Product Focus: Residential and Commercial Sewer and Pipe Maintenance

Product Focus: Residential and Commercial Sewer and Pipe Maintenance

Cable Machines


The VALOR series of drain machines from DCD comes complete with a 1/12 hp motor and an independent inner drum that helps prevent cable kinking. It is suitable for 5/16-, 3/8-, 13/32- and 1/2-inch drain cables. The VALOR Extreme midsized machine is ideal for 3- to 6-inch drainlines, with a large drum capacity that handles up to 125 feet of drain cable with a heavy-duty power feed and a gearbox mated to the motor for maximum torque output. 855-746-7323;

2 // Duracable DM162

Built on a classic design, Duracable’s DM162 is the upright drain cleaning machine that gives drain technicians the versatility to tackle a variety of jobs. It can be customized for work on 2- to 6-inch residential and light commercial drainlines. Driven by a 1/2 hp motor, the 10-1 gearbox ratio delivers the torque to power through the toughest obstructions. A built-in power cable feed and return, air foot pedal and ergonomic features for easy mobility make it user-friendly. The standard package comes with 80 feet of 5/8-inch hollow-core cable in an 18-inch polyethylene drum, but it’s easy to swap out the reel on this machine thanks to quick-change swing bolts and a sturdy steel head bearing. 800-247-4081;

3 // Electric Eel Model N

An enlarged drum on the Model N drain cleaning machine from Electric Eel holds 75 feet of Dualmatic or 100 feet of continuous cable. Cable is available in convenient 5-foot Dualmatic sections with self-feeding action for maximum flexibility and lower maintenance, or 1/2-inch-diameter certified music wire with genuine galvanized aircraft-wire inner core for longer life. It has a built-in slip clutch consisting of dual-fiber discs, providing overload protection for cable and cleaning tools. A cast aluminum inner drum and cable guide eliminates tangling in the drum. Its heavy-duty frame permits it to operate from either a 45-degree or horizontal position. A 1/3 hp motor delivers plenty of speed cleaning power. It is available with an optional two-wheel cart for easy transport, 10-inch-diameter wheels and an adjustable handle. It can be used to clean household drains, industrial waste lines, vents and downspouts from 1 1/4 to 3 inches in diameter. 800-833-1212;

4 // General Pipe Cleaners Power-Vee

General Pipe Cleaners’ Power-Vee drain cleaner with automatic feed makes clearing small drainlines fast and easy. The simplified feeding system gives plumbing, drain cleaning and maintenance pros an extra hand in tight places. Just squeeze the lever and cable feeds at up to 16 feet per minute. It easily unclogs sinks, tubs and laundry drains from 1 1/4 to 3 inches in diameter, up to 50 feet long. Its automatic feed quickly adjusts to Flexicore cable diameters from 1/4 to 3/8 inch without special tools. The compact unit features quick-change cable cartridges for fast cable changing or cleaning. The Dyna-Thrust bearing system helps extend tool life by reducing bearing wear. Flexicore cable offers superior kinking resistance and strength with the right amount of flexibility. 800-245-6200;

5 // Gorlitz Sewer & Drain Model GO 62HD Series

The Model GO 62HD Series machine from Gorlitz Sewer & Drain is a mirror image of the larger Model GO 68HD. Its smaller size, low profile and lighter weight make it suitable for getting into tight spaces or through narrow doorways and basements. It is available in a variety of reel and/or drum combinations. With a quick turn of an Allen wrench, the machine can be broken down into separate frame and reel components for easy transportation or adding an additional cable reel for extended reach. It includes a ball bearing 1/3 hp reversible motor and aluminum gearbox that develops approximately 100 pounds of torque and cleans sewer lines and drainlines from 2 to 4 inches in diameter up to 200 feet long. The machine comes equipped with a standard hollow-core 5/8-inch-diameter cable with slip-joint connectors. An electric foot switch is provided for safe operation of the machine. 877-446-7548;

