Sewer Jetter FAQ

Clog Hog Frequently Asked Questions

You can learn about the Clog Hog drain cleaner by watching this 3 minute video, or by clicking any of the frequently asked questions below.

To find out if a sewer jetter is the right drain cleaner for the job, visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page. You can also view and save our free Sewer Jetter Guide.

Top Questions

If you've got a question not answered here, please contact us.

Using a Sewer Jetter

How does a sewer jetter work?

The Clog Hog drain cleaner is a sewer jetter that uses the force of pressurized water to pull itself through pipes, scrub the sides of dirty drains, break apart clogs and flush out residue. A jet nozzle provides the pulling and cleaning force.

Every Clog Hog drain cleaner comes fully assembled, and consists of:

  • A high-pressure line that's flexible enough to pass through most main drain elbows, yet handles up to 4,000 PSI.
  • A jet nozzle with one forward-firing jet that breaks apart clogs, and three back-firing jets that pull the high-pressure line deep into clogged drains.
  • An adapter that's designed to fit your type of pressure washer.

Pressure Washer Sewer Jetter

The Clog Hog drain cleaner is made from quality, industrial-grade components and is custom-matched for different types of gas-powered and electric machines.

How does it attach to my pressure washer?

Attach a Pressure Washer Drain Cleaner

The Clog Hog drain cleaner attaches to different types of pressure washers in slightly different ways.

  • If you've got a gas-powered pressure washer, the Clog Hog drain cleaner attaches to the body of your trigger gun after you remove the original spray wand by turning the twist ring collar on the spray gun body clockwise.
  • If you've got an electric pressure washer, the Clog Hog drain cleaner attaches to the body of your trigger gun after you remove the original spray wand lance by pressing the lance against the trigger gun body and turning counterclockwise.

Is a pressure washer always required?

Yes, a pressure washer is always required to power your Clog Hog drain cleaner.

You'd get no usable cleaning and pulling force by connecting the drain cleaner directly to your household water supply, even if the water pressure is unusually strong, or to anything other than your pressure washer.

What sizes of pipe can I clean?

  • Clog Hog drain cleaners for residential gas-powered pressure washers and electric pressure washers are generally effective cleaning drains up to 4" ID.
  • Clog Hog drain cleaners for commercial gas-powered pressure washers are generally effective cleaning drains up to 6" ID.
  • Lateral drain lines below 3" ID often have short-radius elbows that can block most sewer jetter nozzles. Your best choice to clean a lateral line is usually to start by trying a 25 Ft. hand-held drum auger that many hardware stores sell for less than $30.
  • If you're able to pass a drum auger through the lateral drain line, and you need to scrub the sides of the drain and flush out residue, Clog Hog offers a 25 Ft. Needle Nose Drain Cleaner for electric and gas-powered machines that can pass through almost as many smaller diameter elbows as a hand-held drum auger.

What kind of drain opening can I use?

To unclog your drain with a Clog Hog drain cleaner, you'll need to find the right drain opening so you can access the problem area without passing through tight elbows, traps, or other transitions that could block the jetter nozzle.

To Clean a Main Drain

Main Drain Cleanout

If you have more than one clogged plumbing fixture, it usually means that the problem is in the main drain. In this case it's often easiest to insert the jetter into a main drain cleanout in front of your home or in a basement, pointing the jetter uphill in the direction of the clog.

In some cases there can be sharp elbows or other transitions in the main drain that make it difficult for the sewer jetter to pass all the way through. In this case you might need to find a secondary drain opening or cleanout that's uphill of the problem area, and point the jetter nozzle downhill. You might also be able to access the main drain from a roof vent, but you will need to take extra safety precautions when working on a roof.

For more about cleaning a main drain, visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page.

To Clean Lateral Drain Lines

If only a single plumbing fixture is clogged, the problem could be in a lateral drain line. It's usually not possible to reach a lateral drain line when starting below from the main drain cleanout.

Lateral drain lines are generally smaller in diameter, and are more likely to have tight elbows that block a sewer jetter. For this reason your best choice is usually to start by trying a 25 Ft. hand-held drum auger, as detailed on our Drain Cleaning Tips page.

