Residential and Commercial Sewer and Pipe Maintenance

Residential and Commercial Sewer  and Pipe Maintenance
Trailer-mounted jetters

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Component camera system

The Quick View camera system from Amazing Machinery is equipped with commercial grade camera head and cable. The unit has a 7-inch flat-screen LCD in an ABS case, and records to an SD card. The high-quality color camera head is 1 3/8-inch in diameter and has a built-in 512 Hz sonde transmitter. The stainless steel camera body with sapphire lens makes the head durable. The camera head is waterproof to 500 feet, and equipped with 10 white LEDs, a dimmer control and an 11-inch steel spring loader.

The system has a 130-foot-long, 3/8-inch super slick push cable, with a 20-inch layflat storage reel. The component-based system allows the user to change the camera head, recorder or monitor if it is damaged. 800/504-7435; www.amazingmachinery.com.

 

Mid-range trailer jetter

The 58 series trailer-mounted jetter from American Jetter includes user-friendly controls and Kohler power up to 40 hp, allowing it to cover a wide range of cleaning jobs. Available flow ranges from 7 to 20 gpm allow flushing from large pipes, and pressures to 5,000 psi allow root and scale removal. The main powered reel holds up to 500 feet of 3/8- or 1/2-inch jetting hose. A portable jet reel holds up to 200 feet of 3/8-inch or smaller hose and can be used indoors with included foot valve.

Optional antifreeze and recirculation systems allow for use in cold climates, and an oversized toolbox offers ample tool or camera storage. Low oil and water shutoff prevent engine and pump damage. The mid-range jetter has a 2,900-pound full-tank tow weight and a 1,300-pound empty weight, and standard 2-inch hitch. 866/944-3569; www.americanjetter.com.

 

Economy trailer jetters

EJT series economy trailer jetters from Cam Spray come with a 28 hp Honda engine with 7 gpm flow at 4,000 psi or 11.5 gpm at 2,700 psi. Both models feature a manual reel with 250 feet of 3/8- or 1/2-inch hose. The units allow for jetting 6- to 10-inch lines. Standard features include a 5-gallon fuel tank, industrial three-plunger pump with stainless valves and ceramic plungers, power pulse valve, air purge, and recirculation for freeze protection.

The heavy-duty trailer includes close-tube frame and full metal deck on a 3,500-pound axle, and includes road-ready wiring and lights with 2-inch ball hitch. A 150-gallon water tank includes auto shutoff if the tank runs dry. Also included is a set of four nozzles, storage box, tip cleaner, tiger tail, safety face shield, rubber gloves and high-vision safety vest. 800/648-5011; www.camspray.com.

 

CCTV inspection system

The CUES K2 series portable CCTV inspection system can be used to inspect waterlines from 4 inches and larger. The unit can be mounted in ATVs, vans and trailers, or used as a stand-alone system. It includes ergonomic wireless handheld control that can operate all CUES transporters and pan-and-tilt/zoom cameras. The unit features built-in diagnostics for the entire system, including the video cable.

The portable video cable reel includes automatic payout to minimize cable drag and maximize pull distance while inspecting 4- to 120-inch-diameter pipes. Increased video cable reel capacity (1,200 feet) maximizes distance for runs. The base station can be mounted on the built-in docking port of the K2 reel, staged independently, or in a weatherproof enclosure. The system can be used with the Granite XP Asset Inspection/Decision Support software to integrate data with enterprise asset management systems. 800/327-7791; www.cuesinc.com.

 

Drain treatment cleaner

Drainbo drain treatment and cleaner is an all-natural alternative to toxic drain products. It is a biological drain opener and cleaner formulated for use in home drains. Naturally grown bacillus digest household waste such as grease, soap film, oils, proteins and fats found in the waste stream. The product will maintain and clean drains, and it is safe to use with septic systems. It will enhance septic system performance by increasing digestion in the tank through its seven-strain formulation and by digesting and removing sludge deposited in the leach system. The cleaner is a USDA-certified biobased product. 877/372-4626; www.drainbo.com.

 

Double wound cable

Double wound cable from Draincables Direct is available in 0.55 and 0.66 diameters. The cable is manufactured with two strands of oil-tempered wire and is designed for tough blockages. Both size cables offer flexibility and rigidity to maneuver up to the blockage and power through it. Cable is available in 25- and 50-foot lengths. Anchor cables and a flexible leader are also available. 800/421-4580; www.draincables.com.