6 // MyTana M224 High-Speed Flexible Shaft Cleaner

MyTana’s M224 High-Speed Flexible Shaft Cleaner quickly powers through blockages in 2- to 4-inch lines. It has a durable internal drive so the tech can have two-handed control of the cable and completely focus on the resistance coming from the blockage while starting or stopping the machine with the foot pedal. The SmartDrive electronic controller auto-adjusts the torque limit to the obstruction in the line. The flexible shaft cable is 75 feet long and has a slip-joint fitting so it can accept a variety of attachments. Quickly change sizes of cutting blades or attach specialized tools like the company’s one-piece chain-knocker sets. A universal whip allows the user to add a tool of their choice. Transporting is easy thanks to a luggage-style handle that telescopes to 43 inches, easy tilt and wide stance wheels. The quiet unit is powered by standard household current. 800-328-8170;

7 // 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 touchscreen monitor, full Windows operating system, two USB connections and recording software. 800-656-4225;

8 // 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;

Cleaning Nozzles

9 // Enz USA 37 mm Bulldog

The 37 mm Bulldog from Enz USA has been redesigned for low-flow jetter units. Operating as low as 5.5 gpm, this nozzle can aggressively remove tree roots, grease and hard deposits. It’s suitable for accessing mainline blockages from a 2-inch toilet roof vent and wall clean-out. The small size allows it to easily maneuver pipe bends. An integrated oil-free braking system results in low wear and tear operation, resulting in low upkeep and virtually maintenance-free operation. This nozzle can be used with both fresh and recycled water. Flow rates start at a range from 5.5 gpm, depending on the output of the jetter unit. It is available in 3/8- and 1/2-inch connecting threads. The cleaning pipe diameter range starts from 1.5- to 6-inch pipe. 877-369-8721;

10 // SewerProShop Blue Star

SewerProShop’s Blue Star sewer cleaning nozzles are manufactured with optimized 3D Hydro Mechanics by ISO DIN EN 9001-2008 certified manufacturers in Germany. This enables customers to increase productivity and lower operating costs by consuming less time, water and fuel in jetter trucks. The nozzles are neither bonded nor screwed together. Rather, the technology enhances the strength and reduces the chance of failure under pressure for greater safety and optimum performance because the nozzles are made in one piece. They utilize case-hardened steel, stainless steel and ceramic nozzle inserts, providing cleaning efficiency and durability. They can also be used with recycled water. 877-864-9394;

Grease Trap Maintenance

11 // Kuriyama of America Grease Bandit

The Grease Bandit from Kuriyama of America is designed for use with grease traps. It has a polymer liner specially designed to handle repeated exposure to grease without damage. Additionally, it has a highly durable, high-density polyethylene outer cover designed to handle the demands of being repeatedly dragged over rough surfaces, such as parking lots. It’s also crush resistant, meaning it will spring back to shape without kinking after being crushed. It has a corrugated cover, with an easy-slide helix for maneuverability, and is extremely lightweight, with a 30-foot hose length weighing 10 pounds. 847-755-0360;

High-Pressure Hose

12 // Transfer Oil ECOLOGY

Transfer Oil’s ECOLOGY line of jetter and mainline sewer cleaning hoses are offered in sizes from 3/16 to 1 1/2 inches and working pressures from 2,500 to 4,000 psi for the cleaning of residential, commercial and industrial sewer lines. They have a tough polyurethane jacket impregnated into braided reinforcement for high resistance to abrasion and fungal attack to increase longevity, while a smooth and seamless inner core increases water flow and reduces backpressure. All hoses have a compact and lightweight construction that allows for easier routing, less friction and increased total reel capacity, maximizing overall pump performance. All hoses are additionally color coded to industry standards as it applies to working pressures. 844-474-6737;

Hose Reel

13 // Hannay Reels H16-14-16 Portable Hose Reel

The H16-14-16 Portable Hose Reel from Hannay Reels is lightweight and suitable for residential and light commercial use in pipe cleaning, drain cleaning and high-pressure applications. Its easy-to-use carry handle and manual rewind make it suitable for use in hard-to-reach areas. Designed with a quality swivel joint, the reel can accommodate pressures up to 5,000 psi. It includes a tension brake, one twist tie to hold hose and all-steel construction. 877-467-3357;

Jet/Vac Combo Units

14 // Bucher Municipal North America CityFlex C40

The non-CDL CityFlex C40 combination sewer cleaning truck from Bucher Municipal North America is a compact combination unit solution optimized for the city and tight residential areas. It allows a crew to work with minimum obstruction to traffic. This compact solution is efficient as its larger counterparts but also more cost-effective and easier to maneuver in narrow spaces. It includes a 5-cubic-yard tank, 492-foot jetting hose reel, Jurop RV 360 vacuum pump, and an Uraca P3-10 33.5 gpm at 2,300 psi jetting pump. 704-658-1333;

