Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimmyH Caused a heck of a mess but it worked
Used this under the advise of a neighbor and didn't think it would work. Made this up, attached to a 5ft section of pipe. Dug a trench on one side and a hole in the other side. Turned the water on and started making a huge mess. Thing took off like a fire hose. I grabbed hold of it and jammed it in the hole to start digging. Immediately the trench filled with water. Pulled back and forth and started making it through. Soon there was water starting to collect in the other hole. Before I knew it I was through. Turned water off and waited about an hour for the water level to drop and sure enough. It worked. Best $4 I ever spent.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ddarko Works great on soft soils
I was able to tunnel under 30' of patio with this kit. Worked great, although my soils is extremely soft and sandy. I could see this not working as well in clay soils, but if you have the right soil type it works incredibly well.
I recommend connecting to threaded adapters so that you can re-use it. I've used mine for a couple tunneling projects.
August 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by digger45 Does work in stiff clay soil!
I was skeptical that this would work in heavy red and gray stiff clay soil, but it worked! It wasn't easy, and took *a lot* of muscling it through. In the end, I spanned a 28' driveway in about 40 minutes. Use leveling blocks at the entrance hole to make sure you have a level start.
August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GAP Labor-money saver
Used this product along with flexible pvc and wet shop vac to tunnel under sidewalk 3 feet wide with plenty of hard caliche in just under 10 min saved me at least$150 from a few estimates that I got
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OCDDiyer Can't believe this actually worked!
I was really skeptical about using this. I needed to have something to install a drip line for my Mister Landscaper irrigation system under the sidewalk of my front yard. I'm not too handy, but I didn't want to hire anyone to do it. This actually worked. I tunneled under my 36-inch sidewalk in about 2 minutes. It took longer to dig the tunnel and wait for the kit to dry on the PVC pipe.
Just some tidbits. If you use a 1 inch PVC pipe, you're going to need to also purchase 2 1-inch couplings to connect the kit parts to the PVC pipe. (The kit parts are 1 inch in width). Anything smaller than 1 inches, and I don't think you'll need the couplings.
This all ended up costing me about $15. You'll have to get this kit, the PVC pipe, and the PVC welding solvent.
May 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TrespassersW Worked great for clay soil
I was a little skeptical about it, but given the low price it was worth trying. :) The result has by far exceeded my expectations! I glued the kit parts to 3/4 PVC pipe, connected it to a garden hose and after little preparation made a 4' tunnel in just a few minutes. Wow! This is unbelievably easy and cost effective solution! Totally recommended.
June 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BN Ok, but rather large nozzle
I tried to go through our local clay soils with this, and had rather mixed results. The nozle end here has a rather large hole making for a somewhat dull stream with little cutting power. I eded up doing better with a garden nozzle that I could adjust to a fine hard stream. That did the trick, though slowly.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SnRinB Does its job
We live in Boulder Co, with nasty (clay/rocky/heavy) soil, so we were afraidthis product would not work for us. But it tunnelled onder 4+ feet of sidewalk quickly and easily, worked perfectly! Only hard part was digging the trench ahead of time to get it flat and in line before turning on the water.
July 29, 2013