 

Compact cleaner

The DM125 drain cleaning machine from Duracable Mfg. is designed for small residential lines, sink drains, bathtubs, and shower drains. It is equipped with a 1/6 hp motor, which operates at 230 rpm and features a heavy-duty 20-amp switch. The frame is made from high-strength aluminum alloy, making the unit lightweight and durable. The machine comes with a heavy-duty, casted, self-aligning head bearing, and the reel maintains proper alignment while in operation. The head bearing also holds the reel in place and allows a quick-change reel.

The easy-to-maneuver machine can be operated in horizontal and vertical positions. It is equipped with non-marring rubber pads to protect the work surface, and a standard guide tube is included to help eliminate surface damage to bathtubs and countertops from the rotating cable. 877/244-0556; www.duracable.com.

 

Modular inspection

The EasyCAM inspection camera uses a modular design to allow for fast and easy owner reparability. The unit comes with a steerable color camera head, 512 Hz transmitter, onboard monitor with recordable DVR, on-screen footage counter, powder-coated aluminum modular frame and onboard lighting for night operation. It is offered with 150 or 200 feet of Hytrel push cable. 239/260-2056; www.plumbersbestcamera.com.

 

Drain cleaning machine

The model Z5-P drain cleaning machine from Electric Eel cleans 1 1/4-inch- to 3-inch-diameter lines up to 100 feet while running galvanized aircraft wire inner core (IC) cable. Features include built-in drum shaft slip clutch and an upright frame on large 10-inch wheels with folding handle. The rear bar shields the motor and allows for two-position operation.

The Z5-P-K-3/8IC50 kit comes with the Z5-P-DU drain cleaning machine with 1/3 hp motor, 3/8IC50 aircraft IC cable, DH-TS three-piece tool set, EK-TB tool bag, THW18 1/8-inch T-wrench, and leather gloves. The Z5-P-K-3/8IC75 kit comes with the same components as the previous kit with optional 3/8IC75 IC cable. The Z5-P-K-3/8IC100 comes with the standard components and optional 3/8IC100 IC cable. The Z5-P-K-1/2IC50 comes with the Z5-P-DU drain cleaning machine with 1/3 hp motor, 1/2IC50 IC cable, DN-TS5 five-piece tool set, EK-TB tool bag, THW18 1/8-inch T-wrench and leather gloves. The Z5-P-K-1/2IC75 comes with the same components as the previous kit with optional 1/2IC75 IC cable. The Z5-P-K-1/2IC100 comes with the same components as the 1/2IC50 with optional 1/2IC100 IC cable. 800/833-1212; www.electriceel.com.

 

Rotating nozzle

The golden jet Bulldog rotating nozzle from Enz USA is designed for operation with recycling water and freshwater. 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.

 

Wireless inspection system

Wireless video inspection cameras from Forbest can transmit images up to 500 feet to control stations or laptop computers for viewing over the Internet, enabling multiple users at various locations to simultaneously view video from a single camera. 650/757-4786; www.forbestusa.net.

 

Wet-only vac truck

The GapVax MC Series unit for hydroexcavation, jetting, waterblasting, flushing out sewer lines, and maintenance is made of 3/16-inch ASTM A572 Grade 50 Exten steel. Debris bodies range from 5 to 12 cubic yards. The wet-only vacuum truck has a unitized stainless steel 2,000-gallon water and debris tank with a double subframe. A heavy-duty, double-acting, single-lift cylinder provides a 50-degree dump angle. Vacuum pump options range from 3,500 to 5,000 cfm and up to 27 inches Hg.

The truck comes equipped with an 8-foot, front-mounted, telescopic boom with dual lift cylinders, reaching 26 feet with a 270-degree rotation. The front-mounted hose reel has an 800-foot by 1-inch hose capacity. The standard water pump is rated at 80 gpm/2,000 psi. Options include a washdown system; hydroexcavation package; extra storage space; heated boxes; liquid-level load indicators; remote pendants and wireless remotes for boom, vacuum break, and water controls; additional work lights and tube racks. 888/442-7829; www.gapvax.com.

 

Trailer jet

The Typhoon trailer jet from General Pipe Cleaners delivers 12 gpm at 2,500 psi to clean grease, sediment and debris. A 200-gallon holding tank carries enough water to handle remote applications where access to water is limited. Two rear-mounted hose reels (a jet hose reel with 400 feet of 1/2-inch capacity featuring variable-speed electric rewind, and a water supply hose reel carrying 150 feet of 3/4-inch hose) are located next to the pressure gauge and output valve. Engine controls, including an hour meter, are mounted within easy reach in the lockable toolbox with slide action doors just below the reels.

