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General’s Versatile Kinetic Water Ram Gives Young Plumbing Pro the Edge Over Competitors

“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 … Continue reading

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General Pipe Cleaners Equipment Helps Leading Drain Cleaning Pro Maintain Market Dominance

  Q: What happens when Philadelphia plumbers need drain cleaning tools and talent? A: They call Michael Williams at Just Drains LLC. A third-generation drain cleaning pro, Williams built a unique business model around subcontracting drain cleaning services to over … Continue reading

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How to Clear Small Lines Without a Snake

        Plumber Magazine asked General Pipe Cleaners’ Marty Silverman how to use General’s Kinetic Water Ram™ at the the 2016 WWETT Show.

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General Speedrooter™ Saves Thousands of Dollars and Makes Maintenance Man a Hero

Ten-thousand dollars! That’s what a national drain cleaning franchise wanted to repair recurring clogs in a 37-year-old Oberlin, Ohio, apartment complex. “They claimed they had to bust up the first floor laundry room concrete and hallway to replace the pipe … Continue reading

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Getting the Picture

Remember when small camera systems were a novelty and only the biggest contractors in town had them? No more. Just check the phone book. Nearly every drain cleaning specialist advertises a camera system. And more and more plumbing contractors have … Continue reading

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Is There a Better Tool for Clearing Grease Clogs for Good?

 Q. I handle maintenance for a fast food chain, and the grease clogs are wearing me out. I clear it with my snake, but the clog comes right back. Is there a better tool for clearing grease clogs for good? … Continue reading

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Water Jet Accessories: Types of Nozzles

When it comes to clearing clogs with a water jet, there’s a nozzle for every job. Some nozzles are designed with maximum penetrating power, some are designed to pressure wash pipe walls and others are designed to handle tight bends. … Continue reading

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85 Years and Four Generations of Service

After 85 years, General Pipe Cleaners is still very much a family affair. In fact, more than 40 percent of today’s General family is multi-generational, with many parents working side-by-side with their children. This summer, nine great-grandchildren of our founder … Continue reading

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Assessing Old Machinery

If you have old drain cleaning equipment, you’d better make sure you check out the machines before you use them. Older machines don’t have the safety features of the newer drain cleaners. First things first, you’ll want to inspect the … Continue reading

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New to Drain Cleaning – What should I get?

Q. I’m planning to expand my business from remodeling to doing a little drain cleaning work to increase my income through the slow months. What type of drain cleaning tools would you recommend to meet the inevitable clogged drain emergency? … Continue reading

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