Cleaning and Maintenance Strategies

Cleaning and Maintenance Strategies
Skid-mount jetters

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Skid-mount jetters

RCJ series skid-mount jetters from Cam Spray are available in flows and pressures of 12 gpm at 2,700 psi, 8 gpm at 3,500 psi and 7 gpm at 4,000 psi. Jetters include a three-plunger industrial pump with pulse feature powered by a 688 cc Honda engine. Units include 200 feet of jetter hose that can also be used to supply an optional portable reel cart available with 200 or 300 feet of jet hose. They include a 35-gallon buffer water tank with float control, powder-coated heavy-tube frame, washdown gun and four-nozzle set. Jetters easily mount in the side door of a cargo van or on a truck bed. 800/648-5011; www.camspray.com.

Dual cable drain cleaner

The Model C dual cable sectional drain cleaner from Electric Eel Mfg. runs up to 200 feet of 1 1/4-inch self-feeding dual cable in 8- or 10-foot sections that require no handling when rotating. The unit spins cable fast to clean 3- to 10-inch-diameter lines for distances up to 200 feet. A heavy-duty 1/2 hp Baldor motor comes standard, and 3/4 hp and 1 hp motors are available. A custom-designed and manufactured gearbox ensures high quality, low cost and parts availability.

The heavy-duty, fully adjustable safety clutch keeps cable and tool breakage to a minimum and provides overload protection. A fold-down handle allows for easy transportation, storage and use in crawl spaces. A unique carry handle provides balance and easy transport. The unit cleans tough blockages such as tree roots and is designed for long runs in main sewer lines. 800/833-1212; www.electriceel.com.

Rotating nozzle

The golden jet Bulldog rotating nozzle from Enz USA is designed for operation with recycled and fresh water. An integrated oil-free braking system results in low wear and tear, and in controlled numbers of rotation. The nozzle cleans root intrusions, grease, solids and heavy debris. It is available in 1/2- to 1 1/4-inch connecting threads. The cleaning pipe diameter ranges from 2.5 to 24 inches. 877/369-8721; www.enzusainc.com.

Heavy-duty drain cleaner

The Model GO 68HD heavy-duty electric drain cleaning machine from Gorlitz Sewer & Drain cleans pipes from 3 to 8 inches in diameter. It is available in two versions with an open steel reel or enclosed polyethylene drum and can be outfitted with an optional Power Feeder. Units come standard with 150 feet of 11/16-inch hollow core cable, which can reach most blockages with a single reel. The unit weighs 185 pounds. Adding a loading ramp and electric winch to any vehicle makes transporting the unit quick and simple. 562/944-3060; www.gorlitz.com.

Monitoring control system

The MC Advanced Series combination vacuum and jetting machine from GapVax has a system control that includes a monitoring system allowing the operator to observe and troubleshoot the entire system. The display screen (one inside/one outside) will control hydraulics, blower and water pump operations with a complete complement of gauges. All body, boom and hose reel functions, vacuum break, throttle, area and safety lighting are wirelessly controlled, while still maintaining proportional boom and hose reel control. The job card feature allows users to keep track of blower and water pump hours and logs the time of each job, among other things.

Features include 3/16-inch ASTM A572 Grade 50 Exten steel, 5- to 12-cubic-yard (stainless steel also available) debris body, and stainless steel water tank with 2,000-gallon capacity. Vacuum pump options range from 3,000 to 5,000 cfm with up to 27 inches Hg. The heavy-duty, double-acting, single-lift cylinder provides a stable 50-degree dump angle. The 8-foot, front-mounted telescopic boom includes dual-lift cylinders, reaching 26 feet with a 270-degree rotation. 888/442-7829; www.gapvax.com.

