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“The compact size makes it great for one-man operation – and it’s perfect for much of the work I do!” That’s Craig Casteen describing the lightweight JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ from General Pipe Cleaners. Owner of Casteen Plumbing & Repair in Rose Hill, NC, Casteen can find himself in some pretty tight spots. “There are lots of Read more

“The compact size makes it great for one-man operation – and it’s perfect for much of the work I do!”

That’s Craig Casteen describing the lightweight JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ from General Pipe Cleaners.

Owner of Casteen Plumbing & Repair in Rose Hill, NC, Casteen can find himself in some pretty tight spots.

“There are lots of crawl spaces beneath homes in North Carolina,” he says. “And I’m often under someone’s house – by myself – doing plumbing and drain cleaning work.”

Inside jobs can be cramped, too. “I clear lots of kitchen clogs – and do contract service work on apartments,” Casteen adds. “So I can get into even tighter spots!”

Compact Water Jet Provides The Solution

That’s why Casteen chose General’s JM-1000 Mini-Jet.

The compact, lightweight, electric-powered JM-1000 Mini-Jet is great for clearing grease, sand and ice from small, 1-1/2” to 3” lines – up to 50 feet long.

For extensive outside jobs, Casteen uses the larger, more powerful, gas-powered JM-3000 water jet. “General water jets are great for clearing grease and slurry – but kitchen sinks are the number one place for inside grease problems,” he observes. “And the JM-1000 is perfect for spot-clearing kitchen stoppages.”

It’s excellent on laundry drains and other small lines, too. General’s 1500 psi of raw cleaning power hits soft stoppages with high-pressure, wall-to-wall water streams – and flushes them away.

Design Meets Tough Requirements

General offers an option of tough stainless steel braid hose to help the hose slide smoothly down 1-1/2” to 3” drain lines – and more easily navigates tight bends. The 3/16” Teflon core also reduces flow resistance, further improving small line cleaning power.

Pulse technology also helps slide the hose around tight bends and farther down lines. It breaks the initial tension between the hose surface and pipe walls, increasing cleaning power. And it separates General’s Jet-Set from ordinary pressure washers.

“General’s nozzle design negotiates twists and turns very well,” Casteen remarks. “I think General’s R&D crew a great job!”

As large as a typical toolbox, the rugged, diamond plate metal case protects the pump and motor assembly. And at just 23 lb, the JM-1000™ is easy-to-carry.

“It’s lighter than my tool bag,” Casteen smiles. “Although small, it’s powerful!”

It’s maneuverable, too. “If I’m in a sink cabinet, the JM-1000 size lets me easily move around – and, if problems occur, quickly back-off and shut off the water.”

Great for one-man operation, General’s tough little tool respects surroundings, too. Rubber feet on the carrying case help protect counter tops in kitchens and baths. It also sports safety features like a sensor to shut off the motor if water stops flowing.

General Equipment Inspires Confidence

Water jets aren’t the only General products in Craig Casteen’s equipment mix. “When you’re safeguarding a 34-year reputation for quality work, you get the best tools for the job.”

So with his JM-1000 and JM-3000, Casteen’s arsenal also includes Super-Vee® hand-held drain cleaners for small-line work – and a Speedrooter 92® cable machine for long, tough jobs.

On his residential, agricultural and commercial jobs, Craig Casteen stresses, “I only use tools I trust.”

“General wrote the book on drain cleaning equipment,” he concludes. “And I foresee using my JM-1000 a whole lot!”

For more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General at 800-245-6200, or visit www.drainbrain.com/jets.

 

Most plumbers would agree that you rarely get a nice, clean, open workspace to tackle a job. They need the leverage of a pipe wrench, but they often have to do it from a harsh angle that reduces that leverage drastically. The result is a wrench that slips off its target and a job that Read more

Most plumbers would agree that you rarely get a nice, clean, open workspace to tackle a job. They need the leverage of a pipe wrench, but they often have to do it from a harsh angle that reduces that leverage drastically. The result is a wrench that slips off its target and a job that takes twice as long to get done.

That’s why Crescent Tools—one of the most trusted brands of professional hand tools—developed innovations to its new line of pipe wrenches so that they actually work in the real world that plumbers and pipe fitters live.

“We just can’t pretend that plumbers and other professionals have this ideal setup every time they go to work, because that’s just not true,” product manager Noah Steen said. “Other pipe wrenches aren’t designed to bite at an angle, even though that’s often how they’re used. So, we redesigned the teeth so that our new wrenches will hold and still turn at tough angles.”

Crescent’s K9 Angle-Access Jaws™ bite in an arc of 30 degrees—much greater than typical pipe wrench operation limits—for best-in-class access in tight spaces. Ideal for professionals in the plumbing, pipe fitter, oil and gas, fire and sprinkler, and MRO industries, the new line boasts 11 products available in both cast iron and aluminum (40% lighter to reduce user fatigue). The high-speed adjustment makes resizing quick and easy, while the steel self-adjusting pipe wrenches feature a ratcheting head for one-handed use.

For more information, visit www.crescenttool.com.

