I need your help. One of my neighbors has recently been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
He has been in the sewer jetting field for over 30 years. He has amassed a huge amount of equipment in that realm. He is having an auction to sell off his equipment because “Nobody else knows what it’s worth and after I die they’ll let it go for nothing” (said gruffly in a tone that only he can pull off)
I have searched for an active jetting forum and have come up empty handed. The ones I have found are dead.
Do any of you guys have ties to the sewer jetting forums or anything? I would like to place the ad to his auction on their forums (if they are fortunate enough to have a forum such as this)
I feel that his equipment is so specialized that it won’t bring anything around here.
Thanks in advance.
The equipment is not as specialized as you might think, Most plumbers around here have a sewer jetting system. It is basically a power washer with a skinny hose and specific tips. It is trailer mounted or dolly mounted?
As far as equipment, in general used equipment is worth at most $.50 on the dollar new and probably going to get closer to $.30-$.40. Depends on condition, model, etc…
Doug: I was in the sewer and drain business back in the 80s and 90s. There is a trade magazine called the pumper and another called the cleaner. I haven’t looked at them for years but they are the bible of sewer and drain cleaning. I don’t know what type of equipment your neighbor has but if he did municipal (large) pipe those were big machines (tandem truck) and depending on age and type could be worth $50,000 and much higher. If he was doing light commercial or residential the trailer mounted units could range from $20,000 and higher. Again it just depends on age and condition and type. Sorry to ramble! google cleaner magazine or pumper magazine. If I remember correctly it was published in Wisconsin. Lots of classifieds there. Good luck!
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