Waterblasting and Waterjet Cleaning and Accessories

Waterblasters and portable jetting systems are essential tools in a professional drain and pipe cleaning business. The right equipment can help you build profit. Check out the selection of products below to find the right waterblaster, jetter, cleaning nozzle, vacuum truck or truck accessory to help do your job safely, efficiently and effectively.
Waterblasting and Waterjet Cleaning and Accessories
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  High-pressure waterblaster

The Aqua Miser Ultra Boss Model E75V-II with closed-loop containment system from CESCO removes rust and paint by using water pressures up to 40,000 psi without releasing chemicals into the air. The system captures the water, filters the paint particles for disposal, and reuses the water for further paint removal, keeping harmful particles out of the air. The system reduces emissions and hazardous waste, as well as man-hours. 843/760-3000; www.aquamiser.com.

  Compact waterblasting system

The IX100 Series compact waterblasting system from Jetstream of Houston features a UNx fluid system designed for fast conversion between 8,000 and 40,000 psi operating pressures. Additional features include an external gear drive, comprehensive shutdown systems, a high-performance 93 kW Tier 3 engine, high-capacity fuel tank and sealed control panel. Options include an air compressor, extended-run fuel tank, inlet regulator, insulated exhaust system, bench vise, remote e-stop, lube water recirculation pump and system pressure sensor and over-pressure shutdown. Shutdown systems include low-supply water pressure, dirty water filter, engine fault, manual emergency stop and manual override. The heavy-duty compact frame is hot-dip galvanized. 800/231-8192; www.waterblast.com.


  High-flow cart jetter

High-flow cart jetters from American Jetter utilize a 12-gallon water tank that works much like an air compressor tank, allowing a buffer zone for the pump water source. The balance of the system allows the user to move the cart with the tank empty like any ordinary cart jetter. Once in position, connect a garden hose and start to jet. Oversize supports provide enhanced operation stability. Each unit comes standard with portable hose reel with up to 300 feet of 3/8-inch hose, foot valve operation for safety, wash down gun kit and a set of three jetting nozzles. Options include wireless remote, Wart Hog nozzle, and several flow/psi rates. 866/944-3569; www.americanjetter.com.

  High-pressure gas water jetter

The Eel Jet EJ3000 gas jetter from Electric Eel cleans 2- to 8-inch-diameter lines up to 300 feet. It features steel nozzles that penetrate and clean sludge, ice, grease, sand, soap, dirt and debris from pipe walls with a variety of spray angles in septic systems, factories, hospitals, hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and other applications that need wall-to-wall drain cleaning. It has pressures of 3,000 psi and 4.7 gpm, with a 13 hp overhead valve engine (with electric start available), a 2-to-1 gear-reduced triplex pump with pulsation, a 300-foot-capacity hose reel, a throttle back control that automatically adjusts engine speed, a low-tone muffler, 12-inch pneumatic tires on a rugged steel base with front bar for motor protection, heat shield to protect the hose, and nozzle storage on the unit. It utilizes 1/4- and 3/8-inch-diameter jet hose. 800/833-1212; www.electriceel.com.

  Trailer jetter

The JM-2512 Typhoon trailer jetter from General Pipe Cleaners delivers 12 gpm at 2,500 psi. A 200-gallon holding tank carries enough water to handle remote applications where access to water is limited. It features electric brakes, safety strobe light, safety cones, rear fold-down stabilizer jacks, retractable hose guide arm, and antifreeze system as standard equipment. Its 24 hp Honda engine with electric start and 10-gallon fuel tank ensure extended performance on stubborn stoppages. On-demand Vibra-pulse helps slide the nozzle around tight bends and propel the hose down long lines. Two hose reels — a jet hose reel with 400-foot by 1/2-inch capacity featuring variable speed electric rewind, and a water supply hose reel carrying 150 foot by 3/4-inch hose – are mounted at the rear of the unit next to the pressure gauge and output valve. 800/245-6200; www.drainbrain.com.

  Diesel-powered hydrojetter

The O’Brien 7040-SC diesel-powered hydrojetter from Hi-Vac features plate-mounted polyethylene water tanks that have a 700-gallon capacity. The swinger reel pivots 190 degrees, providing easy access to the manhole regardless of how the trailer is parked. The hydraulically actuated reel has a variable-speed control. It is powered by a 65 hp Cummins diesel with Murphy safety gauges and variable electronic throttle control. The triplex pump is rated to 40 gpm at 2,000 psi. The standard 400-foot high-impact thermoplastic sewer hose is easy to clean, maintains stiffness and is abrasion-resistant. The tandem-axle trailer has a 6-foot channel frame and is rated to carry a full tank of water at highway speeds. 800/638-1901; www.obrienmfg.com.