If you're able to pass a drum auger through the lateral line, and you need to scrub the sides of the dirty line and flush out residue, Clog Hog offers a 25 Ft. Needle Nose™ Drain Cleaner for electric and gas-powered machines that can pass through almost as many elbows as a hand-held drum auger.

Depending on the design of your lateral drain, you can sometimes reach the problem area with a sewer jetter by inserting the nozzle into:

Clean a Lateral Drain Line
  • A drain opening under a sink that you expose by removing the trap.
  • A cleanout that might have been provided for the lateral drain line and could be located inside the home, behind the home or on an outside wall.
  • A drain opening in the floor that you expose by removing a toilet.

Note: It's generally not possible to pass a sewer jetter nozzle through a sink trap or toilet. And, if you've had difficulty passing a hand-held auger through any part of a drain, it will be even more difficult for a sewer jetter to pass through.

To Clean Outdoor Drains

If cleaning an outdoor sewer drain, septic field line, landscaping drain or French drain you will need to find a drain opening that leads directly to the problem area, without passing through any drain fitting that could block the nozzle.

It's generally not possible for a sewer jetter to pass through a distribution box, catch basin, or other type of outdoor drain fixture unless you can feed the nozzle through the exposed fixture by hand.

For more on this topic, visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page.

Is it safe for my pipes?

The Clog Hog drain cleaner is designed for PVC (plastic) and metal drain pipes.

You should avoid using a sewer jetter in ceramic (clay) and Orangeburg (wood composite) drain pipes found in some older homes, since these types of drains are more likely to clog because of cracks, breaches and structural collapse. Once this occurs, a drain cleaner could work itself into a preexisting crack or collapsed area of the pipe, and a difficult extraction job could result.

If you're concerned that a plastic or metal drain might not be in good enough condition to clean with a sewer jetter, before buying the drain cleaner you can test an exposed piece of the pipe by spraying it with your pressure washer spray wand on its most forceful nozzle setting, at zero distance. If the pressure washer scores or erodes the pipe material, then you can expect a sewer jetter that's powered by the same machine to also damage the pipe.

You should avoid using a sewer jetter and contact a licensed plumber for help if you suspect that a drain has structural damage or is weakened by tree roots, foundation damage, or other causes.

Can I use a sewer jetter in ceramic drain pipes?

You should avoid using a sewer jetter to clean ceramic (clay) pipes.

Ceramic pipes can sometimes clog because of large cracks, tree roots that enter and expand any gaps in the pipe wall, or structural collapse. Should a drain cleaner enter a large, preexisting crack or breach in a ceramic pipe you could have a difficult extraction job.

Can I run a Clog Hog drain cleaner through a toilet?

Instead of running a sewer jetter through a toilet, it's recommended that you remove the toilet, run the jetter directly into the drain opening in the floor, and then reinstall the toilet.

That's because a sewer jetter's steel nozzle can scratch the visible ceramic surfaces, and can get stuck inside the tight bends of many toilet traps.

You can visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page for more tips to unclog a toilet.

Can it clear landscaping drains, septic lines, and drain tiles?

Yes, Clog Hog drain cleaners are often used to clean:

  • Sewer drains that run from your building to a city sewer or septic tank.
  • Septic system or leach field lines.
  • Landscaping, agricultural, and gutter drain lines.
  • Drain tile (or "French drain") lines that surround your building.

You can visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page for tips to unclog different kinds of outdoor drains.

Can it remove tree roots?

The Clog Hog drain cleaner can't cut through tree roots. It can clear sediment around tree roots that contributes to drain blockage, but growing roots will eventually need to be cleared with a different machine that's designed for that job.

To remove tree roots plumbing service companies typically use very large truck or trailer-mounted jetters with special cutting nozzles, or mechanical drain snakes with cutting blades.

Note that while it's rare for sewer jetters to get stuck in drains, this could potentially happen inside of a drain that has been cracked or separated by tree roots.

You can visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page for more information about removing tree roots.

Can it thaw frozen drain lines?

Clog Hog sewer jetters are frequently used for thawing frozen pipes and removing frozen blockages from sewer drains.

  • When sewer jetting inside a frozen drain, keep the sewer jetter moving and water flowing through the jetter.
  • Drain the jetter and all supply hoses of water immediately after use to avoid damage from freezing water.

