Category Archives: Maintenance

Ask the Drain Brains: How to repair a broken drain snake

Question: My guys keep breaking drain snakes and I don’t why, nor do I have the welding equipment or the expertise to repair them. What can I do? Answer: First, make sure your guys are using your drain cleaning machines … Continue reading

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How to repair your Kinetic Water Ram from General Pipe Cleaners

We like to address some of the questions the Drain Brains at General often get asked. Today, we answer the question: How do I repair my Kinetic Water Ram from General Pipe Cleaners? The answer? Watch the video below to … Continue reading

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How to Replace an AutoCut Cutter Wheel

We sometimes like to address questions the Drain Brains at General often get asked. Today, we answer the question: How can I replace an AutoCut cutter wheel? The answer: Connect with the Drain Brains Facebook – Twitter – LinkedIn – … Continue reading

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How to Repair Broken Drain Snakes with Quick-Fix

We like to address some of the questions the Drain Brains at General get asked. Today, we answer the question: How can I repair broken drain snakes with the General Pipe Cleaners Quick-Fix? The answer: Connect with the Drain Brains Facebook … Continue reading

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How to Replace Super-Vee Grippers

Today, we’re addressing one of the common questions the Drain Brains at General get asked: How do I replace my Super-Vee grippers? The answer: Connect with the Drain Brains Facebook – Twitter – LinkedIn – YouTube – Google Plus

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6 Tips for “Spring Cleaning” Your Drain Cleaning Equipment

Now is the perfect time to give your drain cleaning equipment a once- (or twice-) over to make sure it’s all in good working order. Regular preventative maintenance should be performed to prevent problems. Here is a general maintenance checklist … Continue reading

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How to Load Cable into Drum

Today we’re addressing one of the most common questions that the Drain Brains at General get asked: How do I load a cable into a drum? The answer: Connect with the Drain Brains Facebook – Twitter – LinkedIn – YouTube … Continue reading

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6 Tools to Get the Job Done Right and Turn Big Profits

Choosing the right tool for the job will clear the line faster and reduce your maintenance expenses caused by using the wrong tool at the wrong time, making your job easier and profits bigger. By taking the time to answer … Continue reading

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Power Feed Troubles: Frozen Bearings

In a previous post we talked about how cables that become kinked or tangled inside your drum can masquerade as power feed problems. Remember, if the cable is so ‘stuck’ inside the drum that you can’t move it in or … Continue reading

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Power Feed or Cable Problem? The Drain Brains Troubleshoot

One of the more popular mechanical questions routinely served up to General’s customer service department has to do with our power cable feed devices. Because the ability to answer power feed questions are essential to understanding how drum-style machines function, … Continue reading

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