With nearly a century of knowledge of market needs and superior equipment reliability, General Pipe Cleaners has forged robust reputation for turning “good ideas” into “great products” for decades. Now multiple generations of the General family and workforce are celebrating the company’s 90th anniversary 2020! Customer satisfaction, trustworthy tools, creative solutions, continual product improvements, and solid, American-made equipment have fueled nearly a century of success – and industry leadership. And it all began in 1930.
Kinetic Water Ram Success Stories
Over the years, our customer service staff has collected tips to avoid various problems, tricks to get you out of jams, hints on the right tool for the right job, and so on. This Ask the Drain Brains blog is a selection of some of those hints and tips. You can search by category, for instance, Drain Cleaning, Sewer Cameras, Water Jetters, Cool Plumbing Tools and more.
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– The Drain Brains
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 with the power of compressed air. But when he first saw it, President Alain Breton branded the chrome plated device a “gadget”. “It looked like a science-fiction ray gun,” he recalls. “We never saw anything like it.” “We get more jobs done faster with the Kinetic Water Ram”, Alain Breton concludes. “It’s clean and efficient. It brings us business. Customers love it. And our profitability — c’est magnifique!”
“It takes longer to write-up the bill than to unclog a drain with that tool.” That’s how Dale Smith describes the Kinetic Water Ram® from General Pipe Cleaners. The lightweight, compact device safely, quickly and cleanly clears clogged sinks, toilets and tubs with the power of compressed air. It’s also given Smith a clear competitive edge. “I got as much business as I can handle,” Smith concludes. “The Kinetic Water Ram makes me the ‘9-1-1’ of Mississippi plumbers!”
A sickening stench had overpowered the San Bernadino-area outlet for a major California supermarket chain. Something had to be done — fast. That’s when store managers called drain cleaning professional Howard Baron, owner of Village Plumbing in the Big Bear Lake resort community. Conventional drain cleaning methods initially failed. Baron tried clearing the clog with a cable through the last remaining floor drain at the head of the 75-ft. line. That’s when Baron reached for his Kinetic Water Ram® from General Pipe Cleaners. “I never used it before — and the store was really desperate!” he chuckles. “But I just read the package instructions, and it worked: it’s really easy to operate.”
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 sink on the main floor. This was a bad blockage”, Tieger notes. “And it frankly took me a couple dozen times before I finally heard the ‘whoosh’ that – believe it or not – cleared the entire 4” stack stoppage!” Results like that made him a believer. “This one job paid more than the tool cost me,” he reveals. “Now I got one Kinetic Water Ram for each of my three crews, my home and my daughter!” he laughs. “On ‘FOG’ – fats, oil and grease – it’s my favorite tool!”
“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 and showers, toilets and tubs with Kinetic Energy. And it’s given the young, Indiana-based plumber a clear competitive edge.
Kids do the darndest things – like stuff pea gravel into new underground conduit for residential outside lighting. That’s what Bob Shumway – owner of Shumway’s, a Rockford, IL maintenance & landscaping service – discovered when snaking electrical wiring through the buried pipe. “I tried fish tape – but couldn’t get past the pebbles!” he recalls. That’s when Shumway grabbed his lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram® from General Pipe Cleaners.