Safer manhole. Faster stringer.
Our Ripcord Ventilator creates a safe pipeline work environment almost instantly with cross ventilation. When used as a line stringer, your line will be pulled manhole to manhole in seconds. Cut deflection testing time by over half when used to pull our aluminum Whistle Gauges.
THE RIGHT SIZE FOR ANY JOB
Available in two different sizes, our Ripcord Ventilator fits any manhole opening between 18” and 30” while providing 4,130 CFM at 3.0" WG. These smokers are best for lines up to 48”. The Super Smoker, on the other hand, fits manhole openings from 24” to 30”, and provides 8,761 CFM at 3.0" WG. It is also best for lines up to 48”. Both models are available with either Honda or Briggs & Stratton engines.
SAFE LINES INSTANTLY
Cross ventilation removes dangerous gases from the system virtually instantly, while blow in ventilation only dilutes them.
QUIET WORK SPACE
With the machine at an adjacent manhole, there are no noisy engines sitting above the person working in the manhole.
QUICK DEFLECTION TEST
Connect the a parachute to your Whistle Gauge, and the rope reel to the other side. Start your ventilator at an adjacent manhole, lower in the gauge, and it will pull through the line in under 20 seconds - a fraction of the time of standard tests.
CAST ALUMINUM PROP
Precision balanced cast aluminum props provide years of dependable service. Does not warp like plastic props will due to the heat of sitting directly under an engine.
BLOW IN VENTILATION
For areas where cross ventilation isn't possible, we offer a blow in ventilation kit
KIT FOR LINE STRINGING
Use the Ripcord Ventilator for lightening fast line stringing with our stringer kit.