Sled-style machine

The M81 Big Workhorse from MyTana Mfg. Company is a mainline, sled-style machine with the option of easily adding additional reels of cable when runs of more than 125 feet are encountered. The unit is equipped with a capacitor smart motor that is quieter than universal motors commonly found on shop vacs or hand drills. The quiet operation allows users to listen to the cable as it works its way down the pipe, and helps the operator react quickly when cable torque starts to build.

The machine is suitable for 3- to 10-inch sewer mainlines. It is available with 11/16- or 3/4-inch sewer cable up to 125 feet long. The gearbox drive mechanism can drive up to 400 feet of cable. Reels can be added or changed in seconds. The optional Automatic Feed Retriever saves wear and tear on the operator's body. It comes complete with a full set of 2-to 6-inch blades and a set of replacement blades. The open spoke reel with cover is standard, and a molded hard plastic reel is available. 800/328-8170; www.mytana.com.

Turbojet nozzle

The RR3000 Root Ranger nozzle from RIDGID offers a single rear-facing turbojet. It blasts a concentrated stream of water that shears root obstructions from the drain wall. The nozzle can clear lines up to 8 inches, and can clear lines larger than the one it originally entered. For example, if the easiest access point for a 6-inch line is dropping into a 2 1/2-inch clean-out upstream, a traditional drain cleaner is limited by the cutter size that will fit. A jetter can clear up to its rated capacity regardless of how it got into the line. RIDGID's KJ-3100 jetter comes standard with 200 feet of hose, so users can reach blockages regardless of where they started. 800/769-7743; www.ridgid.com.

Trailer jet

The high-flow Ultimate Warrior trailer jet from Spartan Tool features 3,000 psi coupled with 35 gpm of water flow to clean pipes up to 24 inches in diameter. The unit features a 600-gallon water tank, is fully compliant with all NATM standards, and meets or exceeds trailer standards in the U.S. and Canada. The full-body enclosure enhances company image while providing a quiet jetter and keeping all key components warm, dry and out of the elements. The unit includes an 84 hp turbo-charged Kubota engine and a Giant brand pump. 800/435-3866; www.spartantool.com.

Combo sewer cleaners

AllJetVac P Series combination sewer cleaners from Vacall use a positive displacement blower system to create high-quality jetting and vacuum forces to efficiently open and maintain critical sewer lines. The blower system is powered by the chassis engine, reducing fuel consumption, cutting service time and eliminating extra harmful emissions while holding down overall costs. Units feature the AllSmartFlow CANbus control system that allows the operator to precisely control water flow using only the proper quantity, reducing unnecessary refill trips.

Sustainability advantages include standard aluminum water tanks and optional galvanized debris tanks. Debris tanks have 6-, 8-, 10- and 12-cubic-yard capacities, while 1,000-, 1,200- and 1,500-gallon water tanks are available. P Series models have a front-mounted, pivoting hose reel and an 8-foot, 6-inch extending boom with 180-degree rotation. R Series models also are available with rear-mounted hose and reel. 330/339-2211; www.vacallindustries.com.

Combo machines

Vac-Con combination machines are available in configurations from 3.5- to 16-cubic-yard capacities with hydrostatically driven two- and three-stage centrifugal compressors or several optional positive displacement blowers with up to 27 inches Hg. High-pressure, smooth-flow water systems are available up to 120 gpm and 3,000 psi with cross-linked polyethylene water storage tanks with capacities up to 1,500 gallons to handle cleaning small- or large-diameter pipe. The machines can be equipped with a 180-degree articulating front-mounted hose reel in capacities up to 100 feet, and high-pressure hose diameters from 5/8 to 1 1/4 inches.

Front-mounted telescopic booms are available with up to 10 feet of extension and 8- and 10-inch tube diameter. The machines can double as vacuum excavators with the optional hydroexcavation package. This allows the operator to reduce the volume of water, maintain the pressure for digging, and direct the flow through a conventional excavation hand wand. The units are available with a variety of specialized pipe cleaning and excavation tools. 904/284-4200; www.vac-con.com.



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