Most customers are able to clear frozen drain lines using cold water to supply their pressure washers. Note that Clog Hog drain cleaners are rated for water up to 120 degrees F; this is equivalent to the hot water supply temperature in many homes. However, before using heated water check your pressure washer temperature rating.

You can visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page for more information about removing frozen icy clogs.

Can it remove iron ochre clogs caused by iron eating bacteria?

You can use a Clog Hog drain cleaner to remove iron ochre clogs caused by iron bacteria, provided that the pipe is in good structural condition and does not have any short-radius elbows or transitions that could block the sewer jetter nozzle.

After you remove the clog, it's usually necessary to treat the source of the iron bacteria to prevent the clog from returning after a few months. Our Customers Page has before and after photos of an iron ochre clog that was removed with a Clog Hog drain cleaner.

You can visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page for more information about removing iron ochre clogs.

You can also contact us for more information.

Can I use the Clog Hog drain cleaner indoors?

You can clear clogged pipes from inside your home by following these steps.

Indoor Jet Drain Cleaning
  • Always use the Clog Hog drain cleaner in a well-ventilated area.
  • Always operate a gas-powered pressure washer outside. If the hose from your gas-powered pressure washer to the trigger gun isn't long enough to reach the indoor drain entry point such as a cleanout or a drain opening under a sink, use a pressure washer extension hose.
  • To avoid water damage to floors, check all hose and trigger gun connections for leaks outdoors with the pressure washer running before you bring the water lines inside.
  • For easier handling and cleanup, partially unroll and insert the high-pressure line in smaller increments as needed.

Note: Clog Hog now offers a 25 Ft. Needle Nose Drain Cleaner that's designed to pass through more types of elbows and transitions in lateral drains as small as 1½" ID. There's a Needle Nose Drain Cleaner for electric pressure washers, and also for Residential gas-powered machines.

When cleaning from the drain from an opening under a sink, you should have an alternate drain opening available since it can sometimes be difficult for a sewer jetter to pass through the tight elbows found in smaller, lateral drain lines.

You can visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page for more tips to unclog indoor drains.

Can it clean swimming pool drain lines?

Swimming pool drains are usually made from small diameter PVC cold water supply pipes with sharp 90-degree elbows that can block a sewer jetter. For this reason, your best choice is usually to start by trying a 25 Ft. hand-held drum auger that many hardware stores sell for less than $30.

If you're able to pass a drum auger through the swimming pool drain, and you need to scrub the sides of the drain and flush out debris, Clog Hog offers a 25 Ft. Needle Nose™ Drain Cleaner for electric and gas-powered machines that can pass through almost as many short radius elbows as a hand-held drum auger.

Sewer Jetter Drain Elbows

You can visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page for more tips to unclog swimming pool drains.

Can it clean black corrugated outdoor field drains?

Cleaning corrugated (accordion style) outdoor field drains is a common use for Clog Hog drain cleaners. Note that if your drain pipe is clogged with dirt or yard debris it might take a larger gas machine (say, over 2.0 GPM) for good cleaning efficiency since dirt and yard debris can be heavier than indoor waste materials, and can require more force to flush away.

When cleaning an outdoor field line it's almost always easiest to start at a downhill location and let the nozzle pull itself uphill toward the clog. This can give a clearer path for the sediment to wash out of the drain, and allows you to watch the amount of sediment washing back to determine when the line is clean.

You can visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page for more tips to unclog landscaping drains.

How long does it last? Should I buy an extra nozzle?

The Clog Hog drain cleaner is designed to be used many times, but its components will eventually wear.

The life of your jet nozzle depends on the operating pressure of your jetter, the amount of sediments in your water, and the type of pipe that you clean — with PVC (plastic) pipes producing less wear than metal. Your jet nozzle will normally wear gradually over time, with a slow enlargement of nozzle orifices and a gradual drop in cleaning pressure the result.

If your water supply is reasonably free of sediments, your pressure washer operates at 4,000 PSI or less, and you are cleaning primarily PVC drain pipes, you can expect around 20 full-lengths cleanings with a 100 foot Clog Hog drain cleaner before replacing your nozzle.

We offer replacement nozzles on the Accessories tab of each product page, and when you check out.