15 // Super Products Camel Max Series

The versatile Camel Max Series combination sewer cleaner from Super Products comes in a variety of model configurations: 900 Dump, 1200 Dump, 1200 Eject and 1200 Wastewater Recycle. All three 1200 models come standard with a high-dump subframe, eliminating the need to back up a ramp for debris removal. The 1200 Eject model allows operators to have the only controlled way to dump safely into a 48-inch container without the need of additional containment products. The 1200 Wastewater Recycle model enables operators to clean sewers without the use of freshwater — capable of cleaning nearly 3,000 feet of sewer pipe per day and saving 60,000 gallons of water per week. Optional features offer increased performance capabilities, such as a hydroexcavation package that allows operators to jet, vacuum and excavate continuously, or a pusher axle that allows for increased legal payload. 800-837-9711;

16 // Vactor 2100i

The 2100i combo unit from Vactor has been updated to include improved operator ergonomics and more control of the machine from the operator station. Boom operation has also been improved in both speed and control, easing and reducing setup time. To help manage total cost of ownership service, reminders have been added to the machine as well as a winterization reminder. Nondestructive e-stops protect both the operator and the equipment and one-button operation allows for the simplest engagement process. The unit now includes an alarm and message in the cab if the operator attempts to move the truck with either the boom or body raised, further improving operator safety. 815-672-3171;

Portable Jetter

17 // Patriot Sewer Equipment & Repair 1776 Dolly Jetter Heavy Duty Edition

The 1776 Dolly Jetter Heavy Duty Edition from Patriot Sewer Equipment & Repair was designed to be very compact and easy to load and unload from a work vehicle. Equipped with a Briggs & Stratton 23 hp V-Twin engine, it weighs in at 350 pounds and generates 3,500 psi at 11 gpm. Standard features include 300 feet of 3/8-inch red Piranha jetter hose, a remote start and stop for a one-man operation, a portable 100-gallon water tank with auto-fill valve that allows you to have the volume of water needed to clean 4- to 6-inch pipelines with ease, flat-free nonmarking tires that are made of solid polyurethane foam, and an hour and battery gauge that helps keep track of the health of the battery and keep up with maintenance. 888-318-9888;

Push TV Camera Systems

18 // 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;

19 // Envirosight Verisight Pro+

Municipalities and contractors alike depend on Envirosight’s Verisight Pro+ to complete critical drain and lateral inspections quickly and accurately. Its stainless steel, 3X zoom camera captures up to 90 hours of color footage from pipes 2 inches in diameter and larger, regardless of material. It snakes through multiple bends for maximum range, and an integral tri-band sonde (33 kHz, 512 Hz, 640 Hz) works with almost any locator. The rugged welded-steel coiler comes with 130, 200 or 330 feet of pushrod. The entire system runs for six hours off internal rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, mains or vehicle power. Its controller displays real-time footage on an 8-inch LCD screen, and can operate all camera functions, generate custom text overlays with a full QWERTY keyboard, and easily off-load inspection footage by SD card or USB drive. 866-838-3763;

20 // EPL Solutions Gvision

The Gvision camera system from EPL Solutions offers a rugged, compact solution for inspecting pipelines 3 to 12 inches in diameter. Available with 200, 300 or 400 feet of pushrod, the reel has a stiff yet flexible fiberglass cable that is optimized for farther pushes through turns and bends. The color camera is self-leveling and includes a powerful, convenient, always-on 512 Hz transmitter for quick and precise area determination. The antiglare LCD monitor delivers a clear, crisp picture even in direct sunlight. To record video inspections, connect a USB storage device directly into the USB port. The DVR outputs HD-quality videos, which can be stored and shared from a mobile device. 714-453-9760;

21 // 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;

22 // Hathorn Inspection Cameras H12 

The H12 control module from Hathorn Inspection Cameras is equipped with a bright 12.1-inch VividHD LCD screen. It is powered by 18V Milwaukee (or equivalent) batteries, and available with PipeStream Wi-Fi technology, which allows the user to directly stream the video inspection to up to four devices at the same time (Apple or Android). This system also comes with a full keyboard, eight pages of text overlay, dimmable light control, record/pause to USB, and sonde control. It is usable in any light condition (including direct sunshine), providing HD picture quality, high contrast and 8X digital pan and zoom technology. Command modules are paired with Hathorn Standard reels which offer nine camera heads (straight view and self-leveling), five different reel sizes, five different rod sizes, and lengths from 100 to 500 feet. 866-428-4676;

