Product Focus: December 2021

Product Focus: December 2021

Cable Drain Cleaning Machines

1 // 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 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;

2 // General Pipe Cleaners PD-25 Auto Handy
General Pipe Cleaners’ PD-25 Auto Handy with automatic feed offers feeding speed and convenience in a hand-held drain cleaner. It can be used as a hand tool or as a power tool by removing the turning handle and attaching a drill for extra muscle on tough clogs. Squeezing the feed lever as the container rotates feeds the cable; to retract cable, reverse drill rotation and squeeze the lever. It can clear clogs from 1 1/4- to 3-inch-diameter lines up to 50 feet long. Designed to withstand tough jobs in the field, its sturdy polyurethane drum has been drop tested from 8 feet, fully loaded, without damage. It uses Flexicore cables made of heavy-gauge wire coiled tightly around an aircraft-type wire rope core, then heat treated, offering strength with optimal flexibility. 800-245-6200;

3 // Milwaukee Tool MX FUEL Sewer Drum Machine 
Milwaukee Tool’s MX FUEL Sewer Drum Machine has POWERTREDZ lift-assist technology, which makes it easier for one person to transport the machine up and down stairs and in and out of service vans. The machine has the power to clear roots 200 feet out while containing the mess with a fully enclosed drum. The POWERSTATE brushless motor provides full power at the maximum capacity of the machine, the REDLINK PLUS intelligence improves control with an integrated drum brake, and the MX FUEL REDLITHIUM battery pack can power through multiple jobs on a single charge, delivering the easiest setup and transport. 800-729-3878;

4 // Spartan Tool Model 300
The Model 300 from Spartan Tool has a compact design suitable for tight spaces and narrow doorways. Its enclosed inner and outer steel drums are designed to contain messes. It can be combined with up to 107 feet of Spartan Tool’s Magnum Cable for increased power and performance in a compact machine. 800-435-3866;

Franchise Systems

5 // 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;

Z PLUMBERZ is a full-service plumbing franchise specializing in all types of plumbing, drain and sewer solutions. The franchise model focuses on sustainable growth and profitability, with paths designed for those starting brand-new plumbing businesses, as well as for existing plumbing or drain contractors. Owners develop their businesses in four key verticals, including retail plumbing, drain and sewer cleaning, project plumbing, and pipe lining and trenchless technologies. Franchise owners are provided with the training, resources and support needed to win more jobs, provide exceptional customer service, and become their market’s go-to expert. 866-585-9529;

Plumbing Product

7 // Oatey Hercules Septic-Flow
Hercules Septic-Flow from Oatey is a concentrated liquid that is designed to improve the overall efficiency of all types of septic and wastewater systems. Containing billions of super active organisms in each ounce, it has the capability to rapidly complete waste degradation. With the ability to perform under a wide variety of conditions, the product performance will not be affected by temperature, pH variations and the presence of household cleaners or disinfectants. It is designed to be used on a regular basis to eliminate backups, odors and corrosion. It is available for purchase in 2-quart jugs and can be used in septic tanks, cesspools, dry wells, leach tanks and drainfields. Ultimately, it is meant to extend the life of the entire septic system due to its unique growth characteristics. These increase the rate of respiration of existing septic system bacteria, resulting in a faster reduction of organics in the septic tank, allowing for less frequent cleanings. 800-203-1155;

Portable Jetters

8 // 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;

9 // MyTana M30 MaxBlast
MyTana’s M30 MaxBlast is a portable cart jetter designed to clean 1- to 6-inch lines, as well as rejuvenate aging or clogged drainfields. Its 390cc Honda engine has electric start (EZ start bypass) and automatic throttle down. The triplex pump delivers up to 4.5 gpm at 3,000 psi with thermal protection and pulsation control. The removable hose and reel, combined with the 50-foot jumper hose and reel stand, allows jetting indoors while the gas engine remains outside. The reel carries 200 feet of 3/8-inch jetter hose, with 75 feet of 1/8-inch hose available for smaller lines. All components are packaged on a rugged cart with balanced weight for easy transport. 800-328-8170;

