Flexicore

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, maintenance, and restoration 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 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, maintenance, and restoration 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 offers enhanced safety and control through blockages. Optimized to reduce whipping and drag, the Guide Tube helps users easily propel cable in and out of lines at up to 20 feet per minute. Hands keep clean – and off spinning cable!

Made in the USA, Sewerooter T-4 features a fold-down handle, stair climbers, and truck loading wheel for easy transport, maneuvering, and storage. Its robust, reinforced frame rides smoothly on big 10” ball bearing 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 – one-year protection against defect and breakage.

For details contact the® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit www.drainbrain.com/T4.

“Guests with clogged drains deserve prompt service – day and night,” James “Rob” Hoelscher, property manager of Colorado Bear Creek Cabins, declares. Rob is co-owner of the business with his wife Susan. And the Hoelschers never skimp on service standards or speed. Staff react professionally and immediately to every problem. “Our maintenance tools must likewise Read more

“Guests with clogged drains deserve prompt service – day and night,” James “Rob” Hoelscher, property manager of Colorado Bear Creek Cabins, declares.

Rob is co-owner of the business with his wife Susan. And the Hoelschers never skimp on service standards or speed. Staff react professionally and immediately to every problem.

“Our maintenance tools must likewise perform on demand,” Rob continues. “That’s why General’s hand-held Power-Vee anchors our drain cleaning tasks.”

Rapid Response Vital

Located 35 miles west of Denver in scenic Evergreen, Colorado, Colorado Bear Creek Cabins offers a range of “comfortably rustic” lodgings to skiers, nature-lovers, and travelers who simply want to “get away” since 1947.

The business is a family affair. Rob, Susan, and sons Oliver and Samuel live close-by, and work on-site – ensuring peak customer response.

“We never resolve problems over the phone,” Rob insists. “We’re not absentee owners!”

Critical To Everyday Maintenance

“Most of our drain cleaning work is done indoors – under sinks and inside cabinets,” he adds. “And the compact, maneuverable Power-Vee proves perfect for that.”

Ideal for small-line stoppages, the rugged, reliable Power-Vee small-line drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners easily unclogs sink, tub, toilet, and laundry lines 1-1/4” to 3” in diameter – and up to 50 ft. long.

Its automatic feed makes clearing small drain lines faster and easier than using manual methods. And General’s simplified feeding system acts like “an extra hand” in tight and awkward work spots.

Oliver Hoelscher using Power-Vee® and Uni-Stand™ in a “typical setting of drain clearing” at Colorado Bear Creek Cabins. “Before getting Uni-Stand, it was a two-person job,” his dad Rob Hoelscher notes. “I’d start, exhaust my strength, then Oliver would take a turn.” Sometimes, Rob adds, “several iterations of this procedure were necessary to clear the line. Uni-Stand has transformed this operation to a one-person effort!”

Simplicity Speeds Service

It’s easy-to-use, too.

The Power-Vee holds 50 ft. of 1/4” or 5/16”, or 35 ft. of 3/8” Flexicore® cables. And General’s Quick Change Cable Cartridge system make swapping and switching different cables and diameters quick and simple.

Changing takes less than a minute – and turns potentially messy jobs into quick, clean ones.

Flexicore Advantage

To switch to a different diameter Flexicore cable, just loosen three screws, pull off the front of the drum, and load another cartridge.

Flexicore cables are the industry-leader. They’re manufactured of heavy gauge wire coiled tightly around 49-strand aircraft-type wire rope for unequalled strength and optimal flexibility. Flexicore is so tough it carries a one-year warranty against defect or breakage.

“Flexicore is impressive!” Rob beams. “It exudes exceptional engineering and manufacturing!”

Forget “Popeye Forearms”!

When working in tight spaces, even hand-held, powered drain cleaners can strain muscles.

That’s why the maintenance crew of Colorado Bear Creek Cabins teamed the Power-Vee with the new Uni-Stand™ from General.

“No one in this family wants ‘Popeye forearms’,” Rob chuckles. “It’s a game-changer for how we use our Power-Vee!”

Just slide the Uni-Stand clamp around the motor housing – and lock it into place for safe, solid support. Then change the Uni-Stand adjustable leg length to the desired height – and begin drain cleaning.

Rob calls it the “perfect accessory” for his Power-Vee.

“Uni-Stand is simple, sturdy, perfectly sized, and exceptionally well designed and built,” he maintains. “The strap and adjustment system are amazing, and its ingenious single-leg support provides maximum maneuverability.”

Environmentally Responsible Tool Maintenance

“Our cabins are on a septic system,” Rob resumes, “And since everything eventually flows to Bear Creek, an outdoor water body, we strive to ensure the optimal operation of our septic system, and minimize our impact on this precious water body.”

