Sewerooter T-3™ - General Pipe Cleaners

The Sewerooter T-3™ combines power and portability. You can clear most 2″, 3”, and most 4″ inside drain lines. The smooth-operating variable speed Power Cable Feed makes it easy to feed and retrieve the cable into and out of the drain line at up to 16 ft. per minute.

The machine rolls on big 10″ wheels, has a tough but light weight tubular frame, and a tall folding handle with a truck loading wheel that makes it easy to move around. A passive wheel brake holds machine securely on the job.

Other important features include a quickly removable drum, and a powerful 1/3 hp motor with capacitor start. Like all General’s floor models, the Sewerooter T-3 offers you the safety of an in-line ground fault circuit interrupter, pneumatic foot pedal, and a Forward-Off-Reverse switch.



  • Clears 2″ to 4″ inside drain lines.
  • Easily Removeable Drum holds 3/8” and 1/2″ Flexicore® Cables.
  • Big 10” wheels for easy transport.
  • Folding Handle for compact storage.
  • 1/3 hp capacitor motor with thermal overload protection.
  • Variable speed Power Cable Feed drives and retrieves cable at up to 16 ft./min.
  • Flexicore wire rope center cables have unequalled strength yet the right amount of flexibility.
  • Made in U.S.A.


Power Cable Feed

The Sewerooter T-3’s Power Cable Feed is a real labor saver. It enables you to vary feeding speed in and out of a line at up to 16 feet per minute and also assist you better when working through tough stoppages. In addition, you can reverse it instantly if you hit an obstruction. The power cable feed drives 3/8” and 1/2” cables.

Guide Tube

Greatly increases the efficiency of Power Cable Feed by reducing cable whipping and drag. In addition, when it’s difficult to get the machine close the drain opening, a Guide Tube (Cat # T3-GT) and Guide Tube Extensions (Cat # GTE) can literally take you out of the hole. Guide Tube is about 30” long and 1” in diameter. Five foot extensions are made of rigid conduit with a flexible spring end.



Folding Handle

The handle is tall enough to make it easy to move to the job, yet quickly folds to reduce the height to 25” to take less room in your truck.

Flexicore® Cable

Heavy gauge wire is coiled around 49 strand wire rope and then heat treated. This cable has unequalled strength and the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough, it has a one year warranty against defect or breakage.

Flexicore® Patent Nos. 2,244,735 and 2,849,870

Flexicore®Patent Nos.
2,244,735 and 2,849,870


Snake-Oil Classic

A great way to extend the life of drain cleaning tools and equipment

Snake-Oil Classic™ preserves and protects sewer cables against rust and corrosion. It’s better than common lubricants because its special rust inhibitor cuts through moisture and replaces it with a rust-resistant coating. You’ll significantly extend the life of your cables and sewer machine, including the drum, bearings and power cable feed rollers. Snake Oil Classic also includes a deodorizer to give equipment a fresh, clean smell. Available in quarts or gallons.

Snake-Oil Classic SDS – Material Safety Data Sheet

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General Pipe Cleaners’ Quick-Fix™ let’s you quickly repair broken drain snakes in the field. The unique Quick-Fix let’s you continue working and finish the job without having to go back to your shop to repair or replace a broken cable. The Quick-Fix is available in 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, and 3/4” sizes with female or male connectors.

The specially designed spring with a pre-welded female connecter is easy to attach in the field. Prepare your broken snake by cutting off the damaged or kinked end of the cable with bolt cutters or a hack saw. Then simply thread the Quick-Fix over the broken snake. No welder is required! All you need are vice-grips or a pair of pliers. Once it’s on, the Quick-Fix holds on so tightly that it simply cannot be removed, even if you wanted to.

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Rip through tough stoppages with the unique ClogChopper® multi-function cutting tools. Six self-sharpening blades dig into encrusted debris and root masses, easily grinding up stoppages, scale, and crystallized urine, without risking pipe damage.

The spherical design maneuvers around tight bends and traps, thoroughly and safely cleaning metal, plastic, and clay pipes. As it spins it also self-sharpens as it scrapes along the pipe walls. It’s excellent for clearing stacks, downspouts, mains, as well as for drain lining jobs.

