Fletcher Plumbing has the capability to handle most medium to small Municipal service needs for sewer, storm and water repairs. We have listed the services we require and have included pictures of some of our equipment and techniques. Fletcher’s has a full compliment of necessary equipment at our disposal to enable us for fast emergency service. Services we offer: Jetting & Vacuum Services
- 10 Cubic Yards Debris Tank with hydraulic unloading
- 1500 Gallon water carrying capacity
- 3600 CFM of Positive Displacement Vacuum capability
- Up to 80 GPM @ 2000 PSI Up to 800’ of 1” Front Mount jet hose
- Up to 80 GPM @ 2000 PSI Up to 600’ of ½” Side mount jet hose
- 5’ True telescoping boom with 210 degree rotation
- Hydro excavation capability
Applications Our Camel Vacuum truck is designed for through drain line jetting and cleaning of storm or sewer lines from 4” – 48”. The truck is equipped with a main jet hose of 1” diameter , 800’ long for the larger line cleaning. Truck is also equipped with a smaller ½” diameter jet hose for jetting 3” & 4” lines of up to 600’ in length. The line cleaning can be controlled in pressure and in volume of up to 2000 psi @ 80 GPM. Truck is also used to vacuum up liquids and get access to lines that need cleaning. In addition to line cleaning this truck is set up for hydro excavation and has a capacity of 10 cubic yards of debris hauling capability.
- Up to 11 GPM @ 2500 PSI Cold Water
- Up to 8 GPM @ 2500 PSI @ 140 degrees hot water
- 400’ ½” Lateral jet hose for cold water
- 250’ 3/8” lateral jet hose for hot water
- 300 Gallon on board water capacity
This hydro jet trailer is excellent for cleaning of drain line or storm lines where no vacuum of liquids is necessary. In addition to the high pressure jet cleaning trailer has capability to use hot water to clean lines with up to 8 GPM at 140 degrees. This helps in lines that may have large amounts of grease build up.
- Trenchless: Pipe Bursting
- Equipment: Pipe Gene TA – 40
- Pull up to 8” Pipes
- 80,000 pounds of pulling strength
- Continues pulls of up to 400 FT
Pipe bursting is a method of replacing a pipe by pulling a new pipe through the center of the old pipe and splitting the old pipe out of the way. A typical application of pipe bursting is to replace a line from point “A” to point “B” but it is necessary to have to pits open that access the existing pipe in ground. This method of replacement uses brute strength to pull a chain that is attached to a splitting head through the old pipe while hooked to the replacement pipe. At the end of the pull the new pipe has replaced the old pipe. The mussel of the bursting machine is a hydraulic ram that may vary from 20,000 to 2400,000 pound of pulling strength. Machine is compact and portable that only requires a 3’ x 3’ hole to be set up in. This explains the need for one pit, the second pit is need to give access for the new pipe into the old pipe. The pipe used for this method of pipe replacement is H.D.P.E. or (High Density Polyethylene). This pipe is available in most common sizes. In some sizes it is available in 20’, 40’ and 500’ rolled. The rolled version allows us to minimize the area required to hold the replacement pipe on the job site, equating to not closing streets, trip hazards, or sidewalks.
Pipe bursting is mainly designed to be used in areas where open trench methods are too expensive, not applicable, or not allowed to be done. Pipe bursting is not necessarily less expensive then open trenching in certain areas but is almost always less invasive and destructive.
Equipment: 2005 Ditchwitch 921 Bore Machine
- Bore up to 12" diameter
- Bore up to one continuous 400' line
- Ground level start
- Sewer, water, utilities
- 9200 lbs of pull back
- Directional and depth steering capabilities
- 15 years of directional drilling experience
Directional Drilling is another form of trenchless pipe replacement. This form is more versatile then pipe bursting because of ground level starting and steerable drilling. The disadvantages of this equipment compared to pipe bursting is the equipment is much larger, it requires support equipment, locating of underground utilities by pot holing and exposing obstacles that could be hit by drill. The advantage to this equipment over pipe bursting is there is no requirement for pipe to already be in ground. This equipment makes its on holes. Additional advantages are it can bore any type of plastic pipes, or conduits, can pull multiple lines at same time or package.
The drill works off pushing and rotating steel rods into the ground while it flowing high pressure water out the drill head to tunnel its way through the dirt. Continuing to add steel pipes as it drills farther and farther along. The progress and direction of the drill head is guided by a second man with locating equipment that tells where it is located, what depth, pitch, rotation, and head temperature. The second man continues to guide the drill to its location. Once the location is achieved the drill head is removed from the drill pipe and a increaser head installed. Behind the increaser head the pipe or package is connected. The drill then pulls the increaser head back to the drill while also pulling the pipe or package. Water is continued to flow to help increase the hole size. Once the increaser is back to the drill it is removed and the pipe is installed. Another disadvantage to pipe bursting is the directional drill is messy and requires the support of the Vacuum trailer to control the mud spoils displaced from the ground.
Directional Drilling is not necessarily more cost effective then conventional open trenching but is much less invasive and destructive. Where most effective to be used is street crossings, under buildings, in areas where open trenching not allowed.
Thumping or None directional boring is for work where short sidewalks, drive ways, or road crossings where open trenching would be prohibitive. This equipment is capable of distances of up to 50’ to 75’ in certain types of soils. Equipment works by open a small starter trench or pit and a small receiving, line and level the piece of equipment on your target and turn loose. Double check your start level and target alignment. When equipment reaches pit, new pipe or product will then be hooked to equipment and pull backwards into starting pit. Equipment is capable of pipe diameter of 2” – 4”.
- 2-Vac Master SPCA 800 POT Hole Machines
- 800 Gallon Spoils Capacity
- 150 Gallon Fresh Water Carrying Capacity
- 4" Vacuum Hose, with 780 CFM
- 34 HP Diesel Motor
- 2250 PSI @ 3 GPM Digging Wand
This small version of our Camel Truck is designed for hydro excavation. This giant vacuum cleaner goes with the Directional bore machine as support equipment when we drill. This versatile tool is used most for pot hole excavating and day lighting underground utilities for drilling, or surveying areas where work to be done. Most valuable when excavating emergency broken water mains that do not have time for USA, without breaking any additional underground utilities. So damage free excavating!
- Max Pipe Lining System
- Truck with on board hot water pipe lining speed cure
- Pipe lining of up to 8" Diameter
- Spot repairs of up to 18" diameter x 10' long
Cured In Place Pipe Rehabilitation is another form of trenchless pipe rebuilding and repair that Fletcher Plumbing offers.