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    Default Electric jetter

    Bidding on a good size project where I need to jet lots of kitchen lines.
    All in a apartment setting, multi stories.

    20 amp outlets in kitchen and all with electric stoves.

    Was thinking if there was a electric jetter that would plug into the
    stove outlet you could generate some decent power.

    Get water off the angle stop?

    Talked to the local Ridgid Rep and visited Mytana today.
    Mytana has one I am interested in.

    I know someone is going to bring up air gap. (me too)

    Thoughts?

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    Still looking at electric Jetters. Gotta be one worth a hoot.

    Another question is how much should one knock off of price for volume?
    If I'm doing 100 or so kitchen drains in a high rise, how cheap should I work ?

    10% off 20% off ? Each drain.

    There still going to take time to do.
    Set up and break down, clean up.

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    Have a jetter for sewers but have never figured out how to do 2" kitchen drains without making one hell of a mess. Maybe I have done it the old way for so long I just can't see how. Even when I do them with the cable and run water to wash them it is a hell of a (BLACK) mess.
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    Only way i could see it is jetting kithens from the vent. Or cabling first, then jetting, but that's a tad bit silly if you know how to properly cable a line with water running.

    I could see doing floordrains in unfinished basements, but those are typically so easy to run. They're the next quickest drains other than stool augers or dishwasher hoses.

    Seems like more trouble than its worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixitright View Post
    Bidding on a good size project where I need to jet lots of kitchen lines.
    All in a apartment setting, multi stories.

    20 amp outlets in kitchen and all with electric stoves.

    Was thinking if there was a electric jetter that would plug into the
    stove outlet you could generate some decent power.

    Get water off the angle stop?

    Talked to the local Ridgid Rep and visited Mytana today.
    Mytana has one I am interested in.

    I know someone is going to bring up air gap. (me too)

    Thoughts?


    One comes to mind, cable them

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    If those apartments have roof access and 3 phase power you could power the mytana big electric off of the air conditioner and run a garden hose down the roof for your water supply then jet them all from the vents. It'd be the fastest, least messy way to do it. Jet one stack after another, you probably wouldn't need to move the jetter around but every 5 vents or so.
    When the company i work for does multiple secondary lines we do the first one full price then each one after at half price. 100 sinks cabled would run around $6400. We charge hourly for jetting though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable or root View Post
    If those apartments have roof access and 3 phase power you could power the mytana big electric off of the air conditioner and run a garden hose down the roof for your water supply then jet them all from the vents. It'd be the fastest, least messy way to do it. Jet one stack after another, you probably wouldn't need to move the jetter around but every 5 vents or so.
    When the company i work for does multiple secondary lines we do the first one full price then each one after at half price. 100 sinks cabled would run around $6400. We charge hourly for jetting though.
    Cable, We charge a min. and not by the hour. I know we are to cheap but if I charged what I see on the internet I wouldn't get any work in my area. We just tell people the min. is $275.00 and then go by how hard the job is. So far it has worked for us and I feel we are making enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable or root View Post
    If those apartments have roof access and 3 phase power you could power the mytana big electric off of the air conditioner and run a garden hose down the roof for your water supply then jet them all from the vents. It'd be the fastest, least messy way to do it. Jet one stack after another, you probably wouldn't need to move the jetter around but every 5 vents or so.
    When the company i work for does multiple secondary lines we do the first one full price then each one after at half price. 100 sinks cabled would run around $6400. We charge hourly for jetting though.
    kind of difficult to give an apartment complex discounts isn't it? especially when no one can be sure what the tenants will put down the drains
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    Well thats just based on our flat rate scale. That price would be for a technician to go to 100 individual apartments and cable each and every kitchen sink drain. The first one is would be 160 and each one after that would be 62.50. Honestly though that would be totally redundant and the tenants would likely still clog them up at the same rate anyways. Its all hypothetical. I feel our prices are very fair. Especially since we dont charge extra whenever we do a sewer line that sat vacant for years and it takes 4 or more hours to cable the line.
    Our hourly jetting rate is rediculously low. 2 hours with a 4018 trailor is less than $400.
    Its cheaper to jet most sewera longer than 130'(relatively common here)than it is to cable them.

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    Very few sewers here are less than a 100'. Most are 120 or more. That is why I carry the 3 reels of 130'. Now that we have the jetter we are starting to use it more when possible. Still debating it's root cutting capabilitys compared to the full (sharp) blades on the machine.
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