That’s why Colorado Bear Creek Cabins treats drain cleaning tools with Snake-Oil Plus™ from General.

Snake-Oil Plus features the same rust-inhibiting properties and pleasant lemon scent of original Snake-Oil Classic™. Its non-toxic, eco-friendly, biodegradable formula also creates virtually non-stick surfaces – keeping mud and debris from sticking to cables, drums, and machines, significantly extending drain cleaning equipment life.

“It’s part of our business ethos – and our business identity,” Rob asserts. “Colorado Bear Creek Cabins is literally located on a creek!”

Better than common lubricants, Snake-Oil Plus also features a special rust inhibitor that cuts through moisture, replacing it with a rust-resistant coating. Machine bearings, feeds, and moving parts last longer. And its deodorizer keeps drain cleaning tools smelling fresh and clean.

The Bottom Line

Other “intangibles” also matter to Rob Hoelscher.

“General’s ‘American-made’ products also makes a big difference,” he concludes. “Like us, they’re also a family business. Customer service is superior. And you can see high quality standards in everything they do!”

Just like Colorado Bear Creek Cabins!

To learn more about the Power-Vee and Uni-Stand, visit www.drainbrain.com/pv, or contact the Drain Brains at 800-245-6200.

Quickly & Easily Clears Clogged Drains During The Holidays For all those post-holiday clogged drain service calls – and for any other day – General Pipe Cleaners’ hand-held Power-Vee® drain cleaner with automatic feed makes clearing small drain lines fast and easy! The simplified feeding system gives savvy plumbing, drain cleaning, maintenance, and rehab pros an Read more

Quickly & Easily Clears Clogged Drains During The Holidays

For all those post-holiday clogged drain service calls – and for any other day – General Pipe Cleaners’ hand-held Power-Vee® drain cleaner with automatic feed makes clearing small drain lines fast and easy!

The simplified feeding system gives savvy plumbing, drain cleaning, maintenance, and rehab pros an “extra hand” in tight and awkward places. Just squeeze the lever – and cable feeds at up to 16 feet per minute.

The rugged, reliable Power-Vee easily unclogs sinks, tubs, and laundry drains from 1-1/4” to 3” in diameter, up to 50 feet long. General’s automatic feed quickly adjusts to Flexicore® cable diameters from 1/4” to 3/8” without special tools or additional parts.

The compact Power-Vee features quick-change cable cartridges for fast cable changing or cleaning. And the Dyna-Thrust™ bearing system helps extend tool life by reducing bearing wear.

Flexicore cable from General 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 – one-year protection against breakage.

General’s optional Handy-Stand™ also turns Power-Vee into a practical countertop or floor machine. The ergonomically balanced Handy-Stand enhances the drain cleaner’s versatility, safety, and stability.

The optional Uni-Stand™ securely supports the Power-Vee and reduces arm fatigue in tight, awkward work spaces – like those beneath sinks and kitchen cabinets.

For more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300 – or visit www.drainbrain.com/pv to watch Power-Vee in action.

General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring Co., is a leading manufacturer of high quality American-made drain cleaning equipment. In business since 1930, the fourth generation, family-owned company is celebrating nearly a century of service to drain cleaning professionals and plumbing contractors, the rental industry, facilities managers, and the hardware/DIY market. The Toughest Tools Down The Line.

With the versitlity to handle 1-1/4” to 4” drain lines, General Pipe Cleaners’ Root 66® is three machines in one.general Designed to clear practically any inside or rooftop drain, the Root 66 sectional cable power drain cleaner uses 5/8″ or 7/8″ sections interchangeably. There’s no need for adapters or tools to switch from one cable Read more

With the versitlity to handle 1-1/4” to 4” drain lines, General Pipe Cleaners’ Root 66® is three machines in one.general

Designed to clear practically any inside or rooftop drain, the Root 66 sectional cable power drain cleaner uses 5/8″ or 7/8″ sections interchangeably. There’s no need for adapters or tools to switch from one cable size to the other!

Need to clear sinks and other small drain lines? Get the optional drum with smaller 1/4″, 5/16” or 3/8” Flexicore® cables. Just slide onto the back of Root 66 and you’re ready to go.

A General exclusive, optional 7/8″ Proflex® sectional cables (15R10-P) sport an inner spring. It gives the cable greater strength to transfer extra torque down the line for additional cutting power.

Operating Root 66 is easy, too. Depress the drive handle for plenty of cable torque from the 1/2 hp capacitor motor. Release the drive handle and the cable immediately stops rotating – for no additional torque build-up. A wide, four-point base adds greater stability, and an optional dolly offers easy transport over long distances.

