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  • Jetter nighmare

    Had about 12' of 6" pvc filled with asphalt. That would be 12 from street level down and a few foot in the sewer drain. That 1/2" Warthog is a beast but the asphalt just kept creeping down.
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    Re: Jetter nighmare

    did the line have an opening to let the nozzle go forward? or was it solidly packed and had to dig through the asphalt stoppage.

    i can tell you from all the nozzles i own. 5 asst. warthogs and 6 asst. root rangers. the root ranger will blow concrete off the sidewalk. there is nothing out there that can cut like a root ranger. of course you need to get the rotor to the problem. no real forward jet to speak of.

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    • #3
      Re: Jetter nighmare

      im sure you already thought of this but what about a penetrating nozzle to get through it..... then new nozzle to a chain flail... then the warthog/RR.not in exact order or what not you catch my drift though.. again im sure the situation was not that easy but no pictures!!! lol

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      • #4
        Re: Jetter nighmare

        I will try to get pics up tomorrow. We were able to go from the manhole to the blockage. It was good enough to get us through then blast it out until the it creeped down again. They are going to have to dig it up. They are going to try and jackhammer it out of the pipe...lol. I have no doubt the RR would have worked but doubt we could have made a hole big enough and get back it before it closed up just enough to not make it.
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        • #5
          Re: Jetter nighmare

          The asphalt is in a riser pipe for a clean out? If so a vacuum truck can get it all out.
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          • #6
            Re: Jetter nighmare

            How is asphalt getting in a glued up PVC line ?
            I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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            • #7
              Re: Jetter nighmare

              Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
              The asphalt is in a riser pipe for a clean out? If so a vacuum truck can get it all out.
              They were getting one out this morning. I wish I could have seen it. I didn't think it was possible.
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              • #8
                Re: Jetter nighmare

                Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                How is asphalt getting in a glued up PVC line ?
                They broke the cleaning during prep for the parking lot I assume. The pipe was almost flush with the asphalt in the parking lot.
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                • #9
                  Re: Jetter nighmare

                  Odd situation being up that Hi ?
                  I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jetter nighmare

                    A vacuum truck can lift full.sized cinder blocks with ease. They are vert impressive.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Jetter nighmare

                      Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                      Odd situation being up that Hi ?

                      The sewer is that deep. When paved it was flush with the parking lot.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Jetter nighmare

                        Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                        A vacuum truck can lift full.sized cinder blocks with ease. They are vert impressive.
                        I get that "it" has the force to hold on, but how is it pulled up? Are you saying it will pump it up through the hose and into the truck?
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                        • #13
                          Re: Jetter nighmare

                          vacuum. high pressure goes to low pressure, always. how taco pumps work on boilers. how they move peanut butter. airvac. million other apps. airvac is in my county seat. i rod drains on some of their customers systems. use your shop-vac to pick up a board or a brick. billy
                          Last edited by breid1903; 10-14-2012, 09:04 PM. Reason: i was not an english major in college

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                          • #14
                            Re: Jetter nighmare

                            The super sucker trucks, are worth every $ those guys spend on them. The generate such a powerful suction, it will suck up full sized bricks and toss them into the debris tank with out any effort. When I have grease traps, triple basins and such cleaned I always ask for a super sucker since it can move solids with ease. Where as a pumper truck that most grease trap pumpers use has a hard time with solids.
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