23 // INSPECTORCAMERAS.COM Scout 3-Pro Red 35

The Scout 3-Pro Red 35, distributed by INSPECTORCAMERAS.COM, is a rugged yet compact sewer inspection camera that is easy to use and supplied with a 1-inch, self-leveling color camera head. This camera also has a 512 Hz Sonde transmitter, distance/foot counter, time and date stamp, on-screen text writing capability, and MP4 color video recording with snapshot picture function. The 115-foot heavy-duty pushrod cable provides a blend of flexibility and stiffness to allow use in a variety of pipes and conditions. The camera controls are fully self-contained inside an easily removable control case for confined or restricted spaces. 603-267-0400;

24 // Milwaukee Tool M18 Pipeline Inspection System

The M18 Pipeline Inspection System from Milwaukee Tool is built around the M18 500 GB Control Hub. The hub powers both the 120- and 200-foot pipeline inspection reels and can easily be swapped between them. Both reels feature a 1080p HD self-leveling camera head and a push cable built to withstand the harsh conditions when navigating through cast iron, clay and PVC pipes. Technicians can digitally zoom and pan up to 4X, making it easier to focus on the point of interest. View, record, edit and share videos from the wireless monitor or the Milwaukee Pipeline Inspection app on a mobile device. The integrated ONE-KEY technology provides the ability to track the tool’s location, manage it in inventory and lock out the tool if it is ever lost or stolen. 800-729-3878;

25 // RIDGID SeeSnake Compact C40 with CS6x Versa Camera System

The RIDGID SeeSnake Compact C40 with CS6x Versa Camera System features a 25 mm self-leveling camera head and 131 feet of flexible push cable that is suitable for small/restricted branch lines with tight turns and shorter runs in main laterals. It includes a high dynamic range image sensor, Tiltsense inclinometer and integrated TruSense technology. Its quick-release docking system makes it suitable for pairing with the CS6x Versa digital reporting monitor. An ergonomic, all-in-one solution for capturing media, the monitor has a 5.7-inch daylight-viewable display that provides a crisp, clear in-pipe image. It offers multiple mounting positions with an adjustable kickstand to suit job site conditions and can be tilted to the desired viewing angle while docked or removed for convenient placement. 800-474-3443;

26 // Vivax-Metrotech vCam-6

The vCam-6 HD inspection system from Vivax-Metrotech includes features such as text writer, voiceover, 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;

27 // WinCan Web Flex

WinCan Web Flex brings the full power of WinCan VX into the cloud, making it accessible from anywhere on any device. Building on the foundation of WinCan Web, Web Flex gives operators increased flexibility to create projects, code defects, score inspections and create custom deliverables directly from any connected laptop, phone or tablet. It’s a link between the office and the field, allowing for more effective remote workflows and more productive inspections. It is also a gateway to WinCan artificial intelligence via Sewermatics. Field teams can focus on collection and limit time on roadways as the Sewermatics’ AI-powered coding team processes the footage in the Web Flex media bucket. Paired with Sewermatics and WinCan VX, Web Flex ties the WinCan ecosystem together, creating a comprehensive inspection solution designed to get jobs done quickly and safely. 877-626-8386;

Truck/Trailer Jetters

28 // American Jetter 51T Series 4020

The 51T Series 4020 trailer jet from American Jetter offers 40 gpm at 2,200 psi. Consistent power is provided by dual Kohler electronic fuel injection gasoline engines creating 76 hp, saving up to 20% fuel, while avoiding problems associated with carburetor engines. Low water shut-off prevents pump damage if the optional 600- to 800-gallon tanks run low. The main reel holds up to 800 feet of 3/4-inch hose, and speed control allows for precise cleaning in both directions. A long-range wireless remote option allows for water ON/OFF, engine shutdown and hose reel control. The heavy-duty square tubing trailer offers standard electric brakes on both axles. 866-944-3569;

29 // 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;

