Hydro Jetter Hose
Hydro jetting machines use powerful pressurized water to clean sewers, culverts, and other pipes. To handle this high pressure, jetters require special high pressure hoses that are specifically designed to withstand this industrial use.
What is Jetter Hose?
A hydro jetter hose is a specially designed hose that can carry water at high pressures to clean drains, culverts, and pipes. A high quality sewer jetter hose needs to be durable and resist kinking and bursting. No jetting hose will last forever, but if the correct safety tools are used, such as tiger tail holders and leader hoses, it will significantly improve the lifespan and safety of the hose.
Types of Jetter Hose
As the most trusted hydro jetter hose manufacturing company, US Jetting offers a variety of high pressure hoses. Our main types of jetter hoses are our own US Jetting hose, Parker hose, and Piranha hose. All three offer high quality, impressive performance, and simple repairs.
These hoses all come in different lengths and diameters of hose. These sizes including one inch, ¾ inch, 3/8 inch, 5/8 inch, and more. To determine what size hose is needed, you can follow the guide below to see what size pipes you will predominantly be working in.
|Size of Hose||Working Pressure||GPM||Pipe Size|
|1”||2000 – 3000 PSI||50 GPM+||12″ – 48″|
|3/4”||2000 – 3000 PSI||30 – 40 GPM||10″ – 48″|
|5/8”||3000 – 4000 PSI||20 – 25 GPM||8″ – 36|
|1/2″||3000 – 6000 PSI||12 – 18 GPM||4″ – 24″|
|3/8”||3000 – 4000 PSI||10 – 12 GPM||3″ – 6″|
|1/4”||3000 – 4000 PSI||5 – 8 GPM||2″ – 4″|
|3/16”||3000 – 4000 PSI||5 – 8 GPM||3/4″ – 1 1/2″|
Care and Maintenance for Hoses
The most important thing to remember with the use of jetter hoses is that the lifespan and durability of the hose is almost entirely dependent on the care taken when using the hose. It is imperative to use safety tools such as tiger tails, and manhole rollers, or manhole protectors. The most dangerous risk for a hose is to be rubbing against the sharp edges of a pipe or manhole while jetting. Over time, this chafing can cause small abrasions in the hose which can lead to dangerous hose bursts. The general lifespan for a well-cared for jetting hose is approximately a year, but it that can reduce or expand based on customer precautions.
Accessories for Hydro Jetter Hoses
Some of the accessories you may need in addition to your hose include:
- Mounted Mini Reel Kits: Easily mounted on your toolbox or rear rail, the mini jetter hose reel allows your jetting machine the versatility to clean smaller residential pipes.
- Tiger Tail Holder: Put your high pressure hose through this protective tube to prevent your expensive high pressure hose from rubbing against the sharp edges of the pipe.
- Leader Hose: This short hose should be attached to the end of your jetting hose and must be a different color to alert the operator when the nozzle is approaching the entry of the pipe. It also serves as a cheaper sacrificial hose that can be easily replaced.
Get Jetter Hose Near You
For more information on high pressure jetting hose, search “US Jetter hose near me” or call your US Jetting representative to determine what you need.
FAQs on Jetting Hose
|Size of Hose||Working Pressure||GPM|
|1”||2000 – 3000 PSI||50 GPM+|
|3/4”||2000 – 3000 PSI||30 – 40 GPM|
|5/8”||3000 – 4000 PSI||20 – 25 GPM|
|1/2″||3000 – 6000 PSI||12 – 18 GPM|
|3/8”||3000 – 4000 PSI||10 – 12 GPM|
|1/4”||3000 – 4000 PSI||5 – 8 GPM|
|3/16”||3000 – 4000 PSI||5 – 8 GPM|