Product Focus: Business Diversification — Septic Pumping, Plumbing

Product Focus: Business Diversification — Septic Pumping, Plumbing

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Cable Drain Cleaning Machines

Duracable DM30

The DM30 cable drain cleaning machine from Duracable can be used in a variety of situations. Suited for 2- to 6-inch lines in residential and light commercial settings, the durable machine provides flexibility with cable diameter and length. Machine packages come with 100 feet of DuraFlex 5/8-inch hollow-core cable, and it is easy to swap between 19- and 21-inch reels. It is a midrange sled-style drain machine, powered by a 1/2 hp 200 rpm motor and onboard power cable feed and return. Getting it on site is no problem with its telescoping handle and wide wheels, which give it extra ground clearance and mobility to fit through a narrow 26-inch doorway. 800-247-4081;

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-person 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 transport, storage and use in crawl spaces. Its carry handle allows for balance and easy transport. 800-833-1212;

EPL Solutions SpeedCut

EPL Solutions designed the SpeedCut high-speed chain cutter to be a compact, lightweight machine that can reach tight spots while retaining power for tough jobs. It is narrow enough to fit through standard doorways and light enough to be maneuvered and operated by one person. Additional features include an anti-flip SpeedShaft cable designed specifically for drain cleaning, descaling and prepping 2- to 6-inch-diameter pipe for trenchless coating and lining. With its compact design, EPL Solutions uses a clutchless motor that allows the cable to rotate at higher speeds than many other available chain cutters. It only requires a 110-volt, 15-amp outlet for power, so a separate generator is not needed for jobs where electricity is available. The DC motor provides high torque and up to 3,200 rpm at less than 15 amps. It has been tested to run through harsh conditions, and it features variable-speed controls so operators can match the right speed for the job at hand. 714-453-9760;

Gorlitz Sewer & Drain Model GO 68HD

The Model GO 68HD heavy-duty electric drain cleaning machine from Gorlitz Sewer & Drain is available in two different versions, either with an open steel reel or enclosed polyethylene drum, and it can be outfitted with an optional power feeder. Standard configuration is 150 feet of 11/16-inch hollow-core cable, which should reach most blockages with a single reel. Overall weight of the machine is 185 pounds. Adding a loading ramp and electric winch to any vehicle makes transportation quick and simple. It is designed to clean pipes 3 to 8 inches in diameter. 877-446-7548;

Milwaukee Tool M18 FUEL Sewer Sectional Machine

Milwaukee Tool’s M18 FUEL Sewer Sectional Machine with CABLE DRIVE Automatic Feed and Retract has the power to clear tough blockages in 2- to 8-inch sewer lateral lines. The POWERSTATE Brushless Motor and REDLINK PLUS Intelligence delivers the power to clear roots up to 200 feet out, providing full power at the maximum capacity of the machine. The sewer cable machine features the CABLE DRIVE Automatic Feed and Retract system. This system reduces user fatigue by eliminating the need to manually pull back the heavy cable from the pipes. An enclosed cable carrier ensures the best protection and mess containment during transportation and can be stacked for easier storage. The sewer sectional is compatible with ONE-KEY, so it can be wirelessly tracked, managed and secured. 800-728-3878;

Plumbing Products

Bradford White Water Heaters AeroTherm Series

With 50-, 65- and 80-gallon capacity units available, the Bradford White Water Heaters Energy Star-certified AeroTherm Series offers value, efficiency and versatility. They are easy to install and maintain and feature an integrated smart control panel plus five operating modes (heat pump, hybrid, hybrid plus, electric and vacation). Units are fully compliant with California’s Title 24 energy-efficiency standards and are eligible for many local and state utility rebates throughout North America. The series includes Vitraglas lining, an enamel formula that provides superior tank protection from the corrosive effects of hot water. 800-523-2931;