30 // Easy Kleen Pressure Systems Groundhog Jetter

The Groundhog Jetter from Easy Kleen Pressure Systems is designed to blast through clogged pipes with a 35 hp Vanguard engine providing 12 gpm at 3,500 psi. It is compact and can be transported in a pickup truck or van, with trailer options available. It includes a fully welded, powder-coated 2-inch steel tube frame, drilled and tapped, which houses the 200-gallon water tank. It comes with an accessible breather and 10-gallon fuel tank, General Pump with gearbox drive, 12-volt-powered hose reel with 300 feet of 3/8-inch jetter hose, hose guides, a super swivel and foot-pedal control, emergency shut-off valve and hour meter. Optional remote features include hose reel-in, motor off/speed control and pressure on/off. 800-315-5533;

31 // GapVax G7 Jetter  

The G7 Jetter from GapVax is built on a heavy-duty, contractor grade NATM-certified trailer. Several engine choices, including Cummins diesel, are certified and sized appropriately for the water pump combinations. The unit’s hose reel is hydraulically powered with a direct-drive gearbox and variable-speed control. The hose reel offers a 3-foot (curbside) articulation from center of bearing, 180-degree rotation and a capacity of 800 feet of 3/4-inch jetter hose. The polyethylene plastic water tank is available in 300-, 500-, 600- or 700-gallon capacities. The water pump is center-fed for optimum performance. The controller is interlocked with safety features that will show low fuel levels and low water, and is capable of a complete engine shutdown in an emergency. 888-442-7829;

32 // HotJet USA Drain Line Cleaning Business Package

The HotJet USA Drain Line Cleaning Business Package features the HotJet II jetter that offers 10 gpm at 4,000 psi with a 35 hp Vanguard engine (made by Toyota). Including everything needed to clean drains from 2 to 12 inches with hot or cold water, the package comes with a choice of a handheld or roll-around electric jetter, inspection camera and locator. This package also includes safety and operational training at the company’s facility in Salt Lake City. A cold-water drainline cleaning business package is also available. Customized vacuum/jetter combo units and jetting equipment build-outs for trailers, skids, trucks and van installs are also available. 800-624-8186;

33 // Jetters Northwest Eagle-200/4010 Mid-Size Trailer-Jetter

The Eagle-200/4010 Mid-Size Trailer-Jetter from Jetters Northwest produces 10 gpm, 4,000 psi performance. It is an up-rated version of the previous 4009 (9 gpm) model. Like the Eagle-200/3012 model (12 gpm and 3,000 psi) the 4010 comes with a Kawasaki 31 hp fuel-injected/liquid-cooled engine, on an industrial-duty trailer with brakes for safety and a beefy A-frame tongue allowing it to be towed when full of water. Flat-top fenders allow for additional mounting surface and standard aluminum wheels give a sharp appearance. The 4010 and the 3012 models both feature a Super-Duty Triplex UDOR U.S.A. pump, 12-volt powered hose-reel (with adjustable reel speed), 200-gallon water tank, large 60-inch lockable tool storage bin, 400-foot 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. A wireless remote control is a popular optional upgrade. 877-901-1936;

34 // Vac-Con VJ Series

The VJ Series of jetters from Vac-Con is designed to provide operators with an economical, portable and powerful system in two configurations. The VJ375 offers a 375-gallon water capacity on a single-axle trailer. The VJ750 boasts 750-gallon water capacity on a tandem-axle trailer. Standard features include Tier 4 diesel engine, cold-weather recirculation and air purge system, hydraulically driven hose reel and a reel-mounted, weatherproof electronic control panel. Units are available in multiple water pump pressure and flow configurations. Optional features include gas engine, wireless remote and an antifreeze tank system for cold-weather use. 904-284-4200;

35 // Vacall AllJet

Vacall’s AllJet truck-mounted jetter is an easy-to-operate, efficient sewer root maintenance machine. The hydraulically powered triplex plunger water pump is capable of 87 gpm at 2,000 psi with other power options available. The hose reel telescopes out 54 inches from a retracted position and swivels 200 degrees to properly direct the 600-foot jetting hose. It uses a single-engine PTO design, and a 1,600-gallon UV-resistant polyethylene water tank. Operator-friendly features include four locking aluminum tool storage cabinets, a rear-view camera, roll-up doors and a washdown system, with options including LED lighting packages, an extendable rear canopy and a heating and insulation package inside the all-aluminum rear compartment. 800-382-8302; 


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