Cutter Set


Arrow Head Starting Drill
Starting Drill (gets water flowing)

1-1/2 UC

1-1/2" U-Cutter
For cutting and scraping


2", 3", 4" Side Cutter Blades
For cutting and scraping


3" Rotary Saw Blades
For roots and other stoppages


Small Retrieving Tool
For removing loose objects and broken cables


13" Flexible Leader
Helps cable get around tight bends and traps

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Sewerooter T-3 Units - Complete and ready to Operate

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
103460 P-T3-A

Sewerooter T-3 with 75EM2 (75 ft. x 3/8”) Flexicore Cable, Power Cable Feed, Guide Tube, and JRCS Cutter Set

115 lbs
103480 P-T3-C

Sewerooter T-3 with 75EM3 (75 ft. x 1/2”) Flexicore Cable, Power Cable Feed, Guide Tube, and JRCS Cutter Set

128 lbs

Cutter Set

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
130030 JRCS

Junior Cutter Set (Includes Arrow Head, 1-1/2″ U-Cutter, 2″ & 3″ Side Cutter Blade, 3″ Rotary Saw Blade, Small Retieving Tool and 13″ Flexible leader)

0.5 lbs

Replacement Cables

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
121020 25EM2

Flexicore Cable, 3/8″ x 25 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

11 lbs
121030 50EM2

Flexicore Cable, 3/8″ x 50 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

18 lbs
121040 75EM2

Flexicore Cable, 3/8″ x 75 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

25 lbs
121050 100EM2

Flexicore Cable, 3/8″ x 100 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

33 lbs
121060 25EM3

Flexicore Cable, 1/2″ x 25 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

14 lbs
121070 50EM3

Flexicore Cable, 1/2″ x 50 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

26 lbs
121080 75EM3

Flexicore Cable, 1/2″ x 75 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

43 lbs
121090 100EM3

Flexicore Cable, 1/2″ x 100 ft. with Male & Female Connectors

51 lbs

Parts & Accessories

Item # Catalog # Description Weight  
146151 PO-JR

Junior Power Cable Feed & Guide Tube

6 lbs
174650 T3-GT

Guide Tube for Sewerooter T-3 (Cannot be used without Power Cable Feed)

5 lbs
146160 GTE

Guide Tube Extension

2 lbs
136070 T3-610-B

Foot Pedal with Hose

136080 T3-610-E

Power Switch Diaphragm

136130 T3-610-G

Reverse Switch

136000 GFI-20

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter with 20 ft. cord

2 lbs
130410 LG

Leather Gloves

1 lb
136110 PO-JR-703

Set of feed rollers (3) for Junior Power Cable Feed

440120 SOQ

1 Quart Snake-Oil Classic

2 lbs
440150 SOG

1 Gallon Snake-Oil Classic

7.5 lbs


61 lbs. (28 kg) less cable.

Overall Height:
37″; 25″ with handle folded down.

Equipped with inner drum and distributor tube to prevent cable tangling under load. Cable can be driven or retracted from line while cable is rotating. Quickly removable from frame.

100 ft. (30m) of 3/8” or 1/2″ Flexicore Wire Rope Center Cable

1/3 hp heavy duty, capacitor-type with Forward-Off-Reverse switch.

Load Speed:
167 rpm.

10” semi-pneumatic tires with oilite bronze bushings. Passive brake.

Foot Switch:
Pneumatic, with no electrical contact between pedal and motor.

Power Cord:
20 foot 3-wire. in-line ground fault circuit interrupter.

Oilite bronze.

Power Cable Feed:
Feeds and retracts cable at variable speed by moving control handle up or down.

Guide Tube:
Adds safety when you can’t get machine close to drain opening. 5 ft. extension attaches to
guide tube.

Leather Gloves:
With double-reinforced palm, for hand protection when guiding cable.

Cutter Set:
13” Flexible Leader, Arrow Head, 1-1/2” U-Cutter, 2” Side Cutter Blade, 4” Side Cutter Blade, 3” Rotary Saw Blade, Small Retrieving Tool.

1/2” diameter Flexicore for 3” – 4” lines. (Not for roots)
3/8” diameter Flexicore for 2” – 3” lines.

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