  Electric direct-drive pressure washer

The Steam Jenny electric cold pressure washer from Jenny Products can be used in enclosed areas where gas-powered machines can’t be used. It is powered by a Marathon or Baldor electric motor, depending on the model, and ranges from 1.5 to 10 hp. It is available with either single-phase GFCI or three-phase power requirements. It has industrial-grade triplex ceramic plunger pumps, pressure ratings between 1,000 and 4,000 psi, and flow rates between 1.5 and 4.8 gpm. Features include a seven-gauge steel chassis, heavy-duty unloader valve, safety relief valve, thermal relief valve, and high-capacity inlet in-line water strainer. It also comes with an insulated trigger gun, a 50-foot hose with quick coupling, and a series of 0- to 40-degree-angle color-coded nozzles. 814/445-3400; www.steamjenny.com.

  Portable jetter

The MV80 Jet Pro Cart from MyTana Mfg. Company delivers 8 gpm at 3,000 psi, and is powered by a 24 hp Honda engine. It includes a 12-gallon water tank that is set up for continuous resupply from the garden hose, 250 feet of 3/8-inch thermoplastic jetter hose and a set of nozzles for penetrating, cornering and blind thrust. Also included is a hose cart with two reels — one for the 3/8-inch hose and one for a 50-foot jumper hose, which is useful for remote jetting. 800/328-8170; www.mytana.com.

  Portable swage machines

The Brutus and Lil’ Brute portable swage machines from Piranha Hose Products make repairing a sewer cleaning hose easy in any environment. Each machine even has a drawer to hold dies for repairs. Brutus repairs hoses from 5/8 to 1 1/4 inch, and Lil’ Brute repairs hoses from 1/4 to 1/2 inch. 800/250-5132; www.piranhahose.com.

  Hybrid hydrojetter

The Model 740 hybrid hydrojetter from Spartan Tool features a full 4,000 psi of jetting power at a 12 gpm flow on a wide-track towable chassis. It is available in either a traditional gasoline-powered configuration or in a hybrid that runs exclusively on liquid propane. Cleaner and cheaper to operate, the LP version allows full jetting power wherever it’s needed, even inside food processing plants and other air quality-conscious locales. The unit features 350 feet of hose and a 40 hp electric-start engine. It is also available in a skid-mounted version for installation onto an existing van or trailer. 800/435-3866; www.spartantool.com.

  Compact vacuum system

The Fury 2400 Series compact vacuum system from Steel Eagle provides a one-step unit that pressure washes, rinses and instantly recovers the waste stream for proper treatment. Features include electric start, a high-efficiency vacuum pump, vacuum gauge, high vacuum engine shutdown, automatic wastewater pump-out, heavy-duty frame and waste tank, waste collection bag filter, hour meter, 50-foot vacuum hose and a one-year warranty. It has a maximum airflow of 235 cfm. 800/447-3924; www.steeleagle.com.

  Automated tube lancing system

The StoneAge Sabertooth automated tube lancing system is remotely operated, offering better visibility and increased safety by moving the operator away from the hoses. The self-contained dual hose reel has up to 52 feet of usable stroke for cleaning tubes from 0.87- to 2-inch diameter at up to 22,000 psi. The autostroke feature recognizes when a nozzle has reached a blockage and automatically retracts the hose slightly to keep the tool rotating. Remote shotgunning capabilities are also available, allowing for safe cleaning of exterior bundle faces and tube interiors in one setup. The entire assembly is quickly dismantled to fit through 24-inch manways. 866/795-1586; www.stoneagetools.com.


  Economy nozzle kit

The Economy Jetter Nozzle Kit from Amazing Machinery includes a laser nozzle, ram nozzle and rotating nozzle. The laser nozzle, which includes a forward and three back jets, dislodges blockages. The ram nozzle (three back jets) flushes loose debris so that maintaining a fluid motion without irritation is possible. The rotating nozzle (two side and two back jets) polishes and maximizes line recovery. Each nozzle comes in two separate sizes. 800/504-7435; www.amazingmachinery.com.