Cherne Clog-Buster Drain Flusher

The Cherne Clog-Buster Drain Flusher unclogs drain pipes in seconds and can attach to a standard 3/4-inch garden hose fitting. Users can remove the aerator from the spigot of the faucet and attach the faucet adapter. When connected to a water source, it will pressurize the seal and deliver a blast of water to free a clog. This will help keep drainlines clean and clear of debris so water can flow freely. While using this product, insert the clog buster as far as possible into the drain and slowly turn on the cold water. This should almost immediately lead to the clog dislodging. The drain flusher also eliminates the need for using chemicals. It is available in three variations of sizes, ranging from 1-2 inch to 4-6 inch. 800-843-7584;

Oatey Hercules Septic-Flow

Oatey’s Hercules Septic-Flow is a concentrated liquid 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 is not 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 containers 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 growth characteristics that 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 and carry-through of specialized bacteria to better maintain a clean and proper flow in the drainage beds. Regular use allows for growth of sulfide-producing bacteria that slows the bacterial digestive process. 800-321-9532;

RIDGID Pipe Patching System

The RIDGID Pipe Patching System is an all-inclusive, start-to-finish solution for faster and simpler trenchless repairs. The versatile system can perform up to 6-foot fiberglass repairs in 2- to 6-inch pipe in straight sections, bends, transitions and P-traps. Easy to add on starter systems include all the basic equipment needed to begin pipe patching while patch kits include all required consumables for a single patch. The entire process can be completed in two hours or less, offers a fast return on investment and is easy to learn. Pipe patching is an efficient, durable repair solution that saves time and labor, while also providing minimal disturbance to landscaping and business productivity making it ideal for residential, commercial and industrial markets. 800-474-3443;

Portable Jetters

General Pipe Cleaners JM-1000 Mini-Jet

The combination of General Pipe Cleaners’ portable JM-1000 Mini-Jet and high-performance stainless steel braid jet hose offers drain cleaning power in a small package. The jetter is available with stainless steel braid hoses with Teflon core in a variety of lengths. The durable hose also works well with the JM-1450 electric jet. It can be used to clear grease, sand and ice from small lines, sinks, and laundry drains with high-pressure, wall-to-wall water spray. It packs 1,500 psi of cleaning power in a compact package, yet weighs only 23 pounds. Its rugged diamond-plate metal case safely shields the pump and motor assembly from common job site abuse. The stainless steel braid hose design smoothly slides the jet nozzle down 1 1/2- to 3-inch drainlines and more easily navigates tight bends. The 3/16-inch Teflon core also reduces flow resistance, further improving small-line cleaning power. 800-245-6200;

JETTERS NORTHWEST Drain Invader & Drain Invader-X  

The Drain Invader & Drain Invader-X from JETTERS NORTHWEST are handy and lightweight 115-volt electric jetters for cleaning small septic lines and indoor/outdoor drains up to 3 inches. They are very compact (about the size of a hand-carry generator) and easy to carry at only 18 pounds. The original Drain Invader is capable of 2,050 psi and 1.4 gpm and runs off a typical 15-amp outlet. The Drain Invader-X has a beefier and quieter brushless induction motor for up to 2,300 psi and 1.5 gpm and is 12 pounds heavier. The motor/pump only runs when the jetting valve is open; just close the valve to stop jetting, and the motor turns off. Open the valve and the jetter re-starts. Jetting hose size options include 50 feet of  1/8-inch poly hose, or UltraFlex 3/16-inch stainless steel jetting hose in 25-, 50-, 75- or 100-foot lengths (with an optional reel). They include three jetting-nozzles (a 1/8-inch Penetrator, Flusher and P-Trap Knucklehead) with a Pelican case, jetting on/off valve, pressure-wash kit with wand/hose/nozzles, a 25-foot power cord with GFI plug, two faucet adapters, and the ability to snap-connect onto an included 2-wheel mobile cart with built-in hose hanger. An optional snap-connect Wall-Mount Kit is available. 877-901-1936;