10 // RIDGID KJ-3100
The RIDGID KJ-3100 portable water jetter offers 3,000 psi of working pressure and 5.5 gpm of flow for fast, effective cleaning of large commercial and industrial lines. The jetter propels a flexible and lightweight hose through 2- to 10-inch lines, blasting through sludge, soap, grease and sediment blockages. As the hose is pulled back, it power-scrubs the line, flushing debris away and restoring drainlines to their full, free-flowing capacity — all without the use of harmful chemicals. Pulse action allows for easy negotiation of difficult bends and traps. It has a removable hose reel and Triplex pump with a corrosion-resistant, forged brass head and comes on a two-wheeled cart that easily fits through standard size doors and negotiates tight turns with ease. 800-474-3443;

Push TV Camera Systems

11 // CUES MPlus+ XL
The CUES MPlus+ XL push system is designed for easy operation and flexibility with an all-in-one setup and quick removal of the control unit, which can 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;

12 // Envirosight Verisight Pro+
The Verisight Pro+ stainless self-leveling camera with shadowless, variable LED illumination from Envirosight captures crisp video footage, regardless of pipe material. With supplied centering devices, it inspects lines 2 inches and up, and snakes through multiple bends for maximum range. An integral tri-band sonde (33 kHz, 512 Hz, 640 Hz) works with most any locator. Its rugged welded-steel coiler comes with 130, 200 or 330 feet of pushrod. The entire system runs continuously for six hours off internal rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, or off mains or vehicle power. Its multi-language controller displays footage on an 8-inch TFT LCD, and captures up to 90 hours of MPEG 4 video on an SD/SDHC card (up to 32 GB) or USB stick (up to 128 GB). It lets you zoom 3X and capture images in JPEG format from both live and recorded video, and offers a 16-page text-writer with full-QWERTY keyboard. 866-936-8476;

13 // Forbest Products FB-PIC3388MT-200
The FB-PIC3388MT-200 from Forbest Products has a 1.5-inch self-leveling camera head (512Hz built-in sonde transmitter in the spring kit), 200-foot pushrod and a portable control station with a 10-inch LCD screen. It is suitable for lines from 4 to 8 inches. It has a detachable and interchangeable design that allows the user to easily screw on or off parts for upgrading or repair. 877-369-1199;

14 // Hathorn Wi-Fi DuraSCOPE
Hathorn’s Wi-Fi DuraSCOPE inspection cameras offer the convenience of streaming video inspections to an Apple or Android mobile device using the free PipeSTREAM app. It can be used to take screenshots, overlay voice commentary and share videos with up to four devices. It has the choice of DuraCAM self-leveling or straight-view camera heads in multiples sizes and an on-screen footage counter. Municipal-grade camera reels are built tough, with butt-welded steel-frame construction, stainless steel camera heads and a choice of HDPE premium pushrod size allows the user to push far and remain in the field longer. It has 512 Hz sonde control and external 18-volt Milwaukee battery compatibility for quick swap-outs and longer time in the field. 866-428-4676;

15 // 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;

16 // Ratech Electronics Plumber’s Helper Jr.
The Plumber’s Helper Jr. pipe inspection system from Ratech Electronics is based on a small-scale reel and comes with 100 feet of mini Gel Rod cable, a removable compact command module with 7.1-inch LCD, a built-in battery and an SD recorder for recording digital images and video. This mini pipe inspection system is available with a full-spectrum, 1.375-inch, self-leveling color camera; a standard color camera; or any of the company’s three micro camera heads — 5/8-, 3/4- or 1-inch diameter. 905-660-7072;

17 // SECON Extreme Series
Extreme Series cordless sewer cameras from SECON come with two 20-volt DeWALT batteries and a charging station. An 18-volt power supply is included for plug-in operation. They have SD card recording and Wi-Fi connection to view inspections in real time on personal smart devices. The unit includes a 7-inch color LCD monitor, 512 Hz sonde/transmitter and a stainless steel camera head. They are available with 100 to 300 feet of push cable and are capable of viewing 1 1/2- to 12-inch pipe. 702-527-5100;