The unit includes electric brakes, safety strobe light, three safety cones with holder, rear fold-down stabilizer jacks, retractable hose guide arm, and antifreeze system. A 24 hp Honda engine with electric start powers the durable triplex pump with Vibra-pulse to help slide the nozzle around tight bends and propel the hose down long lines. 800/245-6200; www.drainbrain.com/jets.

 

Heavy-duty reels

Hannay 6000 series reels are designed for a variety of pumping and cleaning applications including spray operations, water supply, and suction and transfer. The heavy-duty construction provides efficient handling of long lengths of hose and features either a manual gear-driven crank rewind or a chain and sprocket drive powered by an electric, hydraulic or compressed air motor. Reels can be customized to meet specific needs. 877/467-3357; www.hannay.com.

 

Van jetter

The Van Pack waterjetter from Harben allows operators to put a full-size jetter into an enclosed and heated van. Users can mount a 4,000 psi/18 gpm unit in a powder-coated, lightweight folded steel skid/frame measuring 75 inches long by 53 inches wide by 61 inches high. It has a dry weight of 1,600 pounds. The system comes standard with the Harben P Pump; a 108-gallon water tank (additional tanks available based on van payload); a 48 hp Kubota water-cooled diesel engine; 500-foot capacity hydraulic hose reel; and a hinged, telescoping manual garden hose reel.

Available options include the jump jet pulsation system, antifreeze system, MK II dump washdown gun, 1/4-inch mini jet kit, strobe, manhole and workstation lights, and a range of nozzles and accessories. A complete setup will allow cleaning of drains from 2 to 8 inches in diameter. 800/327-5387; www.harben.com.

 

DVR module

The Magnum DVR command module from Hathorn Corporation features USB recording and a navigation menu that is simple to use and easy to learn. Images can be seen clearly in bright sunlight with the 10.4-inch daylight readable monitor. The system features a full-size keyboard, 16 pages of text writing, 8X zoom, microphone and speaker, and two-hour built-in battery with smart charger. Several reel options and three camera head sizes are available. 905/886-2835; www.hathorncorp.com.

 

Cart jetters

O’Brien cart jetters (available in three models) from Hi-Vac Corp. clean up to 8-inch residential and commercial sewer lines. An optional lateral cleaning kit allows users to leave the engine outside the building while cleaning an inside line. The automatic throttle valve enables the engine to respond to water usage, revving up to increase flow and idling down to reduce noise, pump and engine wear. The 1220-J electric jetter cleans 4-inch or smaller lines, while the 2511-J has an 11 hp, electric-start gasoline engine and triplex pump that delivers 4 gpm at 3,000 psi. The 13 hp 2513-J jetter has a manual-start gasoline engine and triplex pump that delivers 4.8 gpm at 3,000 psi. 800/752-2400; www.obrienmfg.com.

 

Midsize camera

The MS11 midsize push camera from MyTana features self-leveling and is suitable for 3- to 4-inch lines. The unit comes with 150 feet of midsized pushrod, and has a built-in 512 Hz transmitter. The one-piece system contains the reel, camera head, monitor and control box in a single package. The inspection camera also features a daylight readable monitor, which is scratch and shatter resistant. Power is supplied by a standard 110V battery or by an onboard rechargeable battery with two-hour life.

The control box provides output in two formats: RCA jacks provide the analog signal and the USB port provides a digital video signal for transfer to a customer’s laptop. The Slim Ball is also included, providing protection and reduced friction navigation. Available accessories include a mini DVD recorder, AccuStic 512 receiver locator, and mainline and sink line inspection systems. 800/328-8170; www.mytana.com.

 

Thrusting nozzle

The BL Swiper nozzle from NozzTeq is available in a large version that cleans 12- to 30-inch pipes and a small version that cleans 8- to 18-inch pipes. The unit uses water flow from the jets and airflow in the pipe. The water flow, through the pressure in the jets, creates a jet stream that creates thrust through air channels. The number of air channels is equal to the number of water jets. The channels are placed in the center of the nozzle, meaning the total force generated by the nozzle, both air and water force, are used to clean the pipe. By increasing water pressure, the thrust power will also accelerate, decreasing total cleaning time. 866/620-5915; www.nozzteq.com.

