The PVC Pipe Blockage Clearing Kit
This PVC Pipe Blockage Clearing Kit is designed to tackle blockages in PVC pipes ranging from 3” to 4” (75mm -100mm) in diameter. This kit is specifically engineered to handle tough solid blockages that high-pressure jetting machines often struggle to resolve. Whether it's root intrusion, cement, or heavy scale, this kit can effectively grind them into manageable chunks, allowing for easy flow and preventing future blockages.
Lightweight and Compact for Easy Handling
One of the key advantages of this kit is its lightweight and compact design. Unlike heavy machinery, these tools are easy to transport and carry to your work area. They can even be taken in an elevator, providing greater flexibility in dealing with blockages in high-rise buildings, without the risk of causing damage to other areas.
Versatility and Compatibility
The chains in the kit are specially designed for use in PVC (ABS) pipes, but they can also be utilized in cast iron and vitrified clay pipes. Although not as effective as chains with hard metal bits fused to them, these chains still get the job done efficiently.
Croco Drill Head for Precision
The chains are equipped with a Croco drill head at the front, which serves multiple purposes. It can cut through roots or grind a failed liner within a PVC pipe while simultaneously protecting the PVC pipe wall from damage.
Contents of the Kit
The kit includes the following components:
Customization and Options
Customers can choose between an 8mm shaft, which comes with the lightweight version of the chain, or a heavy-duty chain. For specific needs or preferences, custom configurations are available upon request.
Applications and Benefits
The kit proves highly effective in resolving day-to-day toilet blockages, thanks to the chemical and heat resistant sleeve covering the shaft, which prevents damage to porcelain. It also provides the added advantage of descaling pipes, offering a faster and more efficient alternative to using a jetting machine. This ensures that lime scale buildup can be removed without leaving large broken-up chunks that might cause further blockages downstream.
Adjustable Chains for Thorough Cleaning
Each tool in the kit comprises three individual chains, designed to use centrifugal force to center the tool inside the pipe. This unique design ensures a thorough cleaning of the entire inner diameter of the pipe. The chains are adjustable, allowing for cleaning of a wider range of pipe diameters using the same chain. This flexibility is achieved by simply increasing or decreasing the space between the hubs that secure the chain to the shaft.
Durable Construction and Shaft Options
The chains are made from stainless steel to prevent oxidation and are securely fastened to the shaft with hex screws. The shafts come in various thicknesses, with the 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, and 12mm options catering to different pipe sizes and bending requirements. Each shaft is designed for specific applications, ensuring optimal performance.
Shaft Shrinkage and Lubrication
Customers may notice a slight shrinkage of the shaft ends initially due to the winding process during manufacturing. However, this is normal, and the shrinkage ceases after the inner strands settle into their permanent position. It's essential to lubricate the shaft before its first use and regularly check the lubrication to maintain its efficiency and longevity.
The PVC Pipe Blockage Clearing Kit offers a powerful and versatile solution for clearing blockages in PVC pipes. Its lightweight and compact design, along with its adjustable chains and durable construction, make it a reliable and efficient tool for various plumbing applications. We made a video about shaft lubrication which you can find here: