“I don’t want competitors to know I use this tool. Some customers think I have super powers.” That’s Omar Taylor talking about the lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram® from General Pipe Cleaners. The innovative tool safely, quickly and cleanly clears clogged sinks and showers, toilets and tubs with Kinetic Energy. And it’s given the young Read more
Just the Tip
“I don’t want competitors to know I use this tool. Some customers think I have super powers.”
That’s Omar Taylor talking about the lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram® from General Pipe Cleaners.
The innovative tool safely, quickly and cleanly clears clogged sinks and showers, toilets and tubs with Kinetic Energy. And it’s given the young, Indiana-based plumber a clear competitive edge.
Taylor comes from three generations of professionals. In business for over six years, he routinely subcontracts for a major national plumbing and drain cleaning company specializing in franchise services.
“Jobs that take guys an hour with cable machines, I do in just 5 minutes,” he says. “It’s like they say in the movie, ‘Who you gonna call?’ With my Kinetic Water Ram, I handle emergencies super quick!”
Fast, Clean Work
That’s why Taylor prefers General’s pioneering tool for rapidly clearing many common residential and commercial clogs. Call it his “secret identity”!
“I’ve earned a reputation for prompt, clean service with minimal disruption,” he says. “Most customers can’t believe how fast I handle their problems.”
Kinetic Water Ram unleashes a powerful burst of compressed air that drives a shock wave (kinetic energy) through water at 4,700 ft./second – instantly breaking up the stoppage. There’s no pressure build-up within the system, either. The shock wave bypasses stacks and vents. 98% of the force is directed down the line and only 2% against pipe walls.
The Kinetic Water Ram easily clears hair, rust, grease, sediment, and scale from lines from 1-1/4″ up to 4″ in diameter. It’s especially effective clearing slow draining tubs when the stoppage is on the far side of a drum trap – or through narrow lines in trailer homes that can be hard on a snake.
Taylor first learned of the Kinetic Water Ram when a training supervisor watched him struggle snaking the old trap of a clogged basement shower drain.
“After a while he said, ‘Let me show you how to really do it, son’,” Taylor recalls. “The supervisor got his Kinetic Water Ram, pumped it up, and immediately cleared the clog.”
That’s when Taylor became a true believer.
“The Kinetic Water Ram is perfect for all kinds of drain cleaning problems,” he claims. “It’s amazing on grease in kitchen sinks, hair and scum in bathtubs, and toilet paper and disposable wipes in commodes.”
An optional toilet attachment screws onto the front of the Kinetic Water Ram – permitting firmer positioning in the bowl and acting like a powerful plunger.
The Pro’s Favorite
And Omar Taylor’s not the only “true believer.”
“It takes longer to write-up the bill than to unclog a drain with that tool.” says Dale Smith, owner of D. Smith Plumbing Services in Jayess, Mississippi.
“When several people call you early in the morning or late at night, you can’t afford to spend 3 or 4 hours at each place,” Smith adds. “The Kinetic Water Ram lets me do multiple jobs daily – with time to spare.”
Dale Smith calls it “amazing” on bathtubs. “I’ve cleared hundreds – many with old-fashioned lever-actuated stoppers that prevent me from using a cable machine,” he notes. “Kinetic Water Ram handles them all.”
Compact Design Scores Points
Smith also values the tool’s portability.
“In the past, I’ve snaked through roof vents to clear clogs,” he says. That meant dragging a heavy, awkward cable machine to the roof. “Now I can handle most jobs with my lightweight Kinetic Water Ram.”
General’s tool comes standard with flexible cone seals from 1-1/4″ to 4″ in diameter, caulking hose, and five tapered valves for sealing openings from 1-1/4″ through 4”. A Schraeder valve for use with an external air compressor when clearing difficult blockages is also provided.
Boosting Professionalism & Productivity
“It’s super-simple to use,” Omar Taylor concludes.
Simply pump the Kinetic Water Ram to the desired pressure, plug overflows to prevent splash back, and firmly position the flexible cone over the drain opening. One snap of the trigger unleashes a powerful shock wave, instantly clearing clogs.