  Towable jetter nozzle

The Cnt-r-KUT “TOW HOOK” towable jetter nozzle from Arthur Products allows for pressurized water to be applied by the integration of a towing nozzle which can be pulled through the line. The technician can also pull a line from point “A” to point “B” if required. It is flexible enough to conform to damaged or deformed lines and can easily be trimmed in the field to fit virtually any line from 2 to 8 inches in diameter by attaching a 3/8- or 1/2-inch National Pipe Taper hose to one end. It is available in a standard and mini size. 800/322-0510; www.arthurproducts.com.

  Low-maintenance cutting nozzles

Root Rat cutting nozzles from Chempure Products are used with jetters from 11 hp to large truck-mounted models. Manufactured of hardened stainless steel, the cutters come with a toolbox with two interchangeable rotors — one with cables and the other with chains. The combination kit includes extra chain, cable and bearings. They need no repair or rebuilding other than bearing replacement, which can be completed in under two minutes for less than $10 in parts. 800/288-7873; www.chempure.com.

  Rotating drill nozzle

The Rotodrill nozzle from Enz USA features a rotating front jet for improved cutting performance. It is ideal for clearing blocked and frozen pipes, and moving heavy debris. It has excellent propulsion, but can also be used in hydroexcavation by plugging off the thrust jets. This versatile nozzle is available in 1/2-, 3/4- and 1-inch systems. 877/369-8721; www.enzusainc.com.

  Spinning sewer nozzle

Spinning sewer nozzles from NozzTeq are available in 1/2-, 3/4-, 1- and 1 1/4-inch sizes with two kinds of sleds. They are made of stainless steel and brass, and require no oil, daily maintenance or rebuild kits — just washing off at the end of the day. They include rear-thrusting jets, and not only cut grease, but also can be used to clean the pipe without putting another nozzle in the line. They can clean sewer or stormwater pipes from 2 all the way up to 18 inches. There are two stainless sled types available for the largest spinner. 866/620-5915; www.nozzteq.com.

  Root-cutting nozzle

The RR3000 Root Ranger nozzle from RIDGID uses a single rear-facing turbojet to blast a concentrated stream of water that shears root obstructions from the drain wall. It is capable of clearing lines up to 8 inches, and can completely clear lines larger than the one it originally entered. It comes standard with 200 feet of hose. 800/769-7743; www.ridgid.com.

  Flex lance

The 3/6 Blast-Pro waterblast flex lance from SPIR STAR features a 0.50-inch end fitting OD and 40,000-psi working pressure. It is available with 1/4-inch 28 and 3/8-inch 24 male nipple ends and can be used in small-diameter tube cleaning applications. 800/890-7827; www.spirstar.com.

  Stainless steel cleaning nozzle

One-piece stainless steel cleaning nozzles from USB - Sewer Equipment Corporation are neither bonded nor screwed together, enhancing strength and reducing chances of failure under pressure. Their advanced, optimized 3D Hydro Mechanics, located in the lower part of the chamber, eliminate pressure in the upper portion of the nozzle and prevent explosion. The water coming from a pressurized hose is immediately guided directly into channels and smoothly into a one-piece ceramic nozzle insert, which do not require winglets or flow-straighteners because of the hydromechanics in and out of the chamber. They are ideal to remove sand, mud, silt, grease and obstructions from sewer and stormwater lines. 866/408-2814; www.usbsec.com.

Water Pumps

  Plunger pump

Plunger pumps from Moro USA are high-pressure triplex water pumps that produce a smooth liquid flow up to a maximum water temperature of 140 degrees on standard pumps (higher temperature ratings available). The double-projection drive shaft can be operated by pulley, flexible joint or cardan shaft. The pump includes ceramic plungers, double-pressure packings, vertical-fitted valves, water spill venting, and oil-bath mechanical parts with splash lubrication. They are available with a maximum flow rate of 128 gpm and maximum pressure of 22,000 psi. Versions include stainless steel or aluminum-bronze fluid ends. 800/383-6304; www.morousa.com.

  High-head pump

The portable 6-inch, high-head 6JCC pump from Thompson Pump delivers 1,100 gpm, high heads to 490 feet and 212 psi. It is ideal for high-pressure applications such as water jetting, water boosting, wellpoint installation, water supply for hydraulic fracturing, washdowns, tank cleaning and fire protection. It offers the Enviroprime System that provides
ultra-reliable, automatic initial priming and re-priming. Options include the Silent Knight sound-attenuated canopy. 800/767-7310; www.thompsonpump.com.

