General Pipe Cleaners

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.

One particular repair problem got personal for Austin L. Montanti, owner of Montanti Mechanical – a commercial and residential renovation firm based on Staten Island, NY. “I purchased an apartment on Staten Island for myself – and quickly realized that the shut-off valves for the kitchen and bathroom sinks didn’t work,” he recalls. Time is Read more

One particular repair problem got personal for Austin L. Montanti, owner of Montanti Mechanical – a commercial and residential renovation firm based on Staten Island, NY.

“I purchased an apartment on Staten Island for myself – and quickly realized that the shut-off valves for the kitchen and bathroom sinks didn’t work,” he recalls.

Time is money for guys like Montanti. “We insist on prompt, professional service,” he says. “And over 10 years, we’ve built a pretty solid network of satisfied customers in the New York City area – with 100% of our business coming from word-of-mouth.”

That’s why he grew concerned when building managers wouldn’t quickly shut off apartment water. So facing an unacceptable delay of several more hours, Montanti acted fast – and “outside the box.”

Pipe Freezing Kit Provides The Solution

He grabbed his new Cold-Shot® Pipe Freezing Kit from General Pipe Cleaners.

General’s innovative, time-saving tool eliminates the need to drain water lines, sprinkler systems or hot water systems before cutting pipe or tubing.

Using Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in dip tube-type cylinders, Cold-Shot quickly and safely freezes liquids in steel, copper, cast iron, aluminum and plastic pipes, 1/8 inch (10mm) through 2 inch (60mm) in diameter.

With Cold-Shot keeping the system fully pressurized, Montanti rapidly replaced all the valves in just 30 minutes – without closing the main supply or draining any lines before effecting repairs.

Fast, Easy & Economical To Use

“It was actually the first time I used it,” Montanti smiles. “Cold-Shot was really easy-to-use!”

Just place the freeze head around the pipe, attach the hose and open the cylinder valve. Liquid carbon dioxide then flows into the tool’s freeze heads and forms dry ice at a temperature of -110F° (-79C°). That’s cold enough to form an ice pack that withstands 7,000 PSI – yet won’t damage lines.

General’s total package includes 10 sets of freeze heads, two high pressure spiral hoses with injectors, T-distributor, locking nut, hex head screwdriver, rubber gloves, goggles and carrying case.

From experience, Montanti figures that Cold-Shot saves his company money, too.

Without Cold-Shot, he calculates that conventional valve repair charges would total “about $400.” “So with Cold-Shot added to our list of Montanti Mechanical services, it quickly pays for itself!”

Speed and efficiency questions evaporated with Cold-Shot use. General’s product kept Montanti’s apartment water supply fully operational during his spot repairs – despite rather uncooperative apartment managers.

“And there also seems to be a misconception that freezing pipes is costly – and requires expensive refrigeration equipment. Nope!” he adds. “I rented the CO2 gas from my local welding supply shop for about $25.”

The Bottom Line

Shortly thereafter, some of Austin Montanti’s clients coincidentally experienced problems with faulty water main valves – and Cold-Shot efficiently and safely handled those, as well.

“I’ve never felt compelled enough to write a testimonial about anything in my life,” Montanti notes. “But I wrote General thanking them for their detailed design and solid product.”

Cold-Shot continues providing yeoman service to Montanti Mechanical. “Our Cold-Shot kit continues working amazingly well!” owner Montanti beams.

To see the Cold Shot in action, visit www.drainbrain.com/coldshot. For more information, contact General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200.

The Lightweight, Low Price Alternative To Larger Water Jets The economical alternative to larger water jets, the JM-2900 Jet-Set® gas powered water jet from General Pipe Cleaners packs the power and punch to quickly clear grease, sand, ice, and other “soft” stoppages from 4” to 8” drain lines. It’s also lighter and more maneuverable than competitive Read more

The Lightweight, Low Price Alternative To Larger Water Jets

The economical alternative to larger water jets, the JM-2900 Jet-Set® gas powered water jet from General Pipe Cleaners packs the power and punch to quickly clear grease, sand, ice, and other “soft” stoppages from 4” to 8” drain lines.

