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Cable Drain Cleaning Machines

1 / Drain Rehab Solutions ZIP-ZIP REVOLUTION
The ZIP-ZIP REVOLUTION from Drain Rehab Solutions is a flex shaft high-speed drain cleaning machine that is available with 125 feet of either 3/8- or 1/2-inch premium flex shaft cable. It is powered by a Milwaukee Hammer Drill, and the cables can be used in clockwise or counterclockwise rotation at speeds of 1,500 and 3,500 rpm to cut tree roots, descale cast iron or remove blockages. It is possible to use the machine while keeping an inspection camera in the pipe, allowing the user to watch live as they surgically perform precision spot cleaning with no more guessing. The 3/8-inch cables can pass through 3- and 4- P-Traps and U-bends. The cable has a bright green flexible casing for easy camera viewing. 514-379-3544;

2 / Electric Eel Model C
The Model C dual-cable sectional drain cleaner from Electric Eel 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. It spins cable at twice the revolutions per minute of a continuous cable machine for cleaning 3- to 10-inch lines for distances up to 200 feet. One-man operation means less time and labor expense. A heavy-duty, 1/2 hp motor comes standard, and 3/4 and 1 hp motors are also available. A custom-designed and manufactured gearbox ensures higher quality, lower 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. Its carry handle allows for balance and easy transport. 800-833-1212;

3 / General Pipe Cleaners Sewerooter T-4
The Sewerooter T-4 midsize drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners/General Wire Spring can be used to unclog 3- to 6-inch-diameter lines up to 100 feet long. It carries 100 feet of 9/16-inch Flexicore cable to clear stubborn stoppages in 3- to 4-inch inside lines. A heavy-duty, 9/16-inch cable provides more torque than traditional 1/2-inch cables offer, yet it can clean the same size drainlines. To clear tree roots and other tough clogs from 3- to 6-inch lines, simply switch drums to 75 feet of 5/8-inch Flexicore cable. To adjust to different cable sizes, just turn a knob on top of the feed. A labor-saving variable-speed Power Cable Feed provides enhanced control through blockages, to easily guide the cable in and out of the line at up to 20 feet per minute, yet keeps hands clean and off spinning cable. It comes with a fold-down handle, stair climbers and truck loading wheel for easy transport, maneuvering and storage. 800-245-6200;

4 / GI Industries TCM 5000
The high-speed TCM 5000 pipe cleaning machine from GI Industries combines high-flow air/water flushing and brushing at variable speeds to provide the operator more control in various applications, creating a jetter and cable machine in one package. The variable-speed (zero to 1,750 rpm) control allows operators to use cleaning/drill heads or devices from other manufacturers. It provides contractors greater flexibility in deciding which tools are correct for their application. These systems can clean 1/2- to 24-inch lines at over 150 feet on a single unit. 800-724-1944;

5 / Milwaukee Tool M18 FUEL Sewer Sectional Machine with CABLE DRIVE
The M18 FUEL Sewer Sectional Machine with CABLE DRIVE from Milwaukee Tool provides an automatic feed and retract solution within a sectional machine designed to reduce user strain when pulling back the cable from the pipe. It offers the power to clear roots at 200 feet with a cordless solution to provide users the power they need to clear tough clogs with easy setup and transport, allowing users to work with less hassle. 800-729-3878;

6 / Picote Solutions Smart Spider
The Smart Spider from Picote Solutions is designed for use with the Super Midi Miller, Maxi Miller and Maxi Miller Power Plus. It is designed to clean and descale pipes when the bottom has rotted out over time, or sections of the pipe are crumbled or missing. The Spider legs flex but remain under tension, and when they hit the edge, they move seamlessly back into the remaining pipe. The pipe is clean and descaled and can have a cured-in-place pipe or new patch installed. The unit can also be used to remove fats, oils and grease. It is fully rebuildable. 219-440-1404;