 

Pneumatic cutter

The Micro-Cutter from Nu Flow Technologies is a pneumatic cutter used to clean and remove calcite and roots from the inside of a variety of pipes including steel, cast iron and Orangeburg. The system rotates at 1,500 rpm in 1 1/2- to 6-inch pipes in lengths up to 100 feet, and will negotiate turns of 90 degrees in pipes down to 2 inches in diameter.

The cutter runs at 40 cfm and allows for multiple cutting heads. The heads can cut through dense corrosion and root intrusion. The drill tip has an adjustable spline available in various sizes to match different pipe diameters. 800/834-9597; www.nuflowtech.com.

 

Sewer cleaning hose

The 1 1/2-inch 2,500 psi sewer cleaning hose from Piranha Hose Products consists of a yellow, polyolefin tube, a double layer of high tensile synthetic braid reinforcement, and an abrasion-resistant orange cover. The temperature range is from -40 degrees to more than 150 degrees F. The ultra slick Slither cover is available for tough sewer bends. 800/250-5132; www.piranhahose.com.

 

Push cameras

The DELTA and DELTA-Pro push systems from Rausch Electronics feature a forward-facing SAT42 camera with an auto-upright function. The systems work in pipes as small as 2 inches. The DELTA-Pro system features the full pan-and-tilt KS60CL camera, which can examine and focus on any part of the pipe. The systems include up to 250 feet of cable and an integrated sonde used to locate the camera. An integrated monitor allows users to see the pipe immediately, and integrated controls provide no exterior interference. Both systems are rugged and portable, and include a lightweight carrying case and wheels. PC and software are optional. 717/709-1005; www.rauschtv-usa.com.

 

Portable inspection

The Pan n’ Tilt push camera from Ratech Electronics is a portable inspection system for pipes and drains as small as 3 inches in diameter. Users can choose the type of camera to use with the push system: black and white, color, self-leveling, micro, or pan n’ tilt. The camera can be retrofitted to the company’s existing systems or as a stand-alone unit. It rotates 330 degrees vertically and 220 degrees horizontally. The cost-efficient unit is adaptable to the company’s Jet Cam.

Combining the camera with the company’s control unit, such as the Elite SD, gives recording capability using SD/USB drive and allows MPEG video capture and JPEG image capture. Also included is an on-screen display overlay system providing electronic distance counter, time, date and eight pages of memory for listing problems and displaying of company information. Standard 200-foot gel-rod cable is included. 800/461-9200; www.ratech-electronics.com.

 

Jetter reel system

The custom-engineered and built jetter reel turnkey system from Reelcraft offers the complete solution for jetter applications. Systems are designed in-house and built to customer specification. The system is designed to fit inside a standard truck bed. It includes a hydraulic power pack with 8 hp motor, special hose for well cleaning applications, directional control valves and air pressure manifold. 800/444-3134; www.reelcraft.com.

 

Electric jetter

The SJPE-1500 electric jetter from Shark Pressure Washers is portable, compact and includes a detachable hose reel. Rated at 1.7 gpm at 1,500 psi, the unit operates on 115-volt electricity and comes standard with a 35-foot power cord with GFCI. The slide-in handle accommodates loading and unloading, while providing easy maneuverability around work sites. The detachable hose reel allows for convenient operation. The unit also features the company’s Pulse Technology on demand, which propels the hose through the line and around tight curves to break through clogs. 800/771-1881; www.sharkpw.com.

 

Root saws

Super-duty large-diameter root saws for hydraulic root cutters from Southland Tool Mfg. are available in 12- to 24-inch diameters. The extra-thick concave saws are reinforced with three rigid spokes and a center-long hub that attaches to the root cutter. The saw stays centered in the line and does not get caught on offsets because there is no opening. The saws are circumferentially correct to maximize cutting in the middle of the pipe. Large root cutter skids are also available. 714/632-8198; www.southlandtool.com.

 

Mini pushrod

The Snake Eye mini pushrod camera system from TV Ferret features a stainless steel frame and low-friction multiconductor push cable. The system comes standard with a 10.4-inch color LCD monitor, DVR, footage counter and built-in microphone housed in a hard portable case. The mobile push camera comes with its own self-charging power source, allowing it to operate when no electrical power source is available. The unit comes with a self-leveling head and variable LED lights. A sonde for locating is optional. 518/399-2211; www.tvferret.com.

