Kinetic Water Ram™ - General Pipe Cleaners

Here’s a compact, light weight tool for quickly opening clogged sinks, toilets and tubs. It handles rust, grease, sediment, and scale in lines up through 4″ in diameter.

The Kinetic Water Ram uses a burst of compressed air that drives a shock wave (kinetic energy) through water to break up stoppage. It’s particularly useful when the stoppage is on the far side of a drum trap or series of tight bends, since the shock wave can travel around bends without losing its force.

Fifty years of technological advancements and refinements have kept this futuristic drain cleaner a dependable tool for anyone who wants to clear clogged drains fast. The all-metal Ram has a self-contained pump and pressure gauge, so you can hit the stoppage with just the right amount of force. You get instant impact with no build-up of pressure in the plumbing system. The force is transmitted through water, so it’s not affected by stacks or vents.



  • Clear clogged drains with shock action.
  • Pump it up, put in drain, and snap the trigger. It’s that quick.
  • Shock wave breaks up stoppage without harming pipes.
  • Effective in clearing lines with tight bends.
  • Ideal for clearing drum traps and lines in trailer homes.
  • All-metal unit includes built-in pump and pressure gauge.
  • When used effectively, reduces “wear and tear” on cables and cutters not being used unnecessarily.
  • Lighter weight and cleaner than cable drain cleaners.
  • Made in U.S.A.

Pump Up

Insert in drain

Snap Trigger

The Kinetic Water Ram uses a burst of compressed air, which strikes the column of water in a clogged pipe. The resulting shock wave, called Kinetic Energy, hits the stoppage at a speed of approximately 4,700 feet per second, quickly clearing the blockage and flushing waste particles away.

This slow motion video shows an example of how the principal of kinetic energy is applied. The instant impact protects pipes and joints because there is no build-up of pressure in the plumbing system.


Standard Accessories

Caulking Hose
4″ Tapered Rubber Cone
Set of Five Tapered Rubber Plugs


Optional Accessories

Toilet Attachment
Carrying Case
6″ Tapered Rubber Cone
1-1/2″, 2″ 3″ and 4″ Expansion Plugs
Universal Faucet Adapter
Water Supply Hose
Check Valve


An optional toilet attachment (KR-CA) screws onto the front of the Ram and enables you to position the cone in the bowl to get a tighter seal. As a result, you can strike the blockage with greater impact without causing splash back.

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Kinetic Water Ram Units - Complete and ready to Operate

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
115010 KR-A

Kinetic Water Ram, complete with 4″ rubber cone, five rubber plugs, and caulking hose

11 lbs
115020 KR-A-WC

Kinetic Water Ram, plus carrying case

20 lbs
115040 KR-C-WC

Kinetic Water Ram, plus KR-CA closet attachment and carrying case

21 lbs
115050 KR-D-WC

Kinetic Water Ram, plus 6″ rubber cone, four expansion plugs, check valve, water supply hose, and universal faucet adapter

27 lbs

Parts & Accessories

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
142000 KR-CC

Carrying case

10 lbs
143496 KRRK

Ram Repair Kit

142010 KR-CA

Toilet Attachment

1 lb
143300 G-30

Pressure Gauge

0.5 lbs
143430 G-43-4

4″ Cone

0.5 lbs
143440 G-43-6

6″ Cone

0.5 lbs
115070 KR-ACC

Ram Accessory Kit

9 lbs
143560 G-CVK

Check Valve Assembly

1 lb
143450 G-44

Caulking Hose

143460 G-45

Water Supply Hose

143470 G-46

Faucet Adepter

143490 G-48

Set of 5 tappered rubber plugs

142700 G-52

22″ Extension Hose

142020 1-1/2 EX

1-1/2″ Expansion Plug

0.5 lbs
142030 2EX

2″ Expansion Plug

0.5 lbs
142040 3EX

3″ Expansion Plug

0.5 lbs
142050 4EX

4″ Expansion Plug

0.5 lbs


  • 16 gauge plated steel cylinder tested for up to 600 lbs, pressure.
  • 100 lbs. gearless pressure gauge provides pinpoint pressure control.
  • Built-in air compressor easily pumps up to desired pressure.
  • Flexible cone seals drains ranging from 1-1/4″ to 4″diameter.
  • Equipped with Schraeder valve for use with external air compressor when clearing difficult stoppages.
  • Standard fittings include caulking hose, 4″ tapered rubber cone and five tapered rubber plugs for sealing openings from 1-1/4″ through 4″.
  • Optional accessories include: carrying case, toilet attachment, 6″ tapered rubber cone,
    1-1/2″, 2″, 3″ and 4″ expansion plugs, universal faucet adapter, water supply hose, and check valve.

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Success Stories

A clogged church kitchen sink prompted a routine call for drain cleaning help. But New York City plumbing pro Sylvan Tieger discovered more serious trouble – total stoppage in a 4” stack. “The 4” soil line was blocked below the church’s kitchen…
Sylvan Tieger New York City
An innovative hand-held drain cleaner from General Pipe Cleaners is helping Pro-Tech Drains of Lachine, Quebec, maintain its competitive edge — and boost its profitability. The lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram™ safely, quickly and cleanly clears clogged sinks, toilets and tubs…
Alain Breton Lachine, Quebec
“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 clogged sinks…
Omar Taylor Indiana, PA