MyTana MV84 

The MV84 jetter from MyTana efficiently cleans and clears 3- to 10-inch lines. It has a robust 800 cc Honda engine that lets the super-duty triplex pump deliver 8 gpm at 4,000 psi. With a dual-cart design and remote throttle control, it lets you jet indoors or access hard-to-reach clean-outs. The jetter cart houses the engine, super-duty triplex pump and supply buffer tank. A separate hose cart is connected with a 50-foot jumper hose and has ball valve flow control. It comes fully equipped with 250 feet of 3/8-inch jetter hose. Attach a specialty nozzle and take on roots. It is easy to load, maneuver, maintain and use. 800-328-8170;

Push TV Camera Systems

CUES flexiprobe C540c

The flexiprobe C540c portable pipeline inspection system from CUES simplifies operations by automatically creating a survey report, allowing you to concentrate on your inspection tasks. Share your reports quickly and easily via email or the Dropbox file sharing service. Systems consist of six reel configurations with two different cameras to choose from rated for withstanding water pressure of approximately 160 psi or over 300 feet underwater. Each system serves unique applications and a majority of inspection needs within the sewer industry today, from 1 1/2- up to 12-inch pipe. The system is managed by a powerful and intuitive controller with a quick boot-up, an intuitive user interface and a high-definition 10.1-inch TFT display. 800-327-7791;

Envirosight Verisight Pro+ 

Envirosight’s Verisight Pro+ smart push camera can be used to complete drain, lateral and cleanout inspections quickly and accurately. The stainless steel self-leveling camera captures up to 90 hours of color footage from pipes 2 inches in diameter and larger, regardless of material. It can snake through multiple bends for maximum range, and its 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 6 hours off internal rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, or off mains or vehicle power. Its controller offers an 8-inch LCD screen that displays footage in real time and a full QWERTY keyboard for recording observations. Easily navigate and review recorded inspections using the thumbnail gallery, then transfer them via SD card or USB drive. 866-838-3763;

Enz USA Camera Nozzle

The Enz USA Camera Nozzle has a modular design that allows universal use with all nozzle types, such as the eBomb or the eBulldog, and thus guarantees streak-free all-around cleaning in every application. The HD-ready resolution and 12 high-power LEDs deliver high-resolution video footage for quality control, documentation and preliminary inspection. Data management is fully integrated into the system through the Wi-Fi interface and connection to the Enz Cloud. All manholes and channels are automatically mapped on Google Maps with the videos. The nozzle, which is simple, fast and robust, increases productivity without any negative impact on the cleaning performance or quality. 877-369-8721;

Hathorn Inspection Cameras H12+ Command Module

The H12+ Command Module from Hathorn Inspection Cameras comes equipped with a bright, daylight-readable 12-inch screen. Available with Wi-Fi or standard, it provides stunning picture quality, high contrast and 8X digital pan-and-zoom technology. It has menus in three languages (English, French and Spanish), compatibility with all Hathorn reels from 100 to 500 feet, an information bar with text overlay options, two sonde frequencies (512 and 640 Hz) and a large amount of file storage. It comes standard with a 128 GB hard drive which is upgradeable to 512 GB, allowing the user to save MPG videos and JPG screenshots to either the HDD or to a USB stick. Powered by 18V Milwaukee (or equivalent) batteries, it will run up to 4 hours on a single charge. Batteries are sold separately. 866-428-4676;

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. 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;

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 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;

SECON Extreme Series

Extreme Series cordless sewer mainline cameras from SECON come with two 20-volt DeWALT batteries and a charging station (Milwaukee upgrade available). An 18-volt power supply is included for plug-in operation. They have a Wi-Fi connection to view inspections in real time on personal smart devices as well as an SD card recorder (SD card included). 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 3- to 12-inch pipe. 702-527-5100;

