[MUSIC PLAYING] General Pipe Cleaners Jet-Set
Water Jets are the ideal tools for cleaning grease, sludge,
sand, and ice from clogged drain lines. They use a stream of high
pressure water that hits the stoppage and flushes it away. The thrust of the jet nozzle
drives the hose down the line and gives you wall to wall
cleaning action. This video provides a general
overview of the operating instructions and safety
procedures for using General’s water jet drain cleaners. Disregarding any of the safety
procedures can result in serious personal injury or
damage to the equipment. This video does not include a
complete list of all of the recommended safety procedures,
and does not provide specific instructions for every
application. Before you start, remember the
following safety instructions. Be sure to wear safety goggles
to protect your eyes from spray and debris. With electric models, check the
power cord to make sure there are no cuts or frays. Make sure the grounding
prong is attached. If the power cord supplied is
not long enough, use a heavy duty 12 gauge 3-wire cord
in good condition. It must be no more than
50 feet in length. Before each use, test the
ground fault circuit interrupter by pressing
the test button then the reset button. If the light comes on,
the circuit is good. If using a gas jet, locate
the machinery away from combustible materials,
fumes, or dust. Operate the machine in open
spaces where there is adequate oxygen and where carbon monoxide
will not build up. Never point the spray wand
or nozzle at any one. The high pressure spray
is powerful enough to break the skin. If fluid seems to have
penetrated your skin, get emergency care at once. Know how to shut off the machine
in an emergency. Be sure to read your instruction
manual before operating the water jet. If you have questions, call the
Drain Brains at General. Follow this operational check
list before each use. If you’re using a gas jet,
periodically check the oil in the engine. Check gear case oil on
appropriate models. Check the oil in the pump of
all jets before each use. Check the inlet filter
before each use. For optimum performance, you
should use the hose and nozzle that match your job
requirements. Use the 3/8 inch ID hose for
cleanouts, 4 inch two 8 inch floor drains and septic lines,
at distances up to 300 feet on gas jets or 200 feet
on electric models. With the 1/4 inch hose, you
can clear 2 inch to 4 inch lines, more than 200 feet down
the line on gas jets, or 150 feet on electric. The 1/8 inch hose has the
flexibility to get through inch and a half and 2 inch lines
and tight bends up to 75 feet down the line. With the use of specialized
nozzles, your jetter can be equipped for almost
any situation. Use the powerful penetrating
nozzle for maximum power to cut through grease and ice. Use the wide spray flushing
nozzle to clean and pressure wash the pipe walls
thoroughly. Use the spring leader nozzle for
getting around tight bends and P-traps. The optional down head nozzle
takes the hose down T’s and around difficult bends. Leave the lines crystal
clear with the optional rotary nozzle. It scours the walls of the pipe
for real wall to wall cleaning action. It’s best to start with the
penetrating nozzle to break through the stoppage. And then, follow up with the
wide spray nozzle for a thorough cleaning job. Remember, jet machines create
a high pressure water spray. Never point the spray at anyone,
including yourself. The high pressure spray
is powerful enough to break the skin. If fluid seems to have
penetrated your skin, get emergency care at once. To begin, position the machine
several feet from the drain opening to allow enough room
to work with the hose. Ideally, the line should be
cleared from the lower end, that is, from the street
to the building. Engage the brake on the
four wheel models. Run the water for several
seconds to make sure the water is clear of sediment. Then, connect the water supply
hose to the inlet of the jet. Use a 3/4 inch heavy duty
water supply hose. This type of hose will ensure
that enough water is supplied to the pump. An insufficient water supply
will cause cavitation and damage the pump. The incoming water pressure must
be no more than 100 psi, and the incoming water
temperature must not exceed 140 degrees Fahrenheit, or you
could damage the pump. Plug the electric jet
into a 120 volt, 20 amp grounded circuit. Loosen the hose reel
drag break. Select a nozzle and thread it
onto the end of the hose. Pull the hose and nozzle from
the reel, and slide it into the drain as far
as it will go. Make sure the hose is at least
around the first bend to prevent splash back. Open the hose bib, or faucet,
all the way for maximum water flow. Turned on the jet output valve
to get the air out of the hose before turning on the jet. Make sure the vibra-pulse
valve is off. You should hear the water
flowing in the drain. For the electric jet, simply
turn on the power switch. If the circuit you are using
cannot handle the load, the amp draw can be reduced by
turning down the unloader valve to a lower pressure. To start a gas jet, turn the
engine switch on and move the throttle lever to half. If the engine is cold,
open the choke, then pull the cord firmly. If your machine has the electric
start option, simply turn the key. Guide the jet hose
into the drain. Allow the hose to slide down
the line a few feet. Then, pull the hose back half
the distance advanced. The actual cleaning takes place
when the hose is pulled back toward the operator. Move the hose back and forth to
break up the stoppage and flush it down the line. To assist the hose around tight
bends, or to help it slide down longer runs, turn
on the vibra-pulse. It’s especially helpful for
smaller electric jets. The vibration will be most
effective in the 1/8 inch diameter hose. If the hose fails to advance
or has difficulty getting around the bend, you can rotate
the hose by putting a loop in it and twisting back
and forth, or pull the hose back about a foot and snap it
forward so that the hose can jump around the bend. If this is not successful,
switch to the spring leader nozzle or a smaller diameter
hose, or both. When the line has been cleared,
turn off the jet before pulling the end of the
hose out of the line. This prevents you from getting
hit with high pressure spray. The optional cart reel lets you
use the power of gas jets on indoor applications
where exhaust fumes could be hazardous. Simply place the gas machine
safely outdoors. Then, pull the hose into the
building and connect it to the portable reel. The smaller, handy reel can be
used indoors or taken up on the roof while the jet sits
safely on the ground. The handy reel also includes
a foot pedal. Water flows when you step on the
pedal, and stops when you lift your foot. So both hands are free
to control the hose. Foot pedals are also available
separately. To operate the spray wand,
disconnect the host at the output valve by unthreading
the twist connect. Then, connect to spray
wand hose instead. Open the output valve, turn on
the water supply, then squeeze the trigger as you start
the machine. As with any jet operation, you
must wear goggles, rubber gloves, and boots while
operating the spray wand. When using your jet machine
during freezing temperatures, it’s important to winterize
the pump to protect it from damage. If you can’t store the machine
indoors, the next best thing is to flush the system with
antifreeze between uses. Simply attach a short piece of
garden hose to the inlet on the pump, and put the
other end into the antifreeze container. Turn the machine on to draw the antifreeze into the system. It kept relatively undiluted,
the same antifreeze can be used again and again. Be sure to read your instruction
manual before operating your water
jet or performing maintenance on the unit. If you have any questions, you
can always call the Drain Brains at General. General’s Jet-Set Water Jets
give you another weapon to use on some of your toughest
stoppages. General Pipe Cleaners, the
Toughest Tools Down The Line.