Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TGR worked
Worked great had to go under a 22 ft patio no problem
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Worked like a charm
I needed to run 3/4 PVC under my sidewalk (~4 ft wide) to be able to automatically water plants on the other side. We have very hard clay soil so I didn't have high expectation that this will do the job. After attaching the right length of pipe, I dug a trench on one side so that the pipe would lay flat. Surprisingly, the pipe got through to the other side in just couple of minutes. You have to work the pipe back and forth but each time, I was able to advance the pipe several inches. The biggest part of the job was digging the trench so the pipe can be positioned horizontally. Definitely a cost effective solution. BTW, my water pressure is 80psi which I'm sure helped.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MmmCorn Works on Sewers too
I bought this to break up roots that were causing a clog in my 4" sewer line. I had been using a snake that was bringing up tiny bits at a time and it was not working very well.
The 3/4" PVC needed to build this tool wouldn't flex around the bend in the pipe, so I had to connect them with about 2" of pipe instead of as directed for tunneling. The result was that I had to use the hose to push, but that was fine since the tool was following a pipe rather than digging its own tunnel. It only took a few minutes of shoving the hose into the clog, pulling back and pushing again. It was so easy I may not even cut down the tree that put its roots into the pipe.
January 30, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by okolowicz Love this thing!
Every once in a while you stumble across a tool that is so simple yet makes life sooo much easier. This was one of those times.
I found out about this kit via Google and saw a YouTube video of it. I bought it with high hopes but frankly, never expected it to work as well as it does in the video. I'm here to tell you it does. It was awesome. I had a 5 foot wide walkway to tunnel under and it worked like a champ. I cannot recommend this kit enough.
January 12, 2015