 

One-piece nozzles

One-piece cleaning nozzles from USB-Sewer Equipment Corporation are not bonded or screwed together. The latest technology enhances strength and reduces chances of failure under pressure for safety and optimum performance. Advanced, Optimized 3D HydroMechanics, located in the lower part of the chamber, eliminate pressure in the upper portion of the nozzle and prevent explosion in a sewer line or manhole.

The water coming from a pressurized hose is immediately guided directly into channels and into ceramic nozzle inserts, which do not require winglets or flow-straighteners. The result is a highly efficient jet pattern. The nozzles are precision-engineered and manufactured according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000. They include the Antiblaster Nozzle 3D, the Flying Nozzle 3D, the Cleaning Nozzle 3D, and the FJ Penetrator Nozzle 3D. 866/408-2814; www.usbsec.com.

 

Inspection camera

The Inspector Cam from Vac-Con expands the application for the company’s combination sewer cleaners. The camera illuminates and uncovers the following from inside the pipe: broken pipes, protruding laterals, off-grade pipes, offset joints, leaking joints, recessed taps, cracked pipes, blockages, corrosion, grease buildup, root infiltration, collapsed pipes, cleanouts, drain lines, service laterals, vent stacks, waterlines, internal plumbing systems and utility ducts.

The display features a high-definition LCD color monitor mounted on a pivot-style assembly, enabling the operator to adjust to various applications. The self-leveling camera head is propelled by the high-pressure water system and hose on the combination sewer cleaner. The white LED cluster lights provide a 160-degree angle of illumination with variable settings. The hose reel-mounted video cable reel has a capacity of 600 feet. The video reel is hydraulically operated in sequence with the sewer hose reel. 888/491-5762; www.vac-con.com/inspector_cam.html.

 

Combo cleaner

The AJV R series combination sewer cleaner from Vacall Industries is powered by a single chassis engine and has a rear-mounted hose reel, reducing noise and contact with engine heat and allowing for an unobstructed view of the job site. The hose reel delivers jetting action in any direction and can be locked into any position with the flip of a switch.

The standard 8-foot, 6-inch telescoping boom is located at the rear of the chassis and is able to front-load debris, producing even load distribution and eliminating material from piling up against the tailgate decant port or optional sump-pump port. The unit has a low-profile design, reducing overhead clearance to 11 1/2 feet. High-quality, aluminum water tanks have capacities of 1,000, 1,200 and 1,500 gallons. The rugged debris body’s oval shape with cylindrical sides creates extra strength and efficient dumping. An optional flush system is available. 800/382-8302; www.vacallindustries.com.

 

Truck-mounted jetter

The truck-mounted Ramjet jetter from Vactor Manufacturing breaks up blockages in sanitary lines and flushes out debris. The unit comes with a 2,500-gallon stainless steel water tank and delivers flows of 60 to 100 gpm at 2,000 or 2,500 psi. The jet rodder is a single-piston, hydraulically driven, dual-acting water pump that delivers a jack hammer action water flow. A single operator can quickly drive to each job site with the unit. It can be configured with a front- or rear-mounted hose reel. The auto-wind hose guide allows hands-free operation from the control panel for a clean, tight wrap. 800/627-3171; www.vactor.com.

 

Modular inspection camera

The vCam inspection system from Vivax-Metrotech includes a modular control module with an 8-inch color LCD, dual-frequency transmitting sonde, digital recording to an internal hard drive or SD card, full function keyboard, internal microphone, AC/DC power, rechargeable batteries, USB interface, RCA jacks for video and audio, distance counter, and camera LED brightness control. The modular design makes it field-serviceable. A range of reels allows for inspection of diameters ranging from 3 to 12 inches and distances from 60 to 400 feet. The reels are fitted with field-serviceable camera terminations as standard equipment. 800/446-3392; www.vxmt.com.

 

Complete jetter

The complete XT jetter from Water Cannon cross-functions as a drain cleaner and high-power pressure washer. The unit is available with power up to 5.5 gpm and pressure up to 4,200 psi. A Honda GX 630 engine and choice of Annovi Reverberi or General Pump brand pump drive the jetter. Standard features include a selective hydropulse feature for pulsation on demand; an adjustable throttle to control operating pressures from 100 psi upward; and a ball valve shutoff component for protection.

A 15-gallon fuel tank, electric key start and portable wheel kit are included. The system also includes a Hosetract hose reel to house an included 300-foot-long 3/8-inch Piranha brand hose; an additional 125-foot, 1/4-inch Piranha hose; four stainless steel nozzles; and a 50-foot super kit that offers the option to pressure wash and expands the jobs where the jetter can be used. 800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com.



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