7 / Spartan Tool Model 300
The Model 300 from Spartan Tool has a compact design that makes it ideal for tight spaces and narrow doorways. It includes a Dial-A-Cable power feed that automatically sends cable in and out of the line and a whisper quiet, gear-reduced permanent magnet motor that provides quicker torque and longer life. Its 107-foot cable capacity means customers don’t have to give up big power and performance in a compact machine. 800-435-3866;

Franchise Systems

8 / Rooter-Man Franchise System
The Rooter-Man Franchise System offers a low-cost solution to franchise ownership, with a flat-rate pricing system (no royalty on percentage of sales). Franchisees are granted an exclusive franchise license for their chosen territories, and they become part of a team of independent dealers working together under a nationally branded website and recognized trademark with proven systems for success. It has been named the top plumbing franchise by Entrepreneur magazine 15 years in a row. Franchisees receive equity in the national brand by receiving exclusive use of the trademark in their territory. 800-700-8062;

9 / Zoom Drain Franchise
Zoom Drain Franchise pulls from a larger pool of willing and capable people because they don’t need skilled techs. Their “green” apprentices practice in training centers, on trucks and in the field with techs, using comprehensive digital manuals as the training curriculum. Graduating from apprentice to tech is the first step on a career path. The manuals match the specialized configuration of the trucks. The software, tools, equipment and materials are specifically referenced in the procedures and systematically updated on tablets. 877-855-5100;

Plumbing Products

10 / Fluidmaster Flush ‘n Sparkle self-cleaning toilet system
Fluidmaster’s Flush ‘n Sparkle self-cleaning toilet system is designed to achieve safe and effective hands-free cleaning for most any toilet. The system puts a powerful bleach cleaning solution directly into the overflow tube of the flush valve, so no chemicals ever touch the flapper, fill valve or other tank parts. This prevents the damage that drop-in tablets normally inflict, leading to breakdown and part malfunction. It offers a powerful toilet cleaning solution that lasts up to three months. Installation is simple in three quick steps. The system comes with one bleach cartridge and can be refilled with bleach, blue or septic tank refill cartridges. 949-728-2000;

11 / Mansfield Plumbing Products Vanquish
The Vanquish from Mansfield Plumbing Products includes durable side-mount seat hinges, an ultrasmooth PuraClean glazed surface and twice the rinsing power, making cleaning the toilet easy. It is a recent recipient of the GOOD DESIGN Award, and placement of Top 20 Products of 2018 with both Supply House Times and Plumbing & Mechanical. It includes a durable, slow-close seat with side-mounted hinges that are cycle-tested for 10 years of trouble-free use. It comes with MagnaFlush high-performance flushing technology with a 3-inch rigid flapper flush valve, Fluidmaster Pilot anti-siphon fill valve, decorative metal trip lever, SmartFasten two-bolt connection, PuraClean glaze, a fully glazed trapway and a 12-inch rough-in. 877-850-3060;

Portable Jetters

12 / Gorlitz Sewer & Drain Model GO 1500A Series
The Model GO 1500A Series jetter from Gorlitz Sewer & Drain has a functional frame construction with a carrying handle, reel accessory tube, retractable pull handle and phenolic 4-inch wheels for easy transportation to the job site. All models come with a custom-built, dual-capacitor, 2 hp electric motor drawing 19.8 amps at full load. The duplex ceramic plunger pump with dual pulsation will generate more than 1,500 psi at 2.1 gph to clear tough stoppages or open frozen pipes. The unit is supplied with one 1/8-inch by 50-foot-long trap hose to clear drainlines 1 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter. The hose and reel connections are provided with quick-disconnect fittings to simplify operation. The reel accessory tube accepts an optional hose reel for compact hose storage and operation. 562-944-3060;

