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    Okay, for the first time in my somewhat limited experience of jetting kitchen drains, my client had a fancy faucet with no aerator to connect to, (stream/spray type,) so I had no way to access water. Or perhaps I should say, I was unprepared to be able to disconnect the supply hose and connect directly to the turn off value with my jetter supply hose.

    So my question is, does anyone have a favorite set up for doing this?

    Thanks.

    John

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    Re: Water supply for jetting kitchen drains, ideas...

    since 95% of my feed lines are ss flexes, it's pretty simple to attach a flex line and hose bibb. also i have a custome aereator i made that gives me a 1/2'' thread.

    why not just run a small garden hose from outside or the laundry machine?

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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      Re: Water supply for jetting kitchen drains, ideas...

      aerator adaptor goes to hose thread. make line to machine from braided faucet supplies ending with a 3/8 comp, then an adapter to the hose thread. if no useable aerator, remove hose thread adaptor an hook the 3/8 direct to the hot stop.
      This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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        Re: Water supply for jetting kitchen drains, ideas...

        Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
        since 95% of my feed lines are ss flexes, it's pretty simple to attach a flex line and hose bibb. also i have a custome aereator i made that gives me a 1/2'' thread.

        why not just run a small garden hose from outside or the laundry machine?
        rick.
        No outside stuff...it's -20 windchill today. Laundry tubs are in the basement 100' or so away. Could probably ran a hose to the bathroom, but just wasn't prepared with a long enough hose.

        John

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          Re: Water supply for jetting kitchen drains, ideas...

          Originally posted by Ace Sewer View Post
          aerator adapter goes to hose thread. make line to machine from braided faucet supplies ending with a 3/8 comp, then an adapter to the hose thread. if no useable aerator, remove hose thread adapter an hook the 3/8 direct to the hot stop.
          Thanks. That's my first thought, just start carrying an adapter set up to hook directly to turn off valve. Don't suppose I need anything fancier. Actually I should have been smart enough to foresee the need.

          John

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            Re: Water supply for jetting kitchen drains, ideas...

            What about backflow protection? Isn't a check or vacuam breaker required?

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            • #7
              Re: Water supply for jetting kitchen drains, ideas...

              rick - do you have a small jetter too ? Stainless Steel faucet supply lines seem small for your trailer jetter. I must be reading your post wrong.

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                Re: Water supply for jetting kitchen drains, ideas...

                I have 2 electric jetters . Both 2hp 1500 psi at 2.1 gpm. My original 1 is probably close to 20 years old now. With the fancy pull out faucets, an aereator adapter is out. So a feed line is simple. Most flexes out here are 1/2" ips slip joints. 3/8" is not as common out here.

                Trailer has a 200 gallon tank and I have a 3/4" hose rack with auto rewind. Also a 2" tank drain and 2" gas water pump to back wash the line if needed. Only used the hydrant fill hose a few tmes. I can start the jetter with as little as 1/3 of a tank. So filling is quick for 65 gallons.

                Rick.
                phoebe it is

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