This comprehensive kit is specifically designed for efficient blockage removal and descaling in smaller metal pipes that feature multiple bends and junctions. The cutting-edge chains included in this kit are equipped with durable metal bits fused to them.
Experienced users recommend utilizing this kit for cast iron(metal) and clay pipework due to the slightly more aggressive nature of the chains. Rest assured, the torque delivery from the 6mm (1/4") flex shaft is not overpowering enough to cause any damage to the pipes, as long as the chains are not kept stationary for extended periods.
Convenience and portability are key features of this lightweight and compact tool. It easily fits into any toolbox and can be set up in a matter of seconds. Simply attach it to your drill, and you're good to go (don't forget to attach your drain cleaning chain to the other side of the flexible shaft via hex screws).
Ideal for Toilet Applications
Many customers have reported using this kit for everyday toilet blockages. The flex shaft plumbing cable is covered with a chemical and heat resistant sleeve, ensuring that porcelain surfaces remain undamaged. This means you won't need to remove the toilet pan to reach soft blockages near the toilet waste line.
Efficient Blockage Removal
This kit is perfect for eliminating fat deposits in pipes connected to grease traps and effectively removing soft blockages in bath waste pipes.
Effective Descaling Solution
Beyond blockage removal, this tool offers an additional advantage of descaling pipes. It enables the faster and more efficient removal of urine scale from pipes compared to traditional jetting machines. By utilizing the flex shaft drain cleaning kit, you won't encounter large broken chunks of scale that can potentially lead to further pipe blockages.
Versatile Boiler Cleaning
Numerous clients have invested in this tool for its versatility as a dry industrial tube cleaning system, particularly for firetube cleaning and maintenance. The centrifugal forces of the chains keep the tool centered in the pipe, ensuring thorough cleaning of the entire inner circumference. The stainless steel chains are secured to the flexible shaft with adjustable hex screws, accommodating slight pipe size variations.
The kit includes the following components:
Before making your purchase, it's important to consider the following:
This flex shaft drain cleaning kit's 6mm shaft delivers optimal performance in lengths under 15 meters (49.21ft). Longer lengths are better suited for softer blockages, such as those found in grease traps, as the longer shaft provides less torque delivery to the chains.
Addressing Shaft Shrinkage
During the manufacturing process, the shafts are initially wound in a long, straight line, then wound onto a large-diameter spool before being cut into smaller sections. This winding process can cause some initial shrinkage, particularly noticeable at the drill end. However, this is perfectly normal and temporary. After the first use, the inner strands of the shaft settle into their permanent position, and the shrinkage ceases. Typically, this affects approximately 3 inches (75mm) on either end of the shaft. If you observe this shrinkage, simply remove the shrunken section using an angle grinder, reconnect the chains and drill, and there's no need for welding.
Lubrication is Key
Due to aviation regulations, the flex shafts are delivered without lubricant in the sleeve. Therefore, it is crucial to lubricate your flexible shaft before the first use and periodically check the lubrication every few weeks. This not only ensures the longevity of your shaft but also enhances its efficiency over longer distances. Watch our informative video on how to properly lubricate your shaft:
Discover the power and versatility of this flexible shaft drain cleaning kit. Say goodbye to stubborn blockages and scale buildup with this reliable and efficient plumbing tool.
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