13 / Patriot Sewer Equipment & Repair 1776 heavy-duty edition
The 1776 heavy-duty edition from Patriot Sewer Equipment & Repair generates 3,500 psi at 11 gpm. Standard equipment includes a Piranha 3/8-inch, 300-foot, red jetter hose and remote start for one-man operation. A portable 100-gallon water tank with autofill valve and stainless steel nozzle set is custom-engineered to work at max pounds per square inch and gallons per minute. It can be used to clean 4- to 6-inch sewer pipes with ease. Propane or gas models are available. It includes an all-stainless-steel reel and frame. All units are built to order. 888-318-9888;

Pressure Washers and Sprayers

14 / Easy Kleen Pressure Systems Portable Pickup Skid 
The Easy Kleen Pressure Systems Portable Pickup Skid is a self-contained system that allows for portable cleaning. This unit was designed and manufactured in-house to fit perfectly in a 6-foot-6-inch pickup truck box. Forklift slots and a lifting eye makes loading this unit easy and efficient. With three different models available: Choose between a 14 hp Kohler or 13 hp Honda gasoline engine or a 9.8 hp Kohler diesel engine. All models are equipped with an oil-fired commercial hot-water, gearbox-driven General Pump offering 4 gpm at 3,000 to 3,500 psi, 225-gallon water tank, hose reel and winterizing system. It is suitable for municipal cleaning and construction, as well as building restoration, cleaning and maintenance. 800-315-5533;

15 / Water Cannon 19K02
The 19K02 commercial-duty, 225-gallon, 12-volt, tank-fed, self-contained, skid-mounted, hot-water cleaning system from Water Cannon Inc. - MWBE can be permanently mounted in a truck bed or trailer or moved to multiple locations or trucks with minimal effort. It arrives ready for use, serving up powerful performance and helping users complete jobs rapidly at remote job sites or when on the move at any location with or without an external water source. 800-333-9274;

Push TV Camera Systems

16 / CUES MPlus+ XL
The CUES MPlus+ XL push system is designed for easy operation with an all-in-one setup and flexibility by quick removal of the control unit to be used separately. It includes a coiler configuration and pan-and-tilt camera for mainline and larger pipeline applications up to 500 feet. It integrates video observation coding, observation coding interface and digital recording. The lightweight system includes large, durable wheels for portability and a balanced footprint for stability. It is manufactured to handle rigorous field use. 800-327-7791;

17 / Envirosight VeriSight Pro
The VeriSight Pro from Envirosight has a stainless self-leveling camera with shadowless, variable LED illumination to capture crisp video footage regardless of pipe material. With supplied centering devices, it inspects lines 2 to 9 inches and snakes through multiple bends for maximum range. An integral triband sonde (33 kHz, 512 Hz, 640 Hz) works with almost any locator. Its welded steel coiler comes with 130, 200 or 330 feet of pushrod. The system runs continuously for six hours off internal rechargeable lithium-ion batteries or off main or vehicle power. Its multilanguage controller displays footage on an 8-inch thin-film-transistor LCD and captures up to 90 hours of MPEG-4 video on an SD/SDHC card or USB stick. It has 3x zoom, captures images in JPEG format from both live and recorded video, and offers a 16-page text writer with full QWERTY keyboard. 866-936-8476;

18 / Forbest Products FB-PIC3188XX/4188XX
The FB-PIC3188XX/4188XX portable lay-flat camera system from Forbest Products comes with a 1-inch waterproof color camera head or 1-inch self-leveling color camera head with a built-in 512 Hz sonde transmitter, stainless steel spring kit and bright LED lights. It comes with 130 feet of 5.2 mm or 200 feet of 6 mm fiberglass cable, with a high-resolution 7- or 10-inch color control station with USB and SD recording. Typing and editing is optional for the 10-inch multifunction control station. The lay-flat design is convenient for one user to operate the camera independently. 877-369-1199;