It’s also lighter and more maneuverable than competitive machines – yet maintains the same pressure and flow rate as other jets in its class.

Users will appreciate the 200 ft. capacity hose reel with drag brake, reel lock, and swivel is mounted on General’s maneuverable, stable, heavy-duty frame. The unit rides on two, 10” inch “Flat-Free” foam core tires. And a passive brake keeps the machine solidly and safely positioned during work.

Power comes from a reliable 13hp (389 cc) engine connected directly to a 3000 psi, 4 gpm triplex pump. Vibra-pulse® helps the hose slide around tight bends and down long runs.

Standard safety features include a thermal relief valve to protect the pump from heat damage, a back flow check valve, and inlet filter. The JM-2900 comes complete with a toolbox. And an optional spray wand is available.

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

The Easier, More Economical Way To Locate Leakage The Gen-Ear LE® from General Pipe Cleaners provides a simple, more economical water leak locator with stronger sound amplification than competitive systems offer. Gen-Ear LE can pinpoint water leaks in residential and commercial water lines – including problems in walls and under concrete slabs, swimming pools, and hot Read more

The Easier, More Economical Way To Locate Leakage

The Gen-Ear LE® from General Pipe Cleaners provides a simple, more economical water leak locator with stronger sound amplification than competitive systems offer.

Gen-Ear LE can pinpoint water leaks in residential and commercial water lines – including problems in walls and under concrete slabs, swimming pools, and hot tubs.

General’s compact amplifier fits easily in the palm of your hand – providing noise-free amplification with built-in, preset audio filters to eliminate settings guesswork.

High performance headphones with noise cancellation also block interference from ambient noise. And when released, an amplifier safety button mutes sudden loud noises.

Gen-Ear LE’s advanced acoustic ground sensor accurately detects the gurgling or hammering of water escaping from cracked pipes under concrete, asphalt, or tile. Probe rods pinpoint problems beneath soft surfaces like grass or carpet. And the magnetic attachment locates above ground pipe or hydrant leaks.

For especially hard-to-find leaks, the Sound Amplification Module adds air to the line, increasing water pressure and amplifying leak sounds to aid precise problem location.

Two AA batteries power Gen-Ear LE for 20 or more hours. To extend battery life, the system automatically shuts down when headphones are removed. And the power light blinks to indicate low batteries.

The Cold-Shot® Pipe Freezing Kit from General Pipe Cleaners lets you repair an operating water system – without draining lines, sprinkler, or hot water systems before cutting pipe or tubing! It keeps a fully pressurized system operating while you make repairs. Using Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in dip-tube cylinders, Cold-Shot freezes liquids in steel, copper, cast iron, aluminum Read more

The Cold-Shot® Pipe Freezing Kit from General Pipe Cleaners lets you repair an operating water system – without draining lines, sprinkler, or hot water systems before cutting pipe or tubing! It keeps a fully pressurized system operating while you make repairs.

Using Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in dip-tube cylinders, Cold-Shot freezes liquids in steel, copper, cast iron, aluminum, or plastic pipes – 1/8” through 2” in diameter – in minutes.

Safe and easy to use, simply place the freeze head around the pipe, attach the hose, and open the CO2 cylinder valve. Liquid CO2 flows into the Cold-Shot freeze head, forming an ice pack in the line capable of withstanding 7000 psi.

Faster, more compact, and less expensive than “refrigerator-type” units, the Cold-Shot can create an ice plug in copper tubing within five minutes – and in steel pipe within three minutes. And unlike slower, less economic “bag-type” devices, General’s lightweight device provides a much better seal – and distributes CO2 evenly around the pipe.

The Cold-Shot kit includes 10 sets of freeze heads, two high pressure spiral hoses with grips and injectors, T-distributor, locking nut, hex head screw driver, rubber gloves, goggles, and carrying case.

See Cold Shot in action at www.drainbrain.com/coldshot. For more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300.