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A. E. EILERTS EN. SANITARY CLEAN-OUT HOSE NOZZLE.
APPLICATION FILED lULY,13,1914.
"1,182,898. Patented May16 1916.
AUGUST E. EILERTSEN, OF STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT.
SANITARY GLEAN-OUT HOSE-NOZZLE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 16, 1916.
Application filed July 13, 1914. Serial No. 850,728.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, AUGUST E. EILERTSEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Stamford, in the county of Fairfield, State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Sanitary Clean- Out Hose-Nozzles; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to clean-outs for plumbing systems and more particularly for soil or waste pipes and the like.
At the present time, when cleaning out systems of this nature, it is usually necessary to bore one or more holes in one of the pipe sections and employ a wire, which is passed through these openings, for relieving the stoppage, this being a very unpleasant undertaking and one which involves a considerable amount of labor, it being necessary when the cleaning is done to cover or plug up these holes.
It is therefore my purpose in carrying out the invention, to obviate this unsanitary, laborious and expensive method, by providing a clean-out which may be permanently arranged in a soil pipe or the like and to which an ordinary hose may-be conveniently applied, water being forced through the device under pressure and the pipe thus quickly and easily cleaned.
A further object of the invention resides in the provision of an article of this character, which is mounted for rotation in one of the pipe sections and may be readily set in the desired position to direct the water either upward or downward in the pipe as occasion demands.
With the above and other objects of.
being designated as a whole by the letter B and arranged in the fitting in the manner and for the purpose to be subsequently described.
In detail, the device comprises a tubular member 10, which is exteriorly threaded as at 11 to receive a tightening nut 12 for se curing the device in position in a pipe and is formed on one end with a laterally directed nozzle 13, the bore of which is constricted as at 14 whereby a stream of water under comparatively high pressure will be discharged therefrom. The tubular member 10 is further formed adjacent the nozzle 13 with a flange 15 and at its extremity is reduced and threaded as at 16 to receive the coupling end of an ordinary hose, a cap nut 17 when the device is not in use, being en; gaged upon this threaded portion to close the outer end of the device and prevent any leakage therethrough from the soil pipe.
In applying the device the member 10 is passed through an opening 18 in the fitting with the flange 15 engaging its inner wall and the nozzle 13 in positionvto discharge into the pipe. A washer 19 is then slipped over the said member against the outer wall of the fitting and the nut 12 engaged with and tightened upon the threads 11 to retain the device securely in position.
To clean the pipe the cap nut 17 is removed and the coupling end of a hose engaged upon the threaded portion 16 of the member 10, water being con eyed through the hose from any suitable source and discharged into the pipe through the nozzle 13. Should it be desired to clean the pipe in the opposite direction the nut 12 is loosened and the nozzle rotated to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1, the nut being then again tightened and the above operation repeated. It may be further added that suitable characters such as the letters F and B or the words Front and Back may be stamped in the beveled portion 20 of the tubular member to indicate the direction in which the nozzle is pointing, thereby enabling the operator to readily set the device in the desired position to effect the cleaning of the pipe. As shown in Fig. 1, this arrangement provides for the injection of a clean-out or flushing stream centrally and upwardly through the drain pipe, it being noted that in the present instance the T-construction illustrated is a forty-five degree T.
What is claimed is:
The combination with a soil pipe having an opening formed in its wall, of a tubular member, a lateral nozzle formed upon one end of said member, an annular flange on the member adjacent the nozzle for uninterruptedly engaging the inner wall of the pipe to limit the movement of the member through the opening, that part of the member which projects outwardly through the opening being threaded, a washer on the projected end of the member, a nut engaged with the threads of the member and operable to force the washer against the pipe, whereby the flange is drawn tightly against the inner surface of the pipe to positively hold the nozzle with its outlet projected upwardly 0r downwardly in the pipe, and means for normally closing the projected end of the member.
In testimony whereof, I affiX my signature, in the presence of two witnesses.
AUGUST E. EILERTSEN.
lVitnesses CLARA S. W'oITKE, ADELBERT A. SKIEL.
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