19 / MyTana Mfg. DrainSteer
The DrainSteer from MyTana Mfg. uses high-pressure water for propulsion, steering and cleaning as it captures live inspection video from inside lateral lines. Its design makes it able to traverse multiple bends in pipe, steer through branches and levitate above debris. With these special capabilities, municipal contractors and commercial plumbers can locate failed pipes, cross bores and blockages, as well as clean the lines. It is fully water-driven, as six propulsion nozzles generate the power needed to pull its own flexible hose through multiple bends, and a side nozzle on the camera can be aimed to steer through diverging pipes and hover past obstacles. An optional forward-facing nozzle can be pulsed to clear debris and other obstructions. The system works with any high-pressure water source, including pressure washers and combination trucks. Its 1/2-inch hose comes in lengths from 115 to 190 feet. 800-328-8170;

20 / Pearpoint (USA) flexitrax P550c
The flexitrax P550c from Pearpoint (USA) is designed around simplicity of operation. Ready to use in 30 seconds after powering on, it requires minimal training to operate, letting the user concentrate on pipe inspection. A large, 12.1-inch, high-definition, daylight-visible screen combined with a full-size keyboard and dedicated function keys guide the user through the survey process, making the system faster and easier to use. Built in is a high-capacity internal lithium-ion battery, providing power for up to a full day’s typical usage, and 128 GB of solid-state memory, sufficient for over 90 hours’ video recording. This portable and modular crawler system enables operators to customize the solution for the inspection of a vast range of pipes, in all locations. It can be readily transported and easily wheeled on site with its rugged, ergonomic design, allowing the user to reach access points beyond the range of their vehicle. 800-688-8094;

21 / Pollardwater Opticam sewer camera
The Opticam sewer camera from Pollardwater is designed for inspecting pipes between 2 and 12 inches in diameter. A high-resolution, self-leveling color camera displays images with clarity on a 10.4-inch LCD screen, and its lightweight, weatherproof design makes it easy to use and transport from job to job. It is available in 200-, 300- and 400-foot lengths. 800-437-1146;

22 / RapidView IBAK North America MicroLite Pushrod System
The MicroLite Pushrod System from RapidView IBAK North America is a lightweight, small-diameter push system with durable steel-frame construction that delivers a high-quality image for all contractors and plumbers. Fitted with 100 feet of push cable, powerful LED lighting and an auto-uprighting camera, it is designed to inspect pipelines 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The entire system is powered by rechargeable batteries and is equipped with the positionable MicroLite Command Console, which includes a 10-inch touch-screen monitor, full Windows operating system, two USB connections and recording software. 800-656-4225;

23 / Ratech Electronics 5/8-inch Ultra Micro Camera
The 5/8-inch Ultra Micro Camera from Ratech Electronics is tiny enough to inspect kitchen sinks and toilet P-traps. Made for 1- to 4-inch pipe inspections, it conveniently maneuvers around bends and turns smoothly. It is adaptable to any existing Ratech Electronics system, including the Elite SD/USB, Fast Peek or Mini Peek portable drainline units. The camera is complemented with four super-bright LED lights producing an ideal color picture. 800-461-9200;

24 / RIDGID SeeSnake with TruSense
Connecting to RIDGID SeeSnake CSx series Wi-Fi enabled monitors, TruSense conveys information about the in-pipe environment, eliminating common challenges faced by diagnostic professionals. For example, the high dynamic range image sensor expands the camera’s dynamic range, allowing a greater ratio of bright and dark areas to be displayed in the same image at the same time. This means fewer blown-out areas and sections of pipe that are too dark to see. In addition, the camera lets the user choose between fixed or self-leveling camera options. TruSense also includes an integrated TiltSense feature that reports the pitch of the camera in-pipe. This on-camera inclinometer helps contractors accurately identify and diagnose problems underground. 800-769-7743;

25 / Sensoray Model 4067
The Model 4067 from Sensoray is an ultracompact, HD-SDI digital video recorder optimized for embedding in OEM systems. It records to a micro SD card and includes microphone or stereo line audio inputs and a clock/calendar with battery backup. It captures JPEG snapshots without video interruption. Text overlay generator can position the current date and time and user-entered custom text anywhere in the video frame. It includes a customizable user interface. 503-684-8005;

