How to Choose Your Jet Nozzle
2. What’s in the pipe that you’re trying to remove?
3. What is the pressure and flow you’re operating at?
Most jetting nozzles are designed with applications and pipe sizes in mind.
- General-purpose: for the all rounded end user, general purpose nozzles such as the RPD nozzles are great. They can tackle basic drain cleaning and are useful for every plumber to have on hand.
- Roots/grease: for more specific and difficult applications such as roots and great, a rotating nozzle is ideal. By spinning while cleaning, the nozzle allows for a full 360 degree cleaning that can fully breakdown the grease and roots.
- Culvert: in larger pipes with heavy debris, culvert nozzles are necessary. These nozzles generally require high flow and lower pressure to fully clear the line of sludge, sand, and other difficult debris. They are often heavy nozzles which is necessary to keep the nozzle near the bottom of the pipe.
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Water & Sewer Jetter Nozzles
Choosing your jet nozzle is a crucial decision for success in your jetting application. Most nozzles are designed for specific purposes, so first it is important to determine what your nozzle will be cleaning. Categories below are the most common jetting applications.
- Roots/grease: the best hose jet nozzles for roots and grease are generally nozzles that are able to spin within the pipe. This allows for a full 360 degree cleaning that can breakdown the grease and roots.
- Culvert: heavy, high pressure water hose nozzles are most often utilized in culvert cleaning to keep the nozzle near the bottom of the pipe. Culvert cleaning generally requires high flow and lower pressure to fully clear the line.
- General-purpose: many nozzles can be used as multi-purpose nozzles. These are great for every plumber to have on hand.
How to Choose Your Jet Nozzle
Selecting your hydro jet nozzle is an important part of running your jetting business. It’s important to know what your intended applications are and the size of the pipes you’ll most commonly be working in. For example, the needs of a sewer jetter nozzle and a nozzle for residential use are quite different.
Hydro nozzles come in a variety of configurations to help tackle any multitude of jetting jobs. For most plumbers, an all purpose nozzle such as RPD nozzles are great to have on hand. This style of nozzle can be used in residential drains with mud and debris blockages which many contractors come across.
If your plumbing business works in a lot of commercial areas, you might find that a rotating nozzle such as a Flexible Superspin is necessary. These nozzles spin in the pipe as they clean to give a full 360 degree clean. For municipal contractors that work in commercial applications, a storm drain or culvert nozzle would be an appropriate purchase. These heavy nozzles are weighted to stay at the bottom of the pipes while blasting out dense debris such as sand, sludge, and rocks.
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A jet nozzle or jetter head is the part attached to the end of your high pressure jetting hose that determines how and where the pressurized water goes. Rotating nozzles spin to give the pipe a full 360 degree clean. Forward jets help penetrate through blockages, while rear jets push the nozzle up the pipe.
|Nozzle Size||Pipe Size Best Suited|
|1/4″||2” – 4”|
|3/8||3” – 6|
|1/2″||4” – 10”|
|3/4”||10” – 14”|