You can prolong the life of your high-pressure line by:

  • Taking care not to knot, kink or mishandle it,
  • Keeping it away from hot surfaces such as engine exhausts,
  • Draining out water before storing it, and
  • Keeping it in a cool place away from sunlight when not in use.

You should inspect all components of your Clog Hog drain cleaner after each use – including the nozzle, hose, and end fittings – and replace any item that appears damaged or worn.

Can you recommend a pressure washer to buy?

Clog Hog doesn't collect reliability information about most pressure washer brands, so it's difficult for us to recommend one manufacturer over another.

Pressure Washers
  • Nearly all gas-powered pressure washers sold at major retailers can power the properly selected Clog Hog drain cleaner its full length into most 4" ID drains.
  • If you plan to buy an electric pressure washer, we recommend a machine that's rated 1.5 GPM or more to power the drain cleaner at least 50 feet into most 4" ID drains.
  • You should avoid using Clog Hog drain cleaners with Sun Joe and newer Campbell-Hausfeld electric pressure washers because of issues reported by our customers.

You can contact us with your pressure washer manufacturer and model number and we will be glad to recommend the compatible drain cleaner.

Choosing a Sewer Jetter

Is it ready to use? What else do I need to buy?

The Clog Hog drain cleaner comes fully assembled and ready to use, including the high pressure line, jetter nozzle, and adapter to fit most types of pressure washers.

If you own an electric pressure washer you can buy a Drain Cleaner Set that includes a drain cleaner and an adapter kit.

What length of Clog Hog drain cleaner do I need?

Choose a 100-Foot model if:

  • You plan to clear your drain line from outside your home, and the distance from the main drain cleanout to the furthest indoor plumbing fixture (measured around square corners) is between 50 and 100 feet.

Jet Drain Cleaning

Choose a 50-Foot model if:

  • The distance from your main drain cleanout to the furthest indoor plumbing fixture is not more than 50 feet, or
  • You only plan to clean your drain line from inside your home, and the distance from your indoor cleanout downstream to the problem area is not more than 50 feet.

Do you sell drain cleaners over 100 ft. long?

Clog Hog offers a 150 Ft. Handy Jetter™ that's designed for service professionals.

The Handy Jetter includes a high-capacity steel reel for faster drain cleaning, and a special high-thrust nozzle that helps power the drain cleaner its full 150 ft. length in many 4" ID drains.

Can I buy a spare nozzle?

We offer replacement nozzles on the Accessories tab of each product page, and when you check out.

Can I get a rotating nozzle?

Clog Hog doesn't sell rotating nozzles because their added length and weight can make it difficult to pass through drain elbows and other transitions in household drains.

If you need a nozzle that provides additional scrubbing and pulling force when cleaning drains that aren't completely clogged, you can find an optional High Thrust Nozzle on the Accessories tab of each product page, and when you check out.

You can also contact us for more information.

Does the 100 foot model perform as well as the 50 foot model?

You can expect the performance of the 100 foot and 50 foot drain cleaners to be the same over their supplied lengths.

That's because a pressure washer provides nearly constant GPM flow up to its rated pressure, and therefore produces the same nozzle cleaning and pulling force, regardless of whether the drain cleaner is 100 feet or 50 feet long.

Can I join two sewer jetters together to make a longer jetter?

This is not recommended for two reasons.

  • The Clog Hog drain cleaner uses a high pressure line and nozzle that are matched to work within the limits of your pressure washer. Adding more line will overload most machines.
  • Any metal coupling that you'd use to connect two high pressure lines together will be inflexible and weaker than the jetter line. Should the coupling break inside a drain pipe you'd have a difficult extraction job.

If you're comfortable doing the math and assembly, our blog has a series of articles to guide you in building a longer jetter using parts that you buy from other suppliers.

Will it work with my model of pressure washer?

You can choose a Clog Hog drain cleaner model that's designed for your gas-powered or electric machine. For detailed compatibility information, click the Compatibility tab on any product page.

You can also contact us with your pressure washer manufacturer and model number, and we'd be glad to recommend a compatible drain cleaner.

My machine is 3.0 GPM. Why can't I use a jetter rated for 2.9 GPM?

Pressure Washer Flow

The pressure in a Clog Hog Residential drain cleaner increases sharply at all flows over 2.9 GPM.