  Single-piston water pump

The dual-action, single-piston JetRodder water pump from Vactor Manufacturing features a hydraulic cylinder on one side of a sealed center block and a water cylinder on the other side. A single shaft with specially constructed piston heads is slowly driven back and forth. The pump is constantly loading and expelling hydraulic oil and water. The pump’s jackhammer action helps to further break up debris caked on pipe walls and provides additional cleaning power to break through obstructions in the line. A slow stroke design reduces friction, providing longer field life and less maintenance. There are no belts to adjust or maintain and only five moving parts. It comes with an unconditional 30-minute run-dry certification. 800/627-3171; www.vactor.com.

Hose Reels/Fittings

  Hose fittings/adapters

UHP hose adapters, couplers and fittings from All Jetting Technologies are manufactured in male-to-male, female-to-female, and male-to-female configurations. UHP straight and reducer couplings are also available. Hose glands and collars are provided with couplings unless otherwise specified. Adapters are designed to simply couple standard type “M” fittings to autoclave fittings. All adapters, couplers and fittings are manufactured with 316 stainless steel. 772/286-1218; www.alljetting.com.

  Pressure washer hose reel

The PW-2 Series hose reel from Hannay Reels quickly mounts to almost any type of pressure washer. It is designed for mobile and portable pressure wash equipment, as well as steam cleaning, spray and washdown applications. It features a pressure rating of up to 4,000 psi, an adjustable split bearing brake assembly and a permanent attached direct-crank rewind. It is constructed of 12- and 14-gauge steel and has a black powder coat finish. 877/467-3357; www.hannay.com.

  Multi-gun valve

The MGV24-1200 multi-gun valve from NLB Corp. allows two or more high-pressure water jet lances (or other accessories) to be operated from the same 24,000 psi pump unit, and can be rebuilt in the field in just five minutes. It can be used with any dump-style lance, with nozzles of different sizes. The valve flows up to 24 gpm and weighs 33 pounds. Its modular design accommodates additional bodies to supply more lances, and features a quick-change, stainless steel cartridge for quick field repair and a new cam-lock pressure adjuster that locks the pressure without tools. 800/441-5059; www.nlbcorp.com.

  Dual-pedestal hose reel

The DP7000 Series dual-pedestal hose reel from Reelcraft Industries features a two-piece, non-welded, interlocking base that won’t vibrate apart, making it ideal for vehicle-mounted applications. An interlocking steel-formed and stamped base design makes the base assembly strong, compact and resistant to vibration. It has successfully passed independent testing to mil-spec standards and is proven to stand up to heavy vibration. It is available with up to 50 feet of I.D. hose. 800/444-3134; www.reelcraft.com.

  Safe hose reel

The NHR-1000 rotary hose reel from Terydon guarantees user safety by removing high-pressure water from the operator’s hands. It offers full control of rotation speed (up to 1,000 RPM) and feed rate (up to 1 foot per second) without losing cleaning potential from reaction force. With its moderately small frame, it is ideal for catwalks, manways, and hard-to-reach areas. A switch of the SG Series UHP swivel offers a transition from 20,000 to 40,000 psi. Hose can be removed and replaced in a matter of minutes. 330/879-2448; www.terydon.com.

  Pressure washer hose

Kobrajet I 4,000 psi pressure washer hose from Water Cannon is a wire non-marking gray hose ideal for cleaning surfaces that are likely to show hose marks like pool patios, roof tops and indoor surfaces such as kitchen floors and countertops. It features high-tensile steel wire braid components, with free bend restrictors and a free swivel included in the package. It comes in a variety of lengths and works well with industrial and consumer pressure washers. It can endure temperatures from -40 up to 275 degrees F. 800/333-9274; www.watercannon.com.

Safety Equipment

  Multi-gas detector

The BW Technologies GasAlertQuattro, distributed by Milwaukee Rubber Products, is a four-gas detector that combines a comprehensive range of features with simple one-button operation. The graphic LCD displays easy-to-identify icons that indicate operational information, such as bump test and calibration status for simplified onsite auditing. IntelliFlash provides continuous visual confirmation of detector operation and compliance. It is fully compatible with the MicroDock II automatic test and calibration system. It has flexible, interchangeable battery options with extended run-times, and extensive data logging and event logging capability. A full function self-test is initiated upon activation and runs continuously during operation. 800/325-3730; www.milwaukeerubber.com.