18 // Subsite Electronics Private Eye II
The Private Eye II mainline inspection system from Subsite Electronics comes enclosed in a Pelican waterproof and crushproof case. Weighing just 30 pounds, it provides extreme portability without sacrificing field durability. It is a suitable solution for easements, off-road manholes or any locations that are hard to get to. It is also suited for smaller municipalities or contractors who need the power and capabilities of a full mainline inspection system in a mobile package. It is compatible with all the company’s mainline cameras and tractors. When combined with the compact portable reel loaded with single-conductor cable, it can inspect 4- to 200-inch-diameter pipelines up to 1,000 feet in length. 800-767-1974;

19 // 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 the choice of a 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 of 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 the vCam Live View Mobile app. 800-446-3392;

Truck/Trailer Jetters/Accessories

20 // Cam Spray CV Series
The CV Series cargo van drain jet from Cam Spray offers diesel-fired hot water for added 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. It comes with a 5-gallon fuel tank, heavily built, powder-coated frame with full deck, a 130-gallon water capacity, a 12-volt DC reel with 2-1 clutch drive allowing for free spooling and a powered hose return. It’s controlled by a push button or foot switch. Accessories include a set of four nozzles, storage box, tip cleaner, tiger tail, safety shield, rubber gloves, high-visibility safety vest, 50-foot washdown hose and trigger gun. 800-648-5011;

21 // Cherne Jet-Ball Cleaning Balls
Cherne Jet-Ball Cleaning Balls are an inexpensive tool for cleaning new lines prior to line acceptance testing. They have eye bolts at each end for tethering and spiral grooves to create high-power spraying action for cleaning pipelines. They are available in three variations. 800-843-7584;

22 // Enz USA Golden Jet 10.060A/B/CTR turbine nozzle
With operating flows as low as 8 gpm at 2,000 psi, the Golden Jet 10.060A/B/CTR turbine nozzle from Enz USA is a powerful cleaning tool. The turbine design allows for lower flow and less water usage while maintaining high torque for effective pipe cleaning in lines ranging from 2.5 to 8 inches. Because of its sealed bearings, this nozzle can be operated with both clean and recycled water while being relatively maintenance-free. This compact, efficient nozzle is a powerful root remover and is suitable for use on grease, solids, mineral deposits, concrete and grout. Its complete kit provides a selection of precut chains, skids and two head styles. 877-362-8721;

23 // HotJet USA HotJet II
The HotJet USA HotJet II trailer-mounted jetter is now available with hydraulic hose reels and 37 hp Vanguard fuel-injection engine. Operating with hot or cold water, it runs 12 gpm at 4,000 psi, cleaning 2- to 12-inch lines. The fuel-injected unit is a good alternative between the small output and larger output machines. It comes ready to operate upon delivery with a 330-gallon water tank, detergent tanks and full power-washing capabilities for cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing after the job. It is mounted on a 7,000-pound rated tandem-axle trailer (single-axle units are also available). It has a rear control panel and remote control, two HD diamond plate side toolboxes and a front toolbox. 800-624-8186;

Vacuum Trucks/Pumps/Accessories

24 // 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 manufacturer. It has four sight eyes 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 low hose hooks are coated with protective liner. 800-326-9763;

25 // Vanguard Pathogen Defense Systems
Vanguard Pathogen Defense Systems are multipurpose, antibacterial sanitizing systems custom-designed for jet, combination and CCTV trucks. The system’s primary purpose is to eliminate pathogens and bacteria on the jet hose, which is the primary transfer point between wastewater operators and potentially harmful microbes in the sewer system. However, their effective sanitizing capabilities also extend to all areas of the job site, including SSOs, tools, boots, gloves and even the truck itself. Furthermore, the system is a dynamic cleaning device that serves a more pragmatic purpose beyond only eliminating hazardous pathogens invisible to the naked eye; its powerful spray gun and collar is designed to strip grease, grime and sewer residue from the jet hose and other dirty tools, leaving both the truck and the operator clean and ready for the next job. 303-884-7552; 


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