Well, I guess it was a matter of time before it happened. A newer, perhaps improved version of the highly acclaimed Drain Blaster 2000. Although full bragging rights go to the questionable thought proceses of the ever vigilent birth giver, Payson, I ended up making some changes that I think are safer and perhaps closer to what Payson suggested he was looking to do by going shorter and fatter with a new design. truth is, I couldn't find the parts I needed in Home Depot or Lowe's and stumbled on a few other items that really made a difference. See below:
This is a Potable Water Expansion Tank with an aray of fittings and a valve to make it do the Blaster Thing.
A Closer Look!
One of the neet features of this thing is it comes with the tire valve already welded in so charging is easy! Comes with the plastic protector thingie to prevent what Payson was complaining about on his cuz it kept getting hit.
Unit IS rated for 150 lbs of pressure! So no worries about the glue or PVC holding up.
A bunch of fittings made up to handle most jobs. i use this for household sinks as well. If you look close one of the fittings is a coupler use in air compressors so I can use an old charging hose and an air gun (or whateve) to spray condenser down or even the dog, or the neighbors dogs! Wife, kids, Me when its hot, you get the idea!
A close look at the ball valve... What you see here is a flexible hot water heater line attached cuz it screws easily into 3/4 thread. there are several other fitting that allow me to hook directly and easily to any garden hose spicket and charge with water while letting the air out the back.
Now I have an air compressor in the van so I use compressed air but Nitro will work fine. Also, the unit has a rubber bellow in it so air and water do not mix. That means it work in any direction!
This the same however with out the hose. You can configure this thing any freaking way you want. Pretty Cheap too!
this particular gizmo has a hole in the end of it but stretches like a balloon to adhear to the side of the pipe which holds all the pressure in till the obsticle is out. Kinda like that clog coommercial where the hair ball lands on someones table in France but the clog was blown out in America! This'll do it!
Hope you like this!
David in Sunny South Florida!
[Edited by scoho on 05-04-2006 at 09:36 AM]