  Waterjet protective curtain and cover

Protective curtains and covers from TST Sweden AB can be put together to form a protective wall of desired length. It withstands up to 43,500 psi at a 10-inch distance. Each section is 60 inches by 98 inches. On top there are five straps for easy mounting and on the bottom there are holes for further securing. The sections are easily connected through six strong and easily handled locks. They are available standard in red with warning sign in English, and optionally available in white, black, yellow, light grey, dark grey, blue and green. Each panel weighs 16.5 pounds. www.tst-sweden.com.

Industrial Vacuum Trucks/Accessories

  Boom elbows

Custom Boom Elbows manufactures both 70- and 90-degree boom elbows for a variety of hydroexcavator manufacturers for municipal sewer work. Both feature a 25.1-inch circumference and 8-inch diameter with flanged ends. They are built with a 1/2-inch wall thickness. 604/835-0199; www.customboomelbowsbc.com.

  Vacuum truck

The HV55 HydroVax vacuum truck from GapVax is constructed of ASTM A572-Grade 50 steel, has a 12 1/2-cubic-yard debris body and water tank options ranging from 400 to 1,400 gallons. Specs include a positive displacement vacuum pump rated at 5,250 cfm with 28 inches Hg. The tailgate opens fully with a field-adjustable hinge and dual cylinders, and also has four fail-safe, individually adjustable locks that ensure a complete seal. Optional equipment includes a cold-weather recirculation package, sludge pump, auger unloading system, body pressurization system, remote pendants and wireless remotes, a high rail package and stainless steel body. 888/442-7829; www.gapvax.com.

  Long-body vacuum loader

The Guzzler Classic (CL) industrial vacuum loader from Guzzler Manufacturing features enhanced operator ergonomics and improved air routing, filtration and maintenance. A longer body provides improved material separation. The standard ladder, catwalk and railing provide the operator with easier and safer access to the top of the truck. An enlarged bag house and cyclone cleanout access doors provide easier access. The transition to the dump tubes has been widened for more effective dumping. The linear wall connection from the cyclone to the bag house has been increased in size, providing a more efficient airflow. The rounded transition from debris body to cyclone allows the future addition of valves to isolate the tank for adding pressure offload systems. 800/627-3171; www.guzzler.com.

  Large-capacity vacuum loader

The Supersucker HDX industrial vacuum loader from Super Products is equipped with a water system that includes a 600-gallon-capacity water tank setup and hydraulic pump that delivers flow up to 14 gpm and pressure up to 3,000 psi. Its 8-foot articulating boom offers 330-degree rotation and a 27-foot reach, and has the ability to pivot 45 degrees upward and 25 degrees downward. Boom functions can be operated with either a standard wireless remote control or wired pendant. An 8-inch positive displacement vacuum system provides airflow to 5,800 cfm and 28 inches of vacuum. Single-mode filtration enables loading of both wet and dry material with no changeover. A heavy-duty, telescoping double-acting cylinder provides a 51-degree dump angle for thorough unloading. 800/837-9711; www.superproductsllc.com.

  Vacuum loader with filtration system

The Industrial Vacuum Loader from Vac-Con was designed with a filtration system to handle lightweight dry material, and features superior airflow efficiency. Single-mode machines can recover wet or dry material with up to 28 inches Hg. These positive displacement blowers are capable of pulling material long distances, as much as 700 feet or more. It is available with a hydroexcavation package, which adds a powerful, high-pressure water system that works together with the vacuum system to excavate around sensitive underground utilities, locate underground systems, and excavate in areas with limited access. 904/493-4969; www.vac-con.com.

  Positive displacement combination cleaner

AllJetVac P Series combination sewer cleaners from Vacall use a positive displacement blower system to create the jetting and vacuum forces to efficiently open and maintain critical sewer lines. The blower system is powered by the chassis engine, which reduces fuel consumption, slashes service time and eliminates emissions. The AllSmartFlow CAN bus control system allows the operator to precisely control vacuum forces as well as water flow, using only the proper quantity of water, reducing unnecessary refill trips. Debris tanks have 6-, 8-, 10- or 12-cubic-yard capacities, while 1,000-, 1,200- and 1,500-gallon water tanks are available. They have a front-mounted, pivoting hose reel and an 8-foot, 6-inch extending boom with 180-degree rotation. 330/339-2211; www.vacallindustries.com.


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