Other accessories include cable carriers, the optional drum for small drain work, and a toolbox. Standard equipment includes a ground fault circuit interrupter, double palm leather gloves, rear guide hose, and General’s tradition of quality, performance and reliability.

For more information contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300, or visit drainbrain.com.

All closet augers are created equal. Right? “Wrong” says Alan Trout of Trout Plumbing LLC in Pittsburgh, PA. “Most off-the-shelf closet augers lack the durability, spring action, and special features professionals need,” he argues. “You can’t just waltz into Wal-Mart for one.” That’s why Trout counts on a pair of popular, innovative Teletube® Flexicore® closet Read more

All closet augers are created equal. Right?

“Wrong” says Alan Trout of Trout Plumbing LLC in Pittsburgh, PA.

“Most off-the-shelf closet augers lack the durability, spring action, and special features professionals need,” he argues. “You can’t just waltz into Wal-Mart for one.”

That’s why Trout counts on a pair of popular, innovative Teletube® Flexicore® closet augers from General Pipe Cleaners.

Versatility And Reliability Count

The heavy-duty Teletube Flexicore closet auger remains the industry’s most durable auger – and excels at clearing stoppages just beyond the bowl.

That’s because General’s rugged tool carries three extra feet of Flexicore® cable telescoped inside the guide tube.

“I just push the button for extra cable length when I need it,” Trout says. “And with a total reach of six feet, there’s usually no need to pull the bowl!”

General’s Flexicore closet augers are the ideal for quickly clearing clogged toilets. The strength and durability of Flexicore cable make the difference.

Flexicore comprises two layers of tempered spring steel coiled tightly over a core of 49-strand wire rope – for remarkable resistance to kinking.

The design is so tough, it’s guaranteed against breakage for a full year – including damage to the cable, as well as to the closet auger’s other components.

Performance – Inside And Out

On one recent job, a homeowner unsuccessfully tried unclogging a three-inch cast-iron stack – after feeding 25 feet of cable into the line.

“The customer must’ve missed the stoppage – or his cable was too small,” Trout recalls, “because I extended Teletube to six feet upon arrival – and quickly cleared the clog!”

Teletube’s extra reach even lets Alan Trout clear outside stoppages.

On another job, the powder room toilet in a two-room home office suite suddenly backed up.

After unsuccessfully snaking the drop head Teletube through the bowl, Trout went in through the outside fresh-air vent – and immediately got things flowing.

“That extra three feet made all the difference,” he smiles.

Special Features Enhance Appeal

He likes General’s down head option, too.

The optional down head follows bowl contours – and springs through sharply angled passages while protecting inner walls from chipping or breaking.

Alan Trout also has an optional Closet Auger Bag. General’s convenient carrying case puts an end to dragging dripping closet augers though homes, hospitals, and offices.

It keeps a closet auger contained and out-of-sight between jobs. Three vent holes let the auger dry between tasks. And thick shoulder strap keeps hands free to carry other tools.

“Until I got the bag, I’d carry a bucket with the Teletube,” Trout chuckles. “General’s Closet Auger Bag enhances ‘professional’ appearance – and keeps customer property clean.”

Building Trust – Job After Job

From installations and repairs to leaks and stoppages, Trout Plumbing handles a wide range of problems for Pittsburgh-area customers – both commercial and residential.

“On every job, we aim to build a level of professional trust that turns new customers into lifetime customers,” Trout says.

Proper equipment operation helps makes the difference, he quickly adds. But he isn’t afraid to push his Teletube closet augers to the limit – inside and out.

Part Of The Drain Cleaning Arsenal

For most inside drain cleaning jobs, Trout favors General’s classic Super-Vee® hand-held machine.

“I use it at least once a week – if not more – on 1-1/4” to 2” lines,” he notes.

In fact, Super-Vee easily unclogs sink, tub, and laundry drain lines up to 3” in diameter. With a dependable motor, durable aluminum drum, and tough Flexicore cable, Super-Vee withstands the most demanding small line tasks, and keeps working.

Convenient, quick-change cable cartridges also make Flexicore cable switching clean and easy.

“With 3/8” cable, my Super-Vee was actually able to snag – and remove – a broken cable in one customer’s slow-draining line,” Trout recalls. “And that solved the problem!”

The Bottom Line

Like Teletube closet augers, Super-Vee carries an almost legendary reputation for rugged reliability – and longevity.

“I actually bought my Super-Vee from a plumber with excess equipment when I first went into business,” he continues. “So I’d say it’s nearly 15 years old – and still works great!”

His Teletube closet augers work great, too.

“As a plumbing service contractor, I use Teletube toilet augers from General,” Trout concludes. “The Teletube can almost do it all!”

For more information, contact the Drain Brains at 800-245-6200, or visit https://drainbrain.com/en/products/closet-augers-2/