Differences Between a Mechanical Drain Cleaner and a Sewer Jetter
By December 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Differences Between a Mechanical Drain Cleaner and a Sewer Jetter

To clean a clogged sewer drain you’ve got a choice of using  either a mechanical drain cleaner or a sewer jetter attachment for your pressure washer. A mechanical drain cleaner has these advantages: Readily available: mechanical drain cleaners are commonly found at neighborhood tool rental stores. Large object removal: in the hands of a skilled […]

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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 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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Freeing a Stuck Sewer Jetter
By October 21, 2013 Read More →

Freeing a Stuck Sewer Jetter

A customer recently contacted us after his sewer jetter became stuck in a drain. He was using the jetter to try and solve a problem that reoccurred many times in one part of his home. On rare occasions we’ve known sewer jetters to get stuck if the drain line has significant structural issues – for […]

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Should I Build a Sewer Jetter, or Buy a Manufactured One?
By October 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Should I Build a Sewer Jetter, or Buy a Manufactured One?

If you enjoy do-it-yourself projects you could find great satisfaction in building a powerful, time-saving sewer jetter with your own hands. The parts to build a good quality sewer jetter are available online, as we’ll show in this article. You’ll also find articles to help you choose the right components in the Sewer Jet Tech […]

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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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Open For Business
By October 5, 2009 Read More →

Open For Business

Today is the grand opening of the Sewer Jet Gazette blog. A special thanks to all of the helpful folks who make Clog Hog products. Their advice and fact checking guides the contents of this site.

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