way you read the nozzle is like this
                            4012 = 40 degree fan size 12 = GPM
                            1504 = 15 degree fan size 04 = GPM
                            So lets say you have a 10 GPM machine you would buy xx10 nozzles
                            or you could run 2 guns at the same time with xx05 nozzles if both people pull the triggers on the guns at the same time.
                            Seattle Drain Service

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                            • #15
                              Re: Double barrel root ranger

                              Thanks cuda very useful

                              so rick is not a genius, he uses this chart. LOL

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