That’s especially important when customers see Taylor clearing clogged drains with such amazing speed and cleanliness.
“They think I’m a ‘Super Hero’ of Indiana plumbers,” Taylor jokes. “That’s why I like keeping my Kinetic Water Ram secret from competitors!”
General’s Root 66 is “sheer joy” to customers and owner Working for others over 12 years, Tyler Scott dreamed of owning his own drain cleaning company. So when his wife Elizabeth inspired him to start Pipe Dreams Sewer & Drain, LLC in Milton, Vermont, he knew from experience that rugged, reliable tools prove crucial to Read more
General’s Root 66 is “sheer joy” to customers and owner
Working for others over 12 years, Tyler Scott dreamed of owning his own drain cleaning company.
So when his wife Elizabeth inspired him to start Pipe Dreams Sewer & Drain, LLC in Milton, Vermont, he knew from experience that rugged, reliable tools prove crucial to commercial success.
And that’s why the Root 66 sectional drain cleaning machine from General Pipe Cleaners anchors his drain cleaning equipment arsenal.
“Business reputation means everything to us,” Scott says. “So it’s absolutely pivotal that we maintain the highest standards for residential and business customers to count on – time and time again. Root 66 makes that possible!”
“We compared several machines,” he recalls, “And for strength, durability, ease-of-use, and function, only Root 66 met our standards.”
“Above all,” Scott quickly adds, “It’s American-made! General’s quality products outlive everything else on the market!”
Designed to clear practically any inside or rooftop drain, the versatile Root 66 power drain cleaner uses 5/8″ or 7/8″ sectional cables interchangeably – with no adapters or tools required to change cable sizes.
“I use both cable sizes on a frequent basis,” he says. “We could face a sink stoppage today, a main line clog tomorrow, or both in one service appointment. Cables switch with ease.”
Taking Command Of Clogs
And it’s field-proven – continually, Tyler Scott asserts.
“We call it ‘The General’,” he winks. “Root 66 has saved the day – many a time!”
Like when Pipe Dreams Sewer & Drain was called to a cabin – “site of a severe back up that already defeated another drain cleaning service”.
Customers frankly feared the worst – hours, possibly days, of serious disruptions.
After set up, Scott started augering from a cramped clean-out beneath the structure. In a crawlspace just tall enough for his machine, he “had to lay nearly flat”.
Still, even in such tight conditions, Scott easily operated General’s compact, efficient Root 66.
Engaging the drive handle provides plenty of cable torque from the 1/2 hp capacitor motor. Releasing the drive handle immediately stops cable rotation – with no additional torque build-up.
General’s kink-resistant sectional cables offer outstanding strength and exceptional cutting power on serious stoppages.
“I removed clump after clump of large, tangled root masses,” Scott grins, “and about 35 minutes after starting, cleared the line.”
His customers were elated.
“They were literally smiling ear to ear,” he says. “In fact, their reaction was the most memorable thing: sheer joy at avoiding a horrendous situation!”
It’s A Beast!
Another job at a middle school recreational field required the Root 66 to restore flow in an old cast iron pipe from a septic tank to a distribution box.
The line proved, Scott discovered, “filled with heavy debris”.
After hooking to an inverter off his service van, Scott’s Root 66 literally tunneled through about 15 feet of rubble – opening the conduit and permitting replacement of the damaged pipe.
“With minimal effort, the Root 66 successfully cleared a pipe packed with dirt and rocks,” Scott says. “This machine is a beast!”
Compact & Transportable
With the Root 66, Scott declares, “I can carry all I need to a jobsite in one trip – without breaking my back!”
The wide, four-point base ensures excellent stability. It’s as “stable and sturdy as a brick house”, he remarks. “The weight lets me apply generous amounts of torque without hopping or tipping the machine.”
General also offers an optional drum with smaller Flexicore® cables. Attached to the back of Root 66, it reliably clears sinks and other small drain lines.