Subsite Electronics Push Camera 

When a transporter isn’t an option because of pipe size or limited access, the Subsite Electronics Push Camera allows operators to complete inspections in the most challenging conditions. Ideal for pipes from 1.5 to 12 inches, it uses single conductor technology with a rigid 1/4-inch fiber pushrod covered with a durable Hytrel jacketing that allows operators to inspect up to 500 feet down the line. Additionally, the 1/4-inch-diameter single conductor cable provides added strength without weight concerns, allowing operators to complete significantly longer inspections without the cable getting twisted or warped. The 1545 camera with an in-line 512Hz beacon allows the operator to easily locate damage and blockage in the pipe. The camera is controlled by a 1575 controller, which features a rugged, durable and reliable enclosure, enabling operators to inspect pipe in the toughest environmental conditions. 800-846-2713;

Vivax-Metrotech vCamMX-2

The vCamMX-2 from Vivax-Metrotech is a portable all-in-one camera to inspect pipes between 1 1/2 and 4 inches. The control module’s 8-inch daylight-viewable LCD screen shows the distance of deployed pushrod as well as the current time and date. Recordings are made in MP4 video and pictures in JPEG format directly to a USB thumb drive, then instantly backed up to an SD card. The internal microphone allows audio commentary over recorded video. The pushrod is traceable with the use of an external locator transmitter and is available in 100 or 150 feet. The 512 Hz frequency sonde is standard equipment. It comes with two interchangeable camera heads. The smaller D18-MX camera is fixed position and 0.70 inch in diameter, and the D26-MX is self-leveling and 1 inch in diameter. 800-446-3392;

Truck/Trailer Jetters

American Jetter 58 Series Inferno Burner Hot Jetter

The 58 Series Inferno Burner Hot Jetter from American Jetter offers up to 67% more efficient heat over traditional burners, according to the maker. This fuel-saving hot water system provides power for grease cutting and deicing, utilizing a 38 hp EFI Kohler gasoline engine with flows up to 20 gpm and pressure to 5,000 psi. The rear speed control reel provides precise cleaning speeds and easy access to the jet hose with the included hose guide. Low-water shut-off stops the engine if the 220-gallon tank runs low. The optional 1-mile open range wireless remote has water ON/OFF, engine shutdown and hose reel control. The heavy-duty square tubing trailer has a 2-inch ball coupler and standard electric brakes. 866-944-3569;

Cam Spray STB3012H

The 3,000 psi STB3012H trailer-mounted drain jetter from Cam Spray includes a Honda 800 cc EFI gasoline engine with oil alert and hour meter, powering a gearbox-driven plunger pump with ceramic plungers, stainless steel valves, pressure gauge and 80-mesh water filter. The pump is protected by an unloader valve and secondary pop-off. The jetter has a power pulse feature for navigating longer runs and elbows. A DC-powered reel with jet hose has 2-1 clutch for perfect retraction speed and a foot switch for hands-free operation. The industrial coated trailer has 15-inch aluminum wheels, a 5,000-pound axle, electric brakes, 2-inch ball hitch, retractable tongue, rear-mounted lockable tool storage boxes, and a 50-foot washdown hose with pressure wash gun and nozzle. A safety strobe light, tiger tail, bullet and milling nozzle with storage box and tip cleaner, toolbox, safety vest, gloves, backflow preventer and safety glasses are included. 800-648-5011;

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 gallons. 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;

Hi-Vac O’Brien 7000 Series Hydro Jetters

Hi-Vac O’Brien 7000 Series Hydro Jetters feature a robust frame and a 190-degree rotating hose reel, ensuring convenient access regardless of the trailer’s parking orientation. The Tier 3 Kohler Diesel Engine stands out for its quiet operation, enhanced torque and extended lifespan. They include a durable and high-capacity rotomolded polyethylene 700-gallon water tank. With flow rates from 18 to 65 gpm and pressures up to 4,000 psi, these jetters excel in tackling tough lateral lines and culvert cleaning projects. The extended jetting capability on a single tank, powerful engine-pump combinations and resilient construction benefit municipalities, industrial site operators and contractors. 800-752-2400;

