Some days things just seem to go to good. After a never ending Thursday, it's now Friday, I'm on a low roof, mild pitch, perfect weather, all set up to do a full jet cleaning of a friends house with old CI piping. Said he's tired of getting calls from the tenant with drain problems. Got my new homebuilt jetter in the driveway cranked up ready to clean some cast. I'm going down the kitchen stack first with my 1/4" reel and blind thruster nozzle since the line is open. The first 25' of jetter hose was pretty scraped up, so last week I called the local Hotsy pressure washer dealer nearby. They told me they could put a new terminal on the hose and bring it in. When I got there, the guy looked at it sideways and said he didn't have anything that would work for that line. Good news is, two doors down is the Goodyear dealer who has just what I need. Brought it in, cut the line, and showed the man. He came back with a crimp terminal and put it in the press. In less than a minute good to go.. Right?? No sooner could I feel the nozzle make the 90 at the bottom of the stack than.. Pooff.. No more pull or push.. No pressure in the hose.. Uh oh.. Pulled it back, and my new terminal and Aqua Mole nozzle are now somewhere in the kitchen drain. That new terminal lasted 15 seconds under pressure!! I don't think of myself as old, but as I get older, my patience for this stuff is fading. So, like the tenant pointed out, I could go back to Goodyear, ask for the owner/manager and raise hell. Perhaps they'll put a new terminal on for free.. It wasn't expensive in the first place.. $10? No thanks, this already lost a lot of valuable time. I called AJ Coleman and told Marvin to send 150' of 1/4".. Not taking the chance; the hose isn't that expensive. I know some of you have the crimp tool to fix your own; has this happened to you? I can only guess he used the wrong terminal for my particular hose; I know they are different. I believe this was Parker hose.. around 3 years old.. I got my money's worth. It looked fine. I had 3600 coming out of the pump, then 100' of pressure washer hose, foot valve, jumper, and 175' of jetter hose rated for 4k..
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