NorthStar Drain Cleaning Hose - 60Ft.
Pressure washer drain cleaning snake
After hours of trying to clean a downspout drain that ran under my driveway, I saw this attachment for my pressure washer and bought it. My next step was to call a drain cleaning professional. In less than five minutes using this attachment the drain was cleaned out and running. I tried a steel snake from the box store, I tried a standard nozzle from my pressure washer to no avail. This small snake is easy to handle and it does crawl thru the drain as stated on the website.
August 6, 2014
Worked quickly and very well!
I had a pretty bad downspout clog. I tried a few things; even strong acid. This attachment blasted right through the clog. So strong it pulls itself along. Nice product!
July 16, 2014
NorthStar Drain cleaning Hose
GREAT PRODUCT Hooks up easy to my pressure washer. Used to open up a 4" drain that was clogged with dirt and sediment. The 60' was just the right size. I would recommend this product for anyone that wants to unclog a drain. Also it is made of a good material that is very flexible for going around 90degree bends. The only thing I can say that needs improvement is maybe it could have a water jet in the center of the head. Other than that great product
June 26, 2014
Easier than it looks
I needed a buried 4" downspout unplugged after the spring shedding of various tree debris, and I mean it was stopped solid causing geysers from the cleanouts in the heavy spring rains so far. After seeing this and some other positive reviews, I figured I would give it a try.
So, luckily when I buried the drains I left a Y-cleanout at ground level and popped it open. I fed the hose as far in as it would go (~20ft), connected it to my Homelite 2.3gpm 2700psi pressure washer by removing the metal extension tube/tip connector from the front of the spray gun assembly. The 22mm male thread fit perfectly to the 22mm female thread with internal o-ring on the end of the gun. Powered everything up and pulled the trigger.
I have to say they thought about the design. When I pulled the gun on, the hose jumped and started trying to pull itself further into the pipe, with the 3 back-facing jets. It ran into to about 35ft then stopped, about where I thought the plug was. I jigged the hose back and forth about 15-20 times letting it crash into the plug, then presto, massive outflow at the surface level drain about 70' away... along with all the oak tree seed pod sludge that was the plug. I pulled it back out the line about 3 feet at a time, jigging it along the way, and washed the rest of the pollen and silt out. I repeated for the other gutter drain spout that tee'd into the line. All told, it took about 10 minutes.
Easy to use, and a great buy. I photo'd the connector to the pressure washer since that wasn't on the NT site, there were questions asked, and I still wasn't sure when I ordered, but it fit the Homelite brand standard. Also, the red "safety ring" about 3' from the jet end is a good idea but it slid all the way to jet the first time I pulled it out. I would suggest using a Sharpie on an out-of-the-box hose and marking it every 10', helps with finding the clog if for some reason you have to start digging too, though I doubt it with this thing.
May 30, 2014
This product would be good for just cleaning your pipes out, but it is not good enough to clean out a complete blockage in the pipe. It also is impossible to get the total 60 feet through a pipe because the hose is too lightweight. When you start to push it down the pipe it kinks up once you get part way down. Also if you had an elbow or other change in direction it is impossible to get around these because of the suppleness of the hose.
May 27, 2014
Jetter Drain Cleaning Hose
Received the hose March 4TH and put it to use today March 6TH to clean out a bathroom sink pipes in the wall that were installed 73 years ago and had a problem with the cast iron metal flaking inside the pipes and than would cause the bathroom sink drain to drain real slow to a point of not at all. I was able to fish the narrow hose into the pipe and blast it with my pressure washer and it did the job real well. Worked great will be nice to have for next time I may need it. Have never believed in chemicals and the only other way to clean the pipe would have been to open the wall up and install new pipes. I had ran a snake down it and plunged it and also sprayed the power washer down the hose and that did not do it. But with this hose I was able to get the job done in less than ten minutes. Great Tool! Thank You Northern Tool.
March 6, 2013
Drain cleaning made simple
I work in the sewer cleaning industry and found that the jetting power of the nozzle and flexibility of the hose was extremely beneficial.
I have a 1500 PSI electric power washer and a Northern Tool gun and hose and the connection worked great.
My wife ran the gun while I fed the hose in my 2 inch line running from my clean out in my basement floor all the way to my main stack and through to my 4 inch line.
November 17, 2012
Does a good job.hose makes the turns in drain system.Make sure it is way into the pipe before,starting the compressor
October 10, 2012
Drain Cleaning Hose
Bought this product to clean out a clogged french drain (Did not want to dig the whole thing up). This cleanning hose worked like a champ. It cleared out all the debris and saved me a lot of digging.
June 13, 2011
Clean your drain
If you have a pressure washer this item is a must have for drain cleaning. Connect to your pressure washer, slip on your safety goggles, insert the hose into the drain, fire up your machine, and you are in business. The hose nozzle is designed to clean as well as propel the hose through the drain line. Certainly beats old fashioned manual push-pull drain snakes. And if the drain line is of any length (mine was 50') the old snake builds up significant resistance at that distance. This unit jets right up the line to the clog and blasts it away. Also great for maintenance cleaning. Plumbers, not doubt, will wish that these things never made it to market! The price sure beats a plumber's service call.
September 3, 2010