26 / Vivax-Metrotech vCam-6
The vCam-6 HD inspection system from Vivax-Metrotech includes features such as text writer, voice-over, locatable sonde and traceable pushrod as standard equipment. The standard reel is available with 200, 300 or 400 feet of pushrod and choices of 1.3- or 1.8-inch self-leveling HD camera. The system includes a daylight-viewable control module with a 9.7-inch HD LCD monitor, distance counter and internal rechargeable batteries with five-plus hours’ battery life. Video recording and JPG-format pictures can be saved to the internal 1 TB hard drive. The control module has built-in Wi-Fi to stream live video and snapshots to smartphone apps or directly to a computer for recording to the hard drive. 800-446-3392;

Truck/Trailer Jetters, Nozzles

27 / American Jetter Hot Jetter
Hot Jetters from American Jetter include a water-heating system that uses efficient dual-coil burners. Burner exhaust temperatures are reduced from 400 degrees F to around 127 degrees F, effectively releasing less heat into the atmosphere. This is coupled with 20% or more fuel savings from the optional Kohler 19 to 38 hp EFI engines. The increased fuel savings will provide longer runtimes. 866-944-3569;

28 / Cam Spray CV Series
The CV Series cargo van drain jet from Cam Spray offers diesel-fired hot water to add additional jetting power. Several models are available up to 4,000 psi and 12 gpm. A triplex plunger pump with power pulse valve provides an extra push when needed. Air purge and recirculation to the tank are provided for freeze protection. A 5-gallon fuel tank provides hours of runtime on a single fill. It comes with a heavily built, powder-coated frame with full deck and 130-gallon water capacity; a 12-volt DC reel with 2-1 clutch drive allowing for free spooling; and a powered hose return. It is controlled by a push button or foot switch. Accessories include a four-nozzle set, storage box, tip cleaner, tiger tail, safety shield, rubber gloves, high-visibility safety vest, 50-foot washdown hose and trigger gun. 800-648-5011;

29 / Enz USA cutting ball
The water-driven cutting ball nozzle from Enz USA is available in 3- and 4-inch sizes; and it can move easily around curves in 3- to 6-inch polyethylene, steel or concrete pipes while safely removing roots and mineral deposits, resulting in no damage to the pipe. It works without impact but has the ability to switch to a vibrating nozzle. It comes with a hard metal front blade for pipes that are more than 50% clogged. The side blades are self-sharpening and maintain their sharpness over their entire service life. The cutting ball operates with controlled rotation speed and is capable of running on recycled water. It is leak-free. 877-362-8721;

30 / HotJet USA Xtreme Flow III
The Xtreme Flow III trailer jetter from HotJet USA offers 18 gpm at 4,000 psi jetting power, clearing drains from 2 to 24 inches. It offers twin 35 hp Vanguard engines on a 5-by-14-foot, heavy-duty, 10,000-pound-rated trailer. It is designed to bust through any clog, roots or debris. 800-213-3272;

31 / Jetters Northwest Eagle 200
The Eagle 200 midsize trailer jetter series from Jetters Northwest is available in 12 gpm/3,000 psi (model Eagle-200/3012) with 1/2-inch I.D. jet hose or the 9 gpm/4,000 psi (model Eagle-200/4009) with 3/8-inch I.D. jet hose. It comes with either a Kawasaki (liquid-cooled) or Kohler (air-cooled) fuel-injected engine, an industrial-duty trailer with brakes for safety, and an A-frame tongue that allows it to be towed when full of water. Flattop fenders allow for additional mounting surface. Chrome wheels give it a sharp appearance. It comes with a super-duty triplex UDOR U.S.A. pump, 12-volt power-wind hose reel with wind-speed controller, 200-gallon water tank, large 60-inch lockable tool storage bin, 300 feet of jetting hose on the main 12-volt reel, 100 feet of 3/4-inch water-supply hose on a second reel, adjustable pulsation control and four jetting nozzles. 877-901-1936;