If your pressure washer is rated more than 2.9 GPM, choose our Commercial Gas sewer jetters rated for 3.0 to 4.0 GPM to avoid overloading your machine.

Overloading your pressure washer will result in constant cycling of its unloader valve and close to zero cleaning and pulling force.

Can I order by phone, mail, fax or email?

We accept credit card orders through our website, and by phone at 800-249-1450 (9-5 M-F CST). Please contact us for assistance if you're having difficulty ordering online.

Note that we don't accept orders by email, fax, or mail, or payments by check.

Can you send me a printed catalog?

We don't provide a printed catalog, but you can download and print this one-page guide (PDF):

Download PDF Product Guide Clog Hog Product Guide (140 KB)

If you live in the US or Canada you can also request a printed copy of our Sewer Jetter Guide with tips and information.

How is it different from a mechanical drain snake?

  • Efficient Power. The Clog Hog drain cleaner pulls itself into clogged pipes using the force of water from your pressure washer. In contrast, a mechanical drain cleaner uses an electric motor that twists a cable into the drain by mechanical force. Drain Snake
  • Thorough Scrubbing. The Clog Hog drain cleaner scrubs your pipes with a high-pressure water spray as it travels up the line.
  • Effective Cleansing. After its jet nozzle breaks apart a clog, the Clog Hog drain cleaner helps wash the residue out of your drain pipe.
  • Less Work. A Clog Hog drain cleaner pulls itself through your pipes so you don't have to wrangle a heavy drain snake cable to reach the clog.
  • Lower Cost. A Clog Hog drain cleaner costs only a fraction of what you'd pay for a mechanical drain snake of the same length.
  • Lighter Weight. You can easily carry a Clog Hog drain cleaner in one hand. Compare this to mechanical drain cleaners that can weigh from 70 to over 250 lbs.
  • Simpler Cleanup. The Clog Hog drain cleaner has no electrical or moving mechanical parts so you can safely clean it with the gentle nozzle of your pressure washer after use. After cleaning you can hang it in your garage or shed without bringing odors indoors.
  • Flexible Setup. Because the Clog Hog drain cleaner is lightweight and easier to keep clean, it can be suitable for both outdoor and indoor use.

The Clog Hog drain cleaner isn't designed to extract tree roots, large rocks or jewelry and can't solve structural piping problems. If you suspect that you might have one of these issues you should contact a licensed plumber for help.

You can visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page for tips to choose the right drain cleaner.

How is it different from other sewer jetters?

Every Clog Hog drain cleaner has these key advantages.

  • Precision made for your size of pressure washer. Your Clog Hog drain cleaner combines specially sized components with a precision machined nozzle to give the best performance with your size of gas or electric pressure washer.
  • Real quality. Every Clog Hog drain cleaner has a sewer jetter hose and nozzle that are manufactured from professional grade materials.
  • Fully assembled and ready to use. Your Clog Hog drain cleaner comes ready to use, with adapters available to fit most sizes of pressure washer, right out of the package.
  • Service before and after the sale. You can contact us for help by email or telephone, before or after you buy.
Pressure Washer Sewer Jetter

Where is it made?

Most Clog Hog drain cleaners are manufactured in the USA, as are most component parts. American made Clog Hog products show a USA badge on the product page.

Preparation and Troubleshooting

How can I help make sure the job will go smoothly?

You can save time by planning your drain cleaning job in advance.

  • Plan your access. It's usually easiest to clear the main drain starting from a downhill opening and working in an uphill direction. Locate both a primary drain opening such a main drain cleanout outside your home or in a basement, and an alternative opening upstream of the clog (should it become necessary) such as an indoor drain opening or a roof vent.Sewer Jetter Safety
  • Get the right safety gear. When using a sewer jetter always wear thick, fluid-resistant work gloves and eye protection.
  • Check your pressure washer. Before connecting your sewer jetter, test your pressure washer by spraying with its highest pressure setting for at least 15 seconds. If the machine works without its engine stalling or the unloader valve cycling off and on, it's likely to be in good condition.
  • Flush all hoses with clean water. A small piece of dirt that could enter your garden hose or high-pressure hose during storage can plug the jetter nozzle, so before connecting the drain cleaner you should always run water through all supply hoses, the pressure washer and trigger gun until you are sure that the water is clean.
  • Know the condition of your pipes. You should call a licensed plumber for help if you suspect that your drains have structural problems caused by foundation cracks or large tree roots, or if you live in an historic home that has ceramic or wood fiber drain pipes.