HotJet USA turbo diesel trailer jetter

HotJet USA is offering a turbo diesel-powered trailer jetter powered by Yanmar. It features 59 hp of power with true 20 gpm at 4,000 psi output in a compact, affordable package, offering 10% more power than regular 18 gpm units. Yanmar-powered units are Tier 4 compliant, are fuel-efficient and use an XL Radiator. The engines are water cooled for maximum efficiency and are easily maintained by a network of service centers nationwide. The jetters may be mounted on 5-by-12 to 5-by-16-foot decks with a choice of single or tandem axle. They are available in cold or hot/cold operation and will clean up to 24-inch drainlines. 800-624-8186;

Mongoose Jetters by Sewer Equipment Model 184

The Mongoose Jetters by Sewer Equipment Model 184 comes with a 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, remote access locations, mainlines up to 12 inches in diameter, 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-person operation. It is also available as a van pack or truck-mounted unit. 815-835-5566;

Spartan Tool Warrior

With fiberglass casing to protect and silence the entire machine, Spartan Tool’s Warrior trailer jetter provides 4,000 psi at 18 gpm to clear almost any line, according to the manufacturer. The 180-degree pivoting hose reel and optional four-function remote control allow technicians to handle the tightest spots. With pulsation and a full antifreeze system, it is designed to remove tough clogs in any weather. Its design includes room to customize it with a company logo and colors, and it provides a 300-gallon towing capacity. 800-435-3866;

Super Products SuperJet

The SuperJet truck-mounted jetter from Super Products is used to blast debris to clear blockages and maintain sewer lines when vacuuming extraction is not required. It uses a strong and smooth single-piston water pump to create consistently high water pressure. Units come standard with rotationally molded polyethylene water tanks in a modular design to accommodate water capacities ranging from 1,080 to 3,240 gallons. They offer standard curbside and street-side fill. The hose reel has 1,000 feet of 1-inch-diameter sewer hose, 200-degree rotation and a digital monitor. This allows operators to work efficiently while positioned out of traffic and away from other hazards. The monitor displays a hose footage count, offers 20 saved settings for hose reel payout and is designed with LED panel lights to enable readability in a variety of environments. 800-837-9711;

Vac-Con VJ Series

The VJ Series of jetters from Vac-Con are 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, while the VJ750 offers 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;

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;

Vactor Ramjet

The newest model Ramjet from Vactor provides greater precision, increased storage options and superior cold weather protection, making jobs safer, easier and more efficient for the operator. IntuiTouch controls provide greater precision and enhanced productivity. Improved water plumbing adds even more storage options. It includes an IntuiTouch control system with one-touch activation, low-maintenance Jet Rodder water pump, Park-N-Clean technology for faster setup at the job site, a Modul-Flex design for maximum capacities and optimum weight distribution, a stainless steel water tank that offers greater strength and corrosion protection, and superior cold weather operation that includes separate storage for wet and dry items. 815-672-3171;

Vacuum Truck/Pump/Accessory

Cat Pumps Model 7CP6165CSG1 

The Cat Pumps Model 7CP6165CSG1 is ideal for demanding sewer jetting applications. With a performance rating of 8 gpm at 3,500 psi, the combination of high performance, compact footprint and proven longevity helps jetters cut through the most challenging jobs. It converts to a jetting pump by adding a pulsator assembly, which eliminates the danger of deadheading the pump, prolonging the life of the seals and reducing unplanned downtime. A convenient handle allows for a quick changeover from cleaning to jetting modes. It uses an industrial-duty gearbox that attaches directly to 1- or 1 1/8-inch 3,265 rpm gas engines. The gearbox allows for a smaller footprint and features hardened steel helical gears for smooth, quiet operation. The sealed housing provides independent gear lubrication, resulting in thousands of trouble-free hours. 763-780-5440;


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