Other Root 66 accessories include cable carriers and a toolbox. Standard equipment includes a ground fault circuit interrupter, double palm leather gloves, and a rear guide hose.
Scott’s equipment mix also includes a variety of General cutters and accessories.
His Business Builder
“‘The General’ has yet to disappoint – or let us, or a customer, down,” Tyler Scott concludes. “I’m confident it can handle anything I throw at it!”
Root 66 performance and reliability have become promotional points of pride, too.
“I’ve considered doing a weekly post called ‘Follow The General’ on our social media page, with pictures of our Root 66 on the job. And we even considered working it into the design for the vinyl wrap on our service van!”
But Tyler Scott admits even deeper appreciation for General’s powerful tool.
“Carrying the Root 66 makes me feel prepared, confident, and ready to face any drain cleaning challenge!”
For more information, contact the Drain Brains at 800-245-6200, or visit www.drainbrain.com/root66
“Gen-Eye camera systems easily and accurately spot trouble in sewer lines – diapers, cell phones, toys – you name it,” James Capelli says. “But a boa constrictor tops them all!” The snake somehow migrated to the women’s restroom of a commercial office building. “It kept poking its head up through toilets – and scaring all Read more
“Gen-Eye camera systems easily and accurately spot trouble in sewer lines – diapers, cell phones, toys – you name it,” James Capelli says. “But a boa constrictor tops them all!”
The snake somehow migrated to the women’s restroom of a commercial office building. “It kept poking its head up through toilets – and scaring all the ladies!”
That’s when Capelli, then employed by a local plumber, rode to the rescue with Gen-Eye® video inspection equipment.
He summarily spotted the reluctant reptile. And animal control extracted the scary serpent.
Crisis swiftly solved – thanks to General Pipe Cleaners’ camera system.
Track Record Of Trust & Performance
Fast-forward several years. Now Capelli owns Capelli Plumbing in San Leandro, CA.
“We handle lots of residential and light commercial work in the San Francisco area,” he says. “And I wanted a tough, compact video package to inspect the 1-1/2″ to 4″ lines of our apartment-maintenance customers.”
That’s why James Capelli chose the compact Gen-Eye POD from General Pipe Cleaners. “It’s a tiny little thing,” he chuckles. “You just grab it – and go!”
But while Capelli built his business around General equipment, he “carefully researched other camera systems” before making the purchase. “I really did my homework before investing.”
The economical Gen-Eye POD integral video inspection system combines mini-color camera, reel and monitor into an easy to transport, all-in-one package.
The Gen-Eye MINI-POD carries 125 ft. or 175 ft. of Gel-Rod and the color mini-camera is small enough to trouble shoot 2″ to 3″ conduits.
The full size Gen-Eye POD reel carries 200 ft. of Gel-Rod for 3″ to 10″ lines. Tough Gel-Rod® protects against moisture damage. If cut or abraded, the gel in the rod automatically seals the break – preventing the wires from shorting-out and protecting your investment. Its Kevlar® braid, fiberglass core and durable sheath offer maximum pushing and pulling power.
“It’s really rugged and reliable,” Capelli claims. “I use it at least two or three times a week.”
The Gen-Eye POD features a bright 7″ LCD monitor on a gooseneck for easy viewing in all directions – all in a padded case with sunscreen. General’s compact package can be also operated vertically or horizontally.
Capelli really likes that combination of features. “In tight spots, I can easily adjust the monitor for others to see what I’m doing,” the California-based plumbing pro adds.
Wi-Fi lets you send video to your smartphone or tablet to be recorded and sent to your customers. A 512 Hz transmitter is included for precise camera locating with General’s Hot-Spot® pipe locator.
A new Reel Cover made of a durable poly-canvas material keeps the jobsite clean. It fits snuggly around the camera reel and is securely held in place with Velcro tabs, yet it can be easily removed to inspect or hose off the push rod between job.
Equipment Depth Enhances Professional Reputation
James Capelli really loves his Gen-Eye POD. “But without a doubt,” he adds, “General Pipe Cleaners produces the best cable drain cleaning equipment around.”