You can visit our Drain Cleaning Tips page for more tips to unclog different kinds of drains.

What can I do if one of the nozzle jets doesn't spray?

Nozzle jets can sometimes be blocked by sediment and small particles that can be introduced when you store and assemble your garden hose and jetter. To clear a blocked jetter nozzle:

  • Sewer Jetter NozzleInsert a tiny pin into the blocked nozzle and, using care not to break the pin, check to see if this clears the blockage. For easier cleaning we offer a miniature nozzle cleaning tool with a spiral cut, tapered stainless steel shaft.
  • To clear out larger sediment, remove the jetter nozzle by securing the collar of the jetter hose with a wrench and loosening the nozzle with pliers wrapped in a soft cloth. Take care not to twist the steel collar against the hose. Carefully rap the nozzle opening squarely against a clean, hard surface to dislodge the sediment. Then replace and re-tighten the nozzle.

Important: grasp only the exposed metal surfaces of the nozzle and fitting with the pliers or wrench. Do not grasp or twist the jetter hose or any soft coating.

What can I do if no water flows out of the jetter at all?

If no water flows out of the jetter nozzle it's likely that dirt or debris has entered the jetter from an open garden hose or another source.

Note: it's rare for jetters to become completely clogged. However, because a small amount of debris can block your jetter, before connecting the jetter to your pressure washer you should always run water through all supply hoses, the pressure washer and trigger gun until you are certain that the water supply is clean.

If your jetter is completely clogged, first remove the nozzle to check for dirt inside. To remove the jetter nozzle secure the collar of the jetter hose with pliers wrapped in a cloth or a wrench, and loosen the nozzle with a second set of pliers wrapped in a cloth. Take care not to twist the steel collar against the hose. Check the inside of the nozzle for debris.

Important: grasp only the exposed metal surfaces of the nozzle and fitting with the pliers or wrench. Do not grasp or twist the jetter hose or any soft coating.

  • If you find dirt or debris inside the nozzle you can usually remove it by rapping the nozzle opening squarely against a clean, hard surface to dislodge the sediment, or by using a Q-tip®. Then replace and re-tighten the nozzle.
  • If the inside of the nozzle is clean or only partially blocked, a significant amount of dirt or debris could be blocking the opposite (inlet) side of the jetter. It's usually easiest to clear inlet blockages using compressed air from an automotive tire pump or compressor that's connected to the nozzle end of the jetter. Please contact us for assistance before cleaning your jetter with air.

My pressure washer cycles off and on. Is this normal?

When used with a compatible Clog Hog drain cleaner your pressure washer should work without overloading. When a pressure washer is overloaded its unloader valve will cycle off and on. This sounds the same as constantly squeezing and releasing the spray gun trigger, and can result in much lower cleaning efficiency.

  • The most common reason for a pressure washer to become overloaded is reduced performance caused by old gasoline, a gas engine in need of a tune up, or a pressure washer valve that becomes stuck after a long period of inactivity.

    To test your machine's performance before connecting the drain cleaner, use your pressure washer on its most powerful setting. If you can spray normally for at least 15 seconds without the engine stalling or the unloader valve cycling off and on, it's likely that your pressure washer is in good condition.

  • The second most common reason for a pressure washer to become overloaded is dirt or debris entering the jetter from an open garden hose, decaying garden hose seals, or another source.

    To check for a blocked jetter, attach the pressure washer to the garden hose, connect the trigger gun and jetter, turn on the garden hose valve, and without starting the pressure washer squeeze the spray gun trigger so that water at low, household pressure flows through the jetter.

If the jetter hose and nozzle are free of debris you'll see one forward stream and three backward water streams of equal strength spraying from the jetter nozzle.

If the nozzle is blocked you'll see uneven, weak, or fluctuating streams. In this case you can clean the nozzle as shown in the nozzle cleaning section of this page.

I'm having problems reaching the clog. What can I do?

If the sewer jetter has difficulty passing through a particular section of drain pipe there are several possible solutions.

