Product News: Cleaning Products & Equipment

Water Jetter clears blockages in 2-10 in. dia drains.

Press Release Summary:

Water Jetter clears blockages in 2-10 in. dia drains.

Feb 09, 2011 - RIDGID® KJ-3100 Water Jetter features 3,000-psi working pressure and 5½ gpm flow. Modular system is powered by 16 hp gasoline engine and optimizes accessibility to gas tank so user can refuel without removing reel. Helping to reach most remote or restricted-access drains, product includes removable hose reel and 200 ft long hose with 3/8 in. ID. Unit has high-pressure pump with corrosion-resistant brass head and propulsion nozzle that helps carry hose through pipes to obstructions.

Original Press Release

RIDGID KJ-3100 Water Jetter Delivers Professional Power to Clear Blockages.

Press release date: Feb 08, 2011

ELYRIA, OHIO - The RIDGID® KJ-3100 water jetter offers professional power and performance to clear blockages in 2- to 10-inch diameter drains with a full 3,000-psi working pressure, and a 5 1/2 gallons-per-minute flow.

Powered by a 16-horsepower gasoline engine, the KJ-3100 water jetter allows the user to reach the most remote or restricted-access drains easily.

Designed for easy maneuvering, the modular RIDGID KJ-3100 is mounted on a heavy-duty, two-wheeled cart that easily fits through standard sized doors and negotiates tight turns. The design also features easy accessibility to the gas tank allowing the user to refuel without removing the reel.

"We responded to end users' feedback requesting a water jetter that provides more gallons per minute capacity," said Brian Mitchell, product manager, RIDGID. "With 5 1/2 gallons of flow, the KJ-3100 water jetter answers those demands."

The removable hose reel quickly detaches from the unit's cart for easy loading into service vehicles. The jetter hose is 200-feet in length with a 3/8-inch inner diameter. The detachable hose reel also permits easy access to hard-to-reach drains and indoor drains.

To simplify negotiating line bends and traps, the KJ-3100 features the RIDGID pulse action, a pulsing action of the jetter stream that allows the cleaning head and hose to easily and quickly maneuver through traps and bends in the line.

The KJ-3100 jetter's high-pressure pump is a triplex design with a corrosion-resistant brass head. The brass head is forged, not cast, for added strength and durability.

The KJ-3100 comes with a propulsion nozzle that helps to carry the hose quickly through pipes to obstructions, and a penetrating nozzle to cut through ice and sludge.

RIDGID®, a leading manufacturer of innovative tools and equipment for the professional trades, markets its products in more than 140 countries. The company's broad offering of more than 300 types of tools, most recently RIDGIDConnect(TM), an online business tool, serves the rental, plumbing, HVAC/R, utility, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets. RIDGID is part of Emerson Professional Tools(TM), a business of Emerson, which brings technology and engineering together to design and produce some of the highest-quality tools and equipment in the world. From wet/dry vacs to the industry's best-selling pipe diagnostic system, key brands include RIDGID®, KNAACK®, PROTEAM® and WEATHER GUARD®.

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