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Old 03-15-2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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Hydro Jetting and flexible couplers


I have never seen any discussion of possible damage to flexible couplings (fernco, etc) from hydro-jetting. It is pretty common to use these couplings to join cast iron/abs/pvc/clay sewer lines. Depending on what is being joined there may be only a 1/4" gap of exposed coupler or it may be much more if there is a size difference. If a high pressure water jet can cut roots, is there a risk of damaging a flexible coupling?
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Yes, there is.
When I used to run a jetter occasionally, I used a camera also so I could see exactly where my root head was.
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Jetter can cause lots of damage if not used properly, down here have a a bunch of morons pretending to know plumbing and drain cleaning destroying homes pipes our local Roto rooter is number one in giving any shulp a jetter an turning them loose.
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I spoke with someone at Fernco. He said that they have many thousands of installed couplings, and that hydro-jetting has not shown to pose any significant problems as long as you don't linger right on the coupling. Common sense would suggest that extreme pressures or special attachments such as flails or root cutters would require extra care.
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Anytime you see a gap in a fernco type coupling connection your asking for trouble never mind the jetting.
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