  • You can pulse the flow of water with the pressure washer trigger gun as you pull back on the line and feed it forward. Often times this helps the nozzle pass through an elbow or other transition.
  • You can disconnect the jetter from the pressure washer trigger gun, coil up the exposed line, and turn the bundle several times in a clockwise direction to add some twist to the line. Then reconnect the jetter, resume the flow of water, and try to pass through the area again.
  • Check to be sure that the all of the jetter nozzle orifices are spraying at full force. To check for a partially blocked nozzle, attach the pressure washer to the garden hose, connect the trigger gun and jetter, turn on the garden hose valve, and without starting the pressure washer squeeze the spray gun trigger so that water at low, household pressure flows through the jetter.

    If the jetter hose and nozzle are free of debris you'll see one forward stream and three backward water streams of equal strength spraying from the jetter nozzle.

    If the nozzle is blocked you'll see uneven, weak, or fluctuating streams. For tips to clear a blocked nozzle visit the nozzle cleaning section of this page.
  • If none of these approaches work, you can try an alternative drain opening to reach the clog – for example, by starting at an indoor cleanout under a sink or at a roof vent, and jetting downhill.
  • If your pressure washer is rated below 2.0 GPM, try using a machine with a higher GPM rating to better power the jetter through the pipe.

Shipping, Warranty and Returns

How can I get my sewer jetter delivered faster?

  • Customers in the USA can often receive their orders 1-3 days faster by providing a street address for shipping, and not a PO Box address. Your street address is always required for UPS shipping, since UPS does not deliver to PO boxes.
  • US customers can also specify added-cost Next-Day and 2nd-Day Air delivery. This option appears on the payment page of your checkout, before you enter payment details.
  • Customers outside the USA should provide a telephone number to help speed customs clearance.

How can I get a Clog Hog coupon or discount code?

If you have a Facebook account, you can visit visit our Facebook page, click the Gift Code link, like our page, and get a gift code good for $5 off the purchase of a sewer jetter.

If you live in the USA or Canada, you can also request a free printed Sewer Jetter Guide by mail. The back page of the printed Sewer Jetter Guide that is delivered by mail has a Clog Hog Web Coupon good for $5 off the purchase of a sewer jetter. Please allow up to three weeks for USPS delivery of your printed copy.

Where do you ship Clog Hog products?

We ship to the Continental USA by UPS and USPS. We ship to other regions worldwide by US Postal Service Priority Mail. Shipping rates are calculated at checkout.

For delivery to US military FPO addresses please choose USPS shipping when you check out.

How much does US or international shipping cost?

To find an exact shipping cost before entering any payment card information, visit your product page, click Add to Cart, on the first Cart page enter your country, state or province, postal code, and choice of service. Additional delivery options may be offered when you check out.

How long until I receive my order?

We ship on the same day more than 90% of orders received online before 3:00 PM (US Central time) Monday through Friday, except on UPS holidays.

  • Standard delivery to the Continental USA usually takes 3-5 business days after receipt of your order.
  • Standard delivery to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico usually takes 4-6 business days after receipt of your order.
  • Priority Mail International delivery to most countries outside the USA usually takes 6-12 business days after receipt of your order. Backlog in your local customs can sometimes add several days to this delivery time.
  • Customers in the USA can specify added-cost Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air shipping at checkout.

To calculate a detailed US delivery time estimate visit the UPS website. We ship from near Austin, Texas , our Zip Code is 78613, and our standard shipping is by UPS Ground. Note that to view UPS Ground delivery times you must specify a weekday shipping date.

From where do you ship?

We ship from the Austin, Texas area.

Do you have local retailers in the USA, Canada or other countries?

Clog Hog products are sold online; there are no international retailers who stock our products.

Our products are delivered outside the USA by USPS Priority Mail. Delivery times for international orders usually range from 3 to 4 weeks, including backlog in your local customs office. Delivery from customs to your address is by your national postal service, who may charge sales tax.

You can see your exact shipping cost, before entering any payment card information, by adding your item(s) to the Cart, and on the first Cart page entering your country and postal code.

Can I get parts to repair my sewer jetter?

You can contact us if you need parts to repair your Clog Hog drain cleaner. Please let us know the email address or name and Zip code used on your order so that we can provide the correct items.

What is your return policy?

Please visit our Warranty page for details about our return policy.