Sewer Jetter Tech

What Pressure Washer Should I Buy?
By January 29, 2014 Read More →

What Pressure Washer Should I Buy?

Prospective sewer jetter users sometimes ask what pressure washer works best for cleaning drains. While developing and testing the Clog Hog pressure washer sewer jetters we learned a few interesting details from pressure washer service mechanics. Typical residential-grade pressure washers you can buy for under $500 have pumps with a life expectancy of a few […]

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Cleaning a Sewer Jetter Nozzle
By November 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Cleaning a Sewer Jetter Nozzle

Even if you take care to keep dirt away from your drain cleaner and spray wand coupling ends before you connect them together, over many uses the sediments and mineral deposits in your water can create build-up in the jet nozzle orifices. If this happens you may notice your pressure washer start to unload intermittently […]

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How Sewer Jetting Can Fail
By November 11, 2013 Read More →

How Sewer Jetting Can Fail

Thanks to our 100% satisfaction warranty for do-it-yourself users, if a customer is unhappy with their Clog Hog sewer jetter we’re likely to hear about it. The good news is that only a very small percentage of Clog Hog products are ever returned for a refund. It’s rare for owners of gas-powered pressure washers to […]

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How Long Does a Jetter Nozzle Last?
By November 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

How Long Does a Jetter Nozzle Last?

If you’re new to sewer jetting you might wonder how long a sewer jetter nozzle can be expected to last. Knowing this information can help you plan the purchase of a spare. The good news is that high-quality sewer jetter nozzles, including the nozzles found on Clog Hog drain cleaners, tend to wear out gradually […]

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Your Pressure Washer Pump
By October 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Your Pressure Washer Pump

Your pressure washer is different from most other water pumps because it’s a positive displacement pump, designed to produce the same flow each time its drive shaft rotates. You can change the discharge pressure of your pressure washer but not the flow, for reasons we’ll explain below. To understand how a pressure washer pump works, consider […]

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Choosing the Right Jetter Hose
By October 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Choosing the Right Jetter Hose

When building a sewer jetter there’s a tradeoff between using a lightweight, small-diameter hose that’s flexible enough to move easily through clogged drains, and a larger hose that’s costlier, less flexible, and can be more difficult to feed through a sewer line. While small-diameter jetter hoses have their advantages, there’s a big performance penalty – […]

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Choosing the Right Nozzle
By September 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Choosing the Right Nozzle

The relationship between pressure drop (PSI) through a sewer jetter nozzle, flow (GPM) and orifice size (Nozzle #) can be expressed as: However, if you rely on this formula alone when designing a sewer jetter you can overload your pressure washer or pump. That’s because the formula doesn’t account for pressure buildup in the jetting […]

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Pressure Drop In a Jetter Hose
By September 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Pressure Drop In a Jetter Hose

In our article about choosing the right sewer jetter hose, we talked about how the diameter of your jetter hose can have a big impact on the effort needed to clean a drain. Larger diameter hoses are less flexible and move less easily through dirty sewer pipes. Too small a diameter can overload your pressure […]

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New, Low-Cost Gas Pressure Washers
By September 1, 2013 Read More →

New, Low-Cost Gas Pressure Washers

For months now we’ve heard that a new category of budget-friendly, sub- $200 gas-powered pressure washers is on its way. Today we spotted this new, $199 gas pressure washer at a local warehouse club. This unit costs about 1/3 less than any gas model we’ve seen in the past. Rated to deliver 2.1 GPM  at […]

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