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Re: Roomba Lawnmower Soon.
« Reply #75 on: October 13, 2021, 11:47:49 PM »
>will not recommend any pressure washer with a 0-degree tip.

Likely because of the potential for damage and injury. See above.  Doc's 3200# with a 0 tip can chip a concrete driveway *IF* you get it too close.  Dropping to a 15 with double the time for the same job.  I also use a pw like a leaf blower and the 'punch' from a 0 is waaaaay better.  I have a whole jar of 15s-40s that I'll give you, hhh.

>dig a hole

Be prepared for a helluva muddy blowback,  but -yeah- it'll dig.  You & Doc might consider a drill-driven garden auger to help getting the bore under sidewalks and roots.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LNTO8A

>where the hoses are interchangeable and the connectors are standard?

99% yes. I have run into one wand from SunJoe that tried to be proprietary.  Connectors for the tips are 1/4" and the hoses are 3/8". For example;

These 3 items connect to the end of the wand, so they are 1/4"
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TSCX5T6
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T3JNLTQ
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07T4JY32M

The hoses and the inlet on the gun handle are 3/8", like so
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GN51RB2




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« Reply #76 on: October 30, 2021, 04:43:39 AM »
My wife wants me to run some pipe under our sidewalk.

I just had to do this to run coax cable, but could have run a 4" pipe in the hole I mad. I took bent piece of pipe that use to hold a satellite dish, duct taped a small garden trowel to it and attacked it from one side then the other and had the hole dug in 20 minutes for a 4-foot sidewalk. The hardest part was getting the holes dug on the sides big enough to give me room to work.


For my part, I just decided on this one...
https://www.lowes.com/pd/Greenworks-Pro-Greenworks-3000-Pressure-Washer/1003203122

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« Reply #77 on: October 30, 2021, 01:18:15 PM »
>on the sides

Yeah, you're going to need a trench on the starting side that's at least as long as the width of the sidewalk.

They make a sewer jet for pressure washers that split the water direction. One points forward to clear or bore and the rest are directed to the rear to provide propulsion.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RPY26GZ

I've used these a few times on commercial properties as well as my home. Work very well.  The surprising part is they develop enough power to drag the hose along, too.  Since you have rental property you might want to add one to your bag o' tricks. Cheap.

For a horizontal bore under a sidewalk, I'd start with the auger, maybe adding an extension to bore as much as possible with the drill.  Then I'd drive a 1" or 1-1/4" piece of pipe the length of the it roughly the width of the sidewalk in the bore hole.  I'd put the sewer nozzle through that pipe sleeve to finish the bore, tapping the end of the pipe with a mallet as the jetter worked.  The idea is that the jetter will flush out the dirt through the pipe. 

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« Reply #78 on: October 30, 2021, 01:26:28 PM »
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Another idea. Might require less off a starter trench.

https://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Tool-EA75072-Installer-72-Inch/dp/B00IP87QHO

I've used these as intended on old construction. Should work as an earth borer.

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« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2021, 06:25:40 PM »
>>  sewer jet

You are a font of wisdom. Never heard of such a thing. Never would have thought to look for such a thing. It seems like a useful tool for "soft" clogs. I.e. not tree roots growing through sewer pipes, which is a common problem here, but useful for sh## and TP in the pipe and maybe other things that shouldn't get flushed but do, like the billions of dollars of damage done around the country by "flushable" wipes.

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« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2021, 09:59:38 PM »
Ya, you need a cutter tool on a sewer rod for big roots, but they make whirligig sewer nozzles for the 4k# pressure washers.  They'll cut the small, hair-like roots that are most common in sewer lines.  Many of your commercial roto-rooter guys are using camera-equipped pressure washers now instead of rods.

>roots

Wrap your problem areas with this. Trees hate copper.

Amazon.com : STUF-FIT Copper Mesh - 100 ft. roll
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001IMLTY

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« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2021, 10:10:14 PM »

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« Reply #82 on: October 30, 2021, 10:20:44 PM »
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OK, let's get you up to speed on modern residential sewer maintenance, hhh.

They make small diameter -1/8 inch- sewer jetters for your secondary lines.  Worked really well for me even at 1500 psi.

Amazon.com: Sewer Jetter Kit 1/8" NPT x 50' Hose & 4.0 Orifice Button Nose Nozzle 4000 PSI
https://www.amazon.com/Sewer-Jetter-Orifice-Button-Nozzle/dp/B00MV3D542

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Re: Roomba Lawnmower Soon.
« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2021, 04:21:36 AM »
Purchased - Greeworks Pro

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5MVD7mcoorMtk3xe9

Results
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPq1Qskli5djjo0ffkOsI8C9eMEoWn-KaFLvz45

Doesn't look that impressive, but the dirty part had previously been scrubbed with soap and a brush.

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« Reply #84 on: August 13, 2022, 03:45:50 PM »
>mower

Getting close. Price point is good.

Amz : AYI Robot Lawn Mower for Large Yard, Mows Up to 2/3 Acre, Triblade Brushless Motor, Multiple Mowing Patterns, Self-Charging, IPX Waterproof, Wi-Fi App Control [DM3-2022] : Patio, Lawn & Garden
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B2X422MZ