Know Thy Pipe

Safe jetting depends on an understanding of different pipe materials and their strengths

Know Thy Pipe

A proofing skid keeps the nozzle centered in this vitrified clay pipe, helping to clean the pipe periphery equally. It also helps guide the nozzle, and indicates when there is a blockage. (Photos courtesy of Kent Carlson)

Did you know that high-pressure jetting of sewer pipes can damage some materials?

“All sewer pipe can be damaged,” says Kent Carlson, vice president of the National Clay Pipe Institute. Whether fabricated out of clay, plastic, iron, fiberglass, asbestos or some other material,...

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