32 / Mongoose Jetters Model 184
The Mongoose Jetters by Sewer Equipment Model 184 comes with a Mongoose run-dry pump offering 18 gpm at 4,000 psi, a tubular steel frame, corrosion-resistant prepainted subassemblies, state-of-the-art controls, strong hose reel and high-quality gas engine. It is suitable for drain cleaning and sewer jetting, mainlines up to 12 inches in diameter, remote access locations, and commercial and industrial lines. The trailer unit comes with a water tank capacity of 300 gallons and standard hose reel capacity of 600 feet of 1/2-inch hose. The trailer setup consists of a 6,000-pound-rated single-axle trailer, and the addition of a wireless remote-control system makes this equipment a true one-man operation. It is also available as a van pack or truck-mounted unit. 877-735-4640;

Vacuum Trucks/Pumps/Accessories

33 / Moro USA PM80T
The Moro USA PM80T fan-cooled rotary vane vacuum pump includes dual-fan cooling to keep it cool under the toughest conditions. Its integrated forced-oil lubrication system feeds the right amount of oil at all times. Low operating speeds keep pump component life at a maximum and costs at a minimum. The pump comes with a built-in changeover valve and nonreturn check valve, and it has a 3-inch hose barb intake and discharge ports and 1 3/8-inch keyed shaft. It is also available in right angle, hydraulic, gas and diesel packages. 800-383-6304;

34 / Pik Rite steel 3,600-gallon vacuum tank
The Pik Rite steel 3,600-gallon vacuum tank is designed for strength and reliability. Its 3-inch internal plumbing keeps the exterior clean and simple. The vacuum pump mount is attached to both frame rails and easily supports pumps from any major pump manufacturer. Four sight eyes provide level indication for the waste compartment. The tank interior is equipped with walk-through baffles and a 20-inch rear manway for easy clean-out. The LED running light kit is installed with a fully molded wire harness. Operator work lights and a strobe light are mounted on the top rear lighting bracket. Polished aluminum hose trays, and the low hose hooks are coated with protective liner. 800-326-9763;

35 / Robinson Vacuum Tanks Portalogix 1150
The Portalogix 1150, distributed by Robinson Vacuum Tanks, offers 800 gallons of waste capacity in the tank, with 350 gallons of freshwater contained in the water bed. This model is able to haul up to four restrooms with the liftgate folded up. Two additional units may be strapped to the liftgate if desired. This unit is designed to fit a 120-inch cab-to-axle truck. Popular chassis choices include the Ford F-550 or Dodge 5500. Available vacuum pumps include the National Vacuum Equipment 304 (210 cfm), Fruitland 250 (165 cfm) and Masport HXL4V (165 cfm). Dual service is standard, and the Thieman liftgate includes aluminum posts and a steel grated platform. Accessories include two 2-inch-30-foot suction hoses with valve and wand, bucket fills, bucket holders, two 24-by-24-inch aluminum toolboxes with dry deck toolbox tiles, four Truck-Lite LED work lights, exterior control panel, and a 3-inch discharge with full-port poly ball valve. 814-933-0927;

36 / Westmoor Conde PowerPaks
Conde PowerPaks preassembled gasoline- or diesel-powered vacuum pump units from Westmoor are easy to install. They include a heavy-duty steel base with aluminum diamond plate trim and belt guard for aesthetics. Rigid assembly is designed for minimum vibration and maximum power. They are available with either vacuum/pressure or vacuum-only pumps. A wide range of cubic-feet-per-minute options ensures matching the right unit to tank size and application. They are powered with optional Honda GX commercial-series gasoline engines or Hatz industrial air-cooled diesel engines. Units are designed for easy transfer to another tank system when needed. 800-367-0972; 


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