Bottom line? “General drain cleaning and pipe inspection tools have always been reliable – and exceeded expectations,” James Capelli concludes. “They’re the best out there!”
To learn more about what the Gen-Eye POD can do for you, contact the Drain Brains® at General at 800-245-6200, or visit www.drainbrain.com/geneye.
RectorSeal®, Houston, a leading manufacturer of quality HVAC/R and plumbing tools and accessories and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSW Industrials, Inc. [NASDAQ: CSWI], adds new and improved 13-inch Big Foot® H-Frame kit to the company’s expansive line of HVAC products. The Big Foot 13-inch H-Frame kit is designed for ideal rooftop support of ancillary equipment Read more
RectorSeal®, Houston, a leading manufacturer of quality HVAC/R and plumbing tools and accessories and a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSW Industrials, Inc. [NASDAQ: CSWI], adds new and improved 13-inch Big Foot® H-Frame kit to the company’s expansive line of HVAC products.
The Big Foot 13-inch H-Frame kit is designed for ideal rooftop support of ancillary equipment, including ducts, pipes, and cable trays. Available in three sizes, Small, Large, and Mega, Big Foot H-Frame kits are suitable for internal or external applications ranging from -220 degrees to 1760 degrees.
The new 13-inch H-Frame Kit differs from the current assortment, with its improved flexibility to accept multiple sized struts or threaded bar – 13/16 x 1 5/8″, 1 9/16 x 1 1/2″ and 1 5/8 x 1 5/8″ strut, and 1 9/16 x 1 9/16 box section steel. The EPDM anti-vibration mats come adhered to the 13″ x 13″ new look feet, which conforms better to uneven surfaces.
Big Foot systems set a new standard for free-standing, non-penetrative frames. The rugged stance, modular flexibility, and architecturally friendly systems provide optimum weight distribution coupled with quick on-site leveling and a reduced risk of roof leaks. Big Foot systems do not penetrate the waterproof membrane of roofing, avoiding the requirement for the difficult installation of flashing around structures. With up to a maximum load capacity of 1,100 pounds, weather-resistant Big Foot H-Frame kits offer outstanding installation flexibility.
Big Foot bases are constructed of glass-filled Nylon with UV protection. The frameworks are hot-dip galvanized for all-weather protection. Further, they are tested to ASTM (Salt Mist) B117 and G85 (Acetic Salt Mist) standards.
Since 1937, RectorSeal has offered products that have built a steadily growing and loyal following among contractors due to differentiated and proven product performance. Further, RectorSeal is often the first to tackle and solve challenges faced by professional trade contractors.
Jones Stephens introduces PEXALGAS™, an innovative, multilayer PEX-AL-PEX solution that accelerates and simplifies gas piping installations. PEXALGAS™ is certified to International Fuel & Gas Code, International Residential Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, and meets ASTM and AS standards. As a result of the proprietary and unique design, PEXALGAS™ flow rates can exceed and outperform that of traditional Read more
Jones Stephens introduces PEXALGAS™, an innovative, multilayer PEX-AL-PEX solution that accelerates and simplifies gas piping installations. PEXALGAS™ is certified to International Fuel & Gas Code, International Residential Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, and meets ASTM and AS standards. As a result of the proprietary and unique design, PEXALGAS™ flow rates can exceed and outperform that of traditional gas piping methods, allowing for up to 60% reduction in material. Installation is approximately 50% faster than traditional gas piping methods, and it’s up to 50% lighter in weight.
The PEXALGAS™ multilayer system combines the positive features that are typical of crosslinked polyethylene PEX-b and those of aluminum, introducing excellent flexibility and malleability – fundamental features for accelerating and simplifying installation operations.
Its total resistance to corrosion, construction materials, and the principal chemical compounds allows it to be used in the most applications. The range of PEXALGAS™ fittings, accessories, and tools is particularly wide and allows all requirements to be satisfied.
Use of the PEXALGAS™ system is subject to state and local approvals. Confirm approval for use with the governing authorities for your project location before installing this product.
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