Category Archives: Water Jets

Tackle Tough Holiday Grease Clogs with a Water Jet

Q. The holidays are about family and good food. However, drain cleaning proffesionals know that all that great holiday cooking inevitably leads to major grease clogs. So, what is the best drain cleaning tool for clearing lines fast and getting … Continue reading

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Compact, Lightweight Mini-Jet Saves Contractor Time, Trouble & Money

“The compact size makes it great for one-man operation – and it’s perfect for much of the work I do!” That’s Craig Casteen on the compact, lightweight JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ from General Pipe Cleaners. Owner of Casteen Plumbing & Repair in … Continue reading

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Small is the Next Big Thing: Part Two

High-pressure water jetters come in all shapes and sizes.  There are massive trailer jetters with huge water tanks that blast out 4,000 pounds per-square-inch of pressure at 18 gallons-a-minute flow. There are gasoline-powered portable units that attempt to suck your … Continue reading

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Water Jet Accessories: Types of Nozzles

When it comes to clearing clogs with a water jet, there’s a nozzle for every job. Some nozzles are designed with maximum penetrating power, some are designed to pressure wash pipe walls and others are designed to handle tight bends. … Continue reading

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Conquer Tough Grease Stoppages with Water Power

For tough blockages that can’t be cleared with a cable drain cleaning machine, water jetters can save the day. In the past, cable machines were the only option available. They do a great job of cutting roots and debris, as … Continue reading

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6 Tools to Get the Job Done Right and Turn Big Profits

Choosing the right tool for the job will clear the line faster and reduce your maintenance expenses caused by using the wrong tool at the wrong time, making your job easier and profits bigger. By taking the time to answer … Continue reading

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Clearing Ice Clogs with Water Jets

Q. Last winter, we had to deal with a bunch of frozen stacks and waste lines, not to mention the usual frozen water lines. I used a torch for the frozen water lines, but what about the frozen stacks? A. … Continue reading

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Pipes, Drains and Cold Weather

The cold weather months are upon us, and while that tends to have heating professionals running from jobsite to jobsite, plumbers know the plight of pipes once the snow begins to fall, and that heating systems are not the only … Continue reading

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Water Jets vs. Cable Machines: What’s the Difference?

Since the introduction of water jets more than 25 years ago, drain cleaning professionals have pondered this question – do high pressure water jets replace cable drain cleaners? The answer is yes and no. Traditional cable drain cleaners do a … Continue reading

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Trouble Shooting Water Jets

Water jets are a great way to clear grease clogged lines. If your jet is no longer doing maintaining pressure, follow these trouble shooting tips to get it back on the right track: Make sure you have enough water. The … Continue reading

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