Now with easily interchangeable drums, the Speedrooter XL® from General Pipe Cleaners clears tough clogs in 3” to 10” lines – up to 200 feet. The rugged, easy-to-maneuver Speedrooter XL sports a powerful 3/4 hp motor and 100 foot capacity drums for Flexicore® cable. Change drums to add cable lengths or swap cable sizes with Read more

Now with easily interchangeable drums, the Speedrooter XL® from General Pipe Cleaners clears tough clogs in 3” to 10” lines – up to 200 feet.
The rugged, easy-to-maneuver Speedrooter XL sports a powerful 3/4 hp motor and 100 foot capacity drums for Flexicore® cable.
Change drums to add cable lengths or swap cable sizes with ease. Just loosen three knobs and remove the drum. Switch between 3/4” or 5/8” cables in the large drum design—General’s see through inner cage lets you quickly gauge how much cable remains—or substitute the small drum with 100 feet of 1/2” cable for smaller lines.
General Pipe Cleaners Speedrooter XL, drain cleaning, plumbing, service contractor, service work
Variable speed cable feed offers raw driving and pulling power for long, tough jobs—feeding and retrieving 3/4”, 5/8”, and 1/2” cables. To adjust 3/4” or 5/8” cables, simply turn a knob on top of the feed—no screwdriver required!
One person can easily load Speedrooter XL onto a truck. The machine’s frame slides smoothly from the loading wheel to the handle to stair climbers and finally to the wheels. The adjustable height, swept back handle also provides maximum maneuvering leverage. And the durable design features a braced frame at key stress points, front and rear drum supports for longer bearing wear, and Flexicore® cable.
Flexicore® cable offers superior kink resistance and unequalled strength with the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough that it carries a one year warranty against breakage.
For details, contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit www.drainbrain.com/new

Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver ground-breaking Sawzall® blade solutions with the introduction of The Torch™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron. Engineered to cut up to 3x longer than existing standard carbide teeth reciprocating saw blades, the new blades can tackle even the toughest applications on the job like cast iron removals. “When we introduced Read more

Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver ground-breaking Sawzall® blade solutions with the introduction of The Torch™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron. Engineered to cut up to 3x longer than existing standard carbide teeth reciprocating saw blades, the new blades can tackle even the toughest applications on the job like cast iron removals.

“When we introduced our Torch™ Carbide Blades in 2018, we disrupted the market and exceeded users’ expectations by delivering unparalleled versatility and life in extreme, thick metal applications,” said John Rossi, Vice President of Linear Edge Accessory Products for Milwaukee Tool. “Now we’re setting the bar once again by introducing Nitrus Carbide™, a unique carbide blend, to our widely popular metal-cutting Torch™ blades, giving them unparalleled speed and life in extreme, thick metal applications.”

The Torch™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron

The Torch™ with Nitrus Carbide™ blades are the next generation of carbide teeth technology. Constructed with a 7TPI design for fast starts and smooth cuts, large gullets for easy chip ejection, and a unique carbide blend, the Torch™Blades with Nitrus Carbide™ are designed to last the longest and cut the fastest in cast iron and other thick metals. The combination of these features also enables the new blades to outperform standard carbide teeth blades in common metal applications without sacrificing the life of their blade and with fewer blade changes.

The Torch™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron

Milwaukee 6”/7 TPI CAST IRON, TORCH™ w. Nitrus Carbide Sawzall Blade

Milwaukee Tool is committed to providing users with accessory solutions that save time and increase productivity on the jobsite. Through their investment in carbide technology, the company continues to lead and drive innovation in the linear edge category by delivering the longest-lasting, most versatile, and fastest-cutting accessories available.

Available Models

6” 7 TPI The TORCH™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron                48-00-5261

  • $16.97
  • Available March 2020
  • 1PKs, 3PKs, 5PKs

9” 7 TPI The TORCH™ with Nitrus Carbide™ for Cast Iron                48-00-5262

  • $21.97
  • Available March 2020
  • 1PKs, 3PKs, 5PKs

General Pipe Cleaners’ popular Sewerooter T-4™ mid-size drain cleaner packs the performance, punch, and portability to unclog 3” to 6” diameter lines up to 100 feet long. Plumbing, drain cleaning, and maintenance pros love it. With more cleaning power than its T-3 predecessor, Sewerooter T-4 carries 100 feet of 9/16” Flexicore® cable to clear stubborn stoppages Read more

General Pipe Cleaners’ popular Sewerooter T-4™ mid-size drain cleaner packs the performance, punch, and portability to unclog 3” to 6” diameter lines up to 100 feet long.
Plumbing, drain cleaning, and maintenance pros love it. With more cleaning power than its T-3 predecessor, Sewerooter T-4 carries 100 feet of 9/16” Flexicore® cable to clear stubborn stoppages in 3” to 4” inside lines. Heavy duty 9/16” cable provides more torque than traditional 1/2” cables offer, yet can clean the same size drain lines.
Need to clear tree roots and other tough clogs from 3” to 6” lines? Simply switch drums to 75 feet of 5/8” Flexicore cable. To adjust to different cable sizes, just turn a knob atop the feed. No screwdriver required!
General’s labor saving, variable speed Power Cable Feed also offer enhanced safety and control through blockages. Users easily guide the cable in and out of the line at up to 20 feet per minute – yet keep hands clean and off spinning cable.
Sewerooter T-4 features a fold-down handle, stair climbers, and truck loading wheel for easy transport, maneuvering, and storage. Its robust, reinforced frame smoothly rides on big 10” semi-pneumatic wheels.
The powder coated metal drum includes General’s unique, self-aligning Flexitube™ distributor tube to reduce cable tangling. And a heavy-duty 1/3 hp capacitor-type motor with thermal overload protection powers Sewerooter T-4.
Flexicore cable offers superior kinking resistance and unequalled strength with the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough that it carries the best warranty in the business with a one-year protection against defect and breakage.
For details contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit www.drainbrain.com/T4.