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    So here's a video of todays job. Last time the line has been touched is 7/31/2011. I jetted it today cause the landlord was there and wanted me to do it. The video is real time and the video was never stopped except at the 54' mark. I ran the camera in, went to 54', hit pause turned the jetter and started the video again. 13hp, 4gpm 3500 psi jetter with a root ranger. The roots were light on this one but I do the same process for all my jetting.
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  • #2
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    Great job,, so now it's official, you do in fact go forward a few feet instead of back 10 like me. I'm to afraid of marring up a hose. Have you ever had to replace a hose cuz it was screwed up prematurely.

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    • #3
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      Nope never, no damage yet, but I spin the root ranger the entire time the foot pedal is pressed. If you're really worried about it, I'd put some christie tape on the first 10'. Keep in mind I was using a root ranger. No idea what a spinning nozzle would do and certainly don't recommend the chain flail with this technique. Made the video cause I hear so often that spinning the root ranger by hand sucks and takes to long and wanted to show plumbers the difficulty is overrated.
      Last edited by gear junkie; 12-26-2013, 09:59 PM.
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      • #4
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        That's true, it's not that big of deal if you know what your doing. I was at the wrong spot it seemed to often when I did it. I get frustrated easily.
        How many inches from the exit part of the root ranger would you say you put it in front of the roots.

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        • #5
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          I try for 2" to 5" but you can see in the video. I don't position the nozzle in relation to the roots but focus on the joint. I didn't do anything special for the video. Just did everything like I usually do.

          BTW here's the setup on the ground. The jetter was far away.
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          Last edited by gear junkie; 12-27-2013, 02:23 AM.
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          • #6
            Re: How I jet

            that is pretty dang good.

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            • #7
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              I just realized this on yesterdays jetting job although I knew this for awhile. The jetter I used for the video was 3500 psi with a 200' of 1/4 hose so I was only getting maybe 2000 psi at the nozzle. I now have a 3000 psi pump so I'm only getting 1500 psi at the nozzle but am still cutting roots like a champ. Point is....the lower pressure at the nozzle is probably the biggest reason why I never had camera damage. This may not be the best technique if you have higher nozzle pressure.

              BTW.....ordered a new 3/8 jetter with 1/4 ends(ridgid) so I'll only have 300 psi of pressure loss. If I was cutting roots no issues with 1500 psi, 2700 psi will blow them away!
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              • #8
                Re: How I jet

                We tape the front of the Root Ranger to the back of the spring.
                Regards, Bill

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

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                • #9
                  Re: How I jet

                  I've tried that Bill but had no luck. Turning the RR was impossible for me when taped to the camera. However it is a great technique when needing extra push for the camera during an inspection.
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                  • #10
                    Re: How I jet

                    Originally posted by bill2601 View Post
                    We tape the front of the Root Ranger to the back of the spring.
                    Would you post a picture of this please ?

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                    • #11
                      Re: How I jet

                      Gear,like several others on this forum,your posts are always very well written.

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