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Winter is Coming! Winterizing Your Jetter

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Winter is Coming! Winterizing Your Jetter

Winter is coming! Author: John McBride Winter is almost here and for some parts of the country it’s already in full swing. To protect your jetter from freezing, here are a few useful tips: If your jetter comes equipped with a port for compressed air or a “blow down” port, it may only blow down the discharge of the pump and the hose.  This will leave water in the suction side and the plumbing. Even the “complete” blow down systems can sometimes leave water in other areas such as the pulsation or bypass lines. If blowing down with air: Drain the water tank completely. Leave drain open. After...

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Choosing The Right Jetter, GPM or PSI?

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Choosing The Right Jetter, GPM or PSI?

Author: Steve JONESIE Jones I designed and built our first jetter 20 years ago, a little 3.5gpm/4000psi portable unit. Back then I didn’t really know what a jetter was; I just had a set of specs. I’ve learned a lot since then, and the most common question I get asked is “when choosing a jetter what is more important; GPM(flow) or PSI(pressure)?” Consider this…    When choosing a jetter’s output in GPM & PSI, remember this hydro jetting rule:  PRESSURE (PSI) is “CUTTING” power, while GPM (Gallons Per Minute) is “FLUSHING” power   Pressure Cuts into blockages: “Thinner” high-pressure waterjet...

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