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  • Root ranger question

    I Currently have 13hp 4gpm @ 3600 psi jetter that i use and love the standard 045 root ranger with.

    Im looking into buying a 18hp 5.5 gpm @ 3500 psi jetter. Can i still use the same standard 1/4" 045 root ranger? Will it work? better?

    Thanks Guys
    JEFF

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    All you have to do is buy a little bit bigger blaster tip nozzle strip the plastic off it and screw it into your root ranger.
    Seattle Drain Service

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    • #3
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      jeff, you have an option to use the excess water flow to power the front nozzle.

      or you can increase the rotor to a #5.5 or a #6.

      if you don't have a front nozzle. then the rear can be increased and your cleaning will be 33% or more faster.

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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        It does not hurt to have one nozzle for each machine. I would try the 055 that comes standard with the RR3000. You may find the 045 nozzle you have works better with the bigger machine?
        Regards, Bill

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

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        • #5
          Re: Root ranger question

          Bill,
          whats the theory on why the 045 may work better with a bigger machine?

          RICK
          your cart jetter is the same specs? whats in your root ranger?
          Last edited by jhplumbing; 05-03-2011, 06:57 AM.

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            i'm 99% sure it's the 5.5. i'll have to look.

            rick.

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            photos from the rr on a 4'' planter drain filled with roots. operating at 3500# 5.5 gpm.
            Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 05-03-2011, 07:08 AM.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: Root ranger question

              Where do you get the 055?

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              • #8
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                pick your pressure then pick the orfice size you want, when it comes strip off the black plastic cover and install on the root ranger.
                http://www.pressureparts.com/U-Nozzl...-Products.aspx

                Common name is Turbo Nozzle
                Seattle Drain Service

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                • #9
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                  Thanks cuda.....its that simple, the threads match?

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                  • #10
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                    [QUOTE=jhplumbing;343693]Bill,
                    whats the theory on why the 045 may work better with a bigger machine?

                    The turbo nozzles work satisfactorily on machines with a 20% tolerance either way. Ideally you would test and measure your jetters output and match it to a nozzle.
                    Regards, Bill

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

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                    • #11
                      Re: Root ranger question

                      Originally posted by Cuda View Post
                      pick your pressure then pick the orfice size you want, when it comes strip off the black plastic cover and install on the root ranger.
                      http://www.pressureparts.com/U-Nozzl...-Products.aspx

                      Common name is Turbo Nozzle
                      You saying that you screw those rotary nozzles onto your root ranger? The Root Ranger 3000 that Ridgid sells comes with what insert, 045?
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                      • #12
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                        correct me if im wrong the ridgid root ranger has an 055 instert

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                          055 it is
                          Regards, Bill

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

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                            Thanks Bill He is our root ranger guy

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                              Originally posted by bill2601 View Post
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                              055 it is
                              is this 5.5 nozzle size or .055 orifice diameter?
                              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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