Model 88 Sectional Drain Cleaning Machine Saves Grad Party

General Pipe Cleaners Model 88 Saves Graduation Party

Category: Drain Cleaning

The grease-choked 120 ft main drain line of a large Philadelphia Chinese restaurant suddenly backed-up. And the stoppage threatened to derail a major graduation party with hundreds of guests.

That’s when Just Drains LLC rode to the rescue with a Model 88™ sectional drain cleaning machine from General Pipe Cleaners.

“A competitor told the restaurant owners to close for repairs – and to cancel the event,” recalls Just Drains owner Michael Williams. “But I knew that closure – even a temporary one – might be disastrous to any business. And I wouldn’t accept that.”

Just Drains always works hard to accommodate their customers. “Respecting the needs of our business customers is a big reason why we remain the Number 1 drain cleaning company in Philadelphia!”

Equipment & Expertise Count

From experience, Williams also knew that grease clogs can “get as hard as chalk”.

“That’s why you need a strong, reliable drain cleaner with lots of torque,” he says. “And our three Model 88’s are perfect for cutting through those kinds of stoppages.”

The Model 88 is an innovative sectional drain cleaner that sports a powerful 3/4 hp motor driving a 3.5 to 1 ratio gear head – giving this drain machine plenty of power to handle the most difficult jobs. It also has a longer frame to protect the drive coupling, and a larger front caster wheel for easier handling.

“Companies like ours want a machine that’s going to tackle tough jobs – like roots,” Williams says. “The Model 88 is reliable, has plenty of torque, and is very rugged.”

Party On!

Just Drains’ Model 88 got the drain running free and clear quickly. And the graduation party went on – without a hitch.

The restaurant owners were so pleased, in fact, that they awarded Just Drains the maintenance contract for all 36 of their restaurants.

“Satisfied customers – the best advertising any business can have!” Williams beams.

Easy To Use


General’s drain cleaning machine is almost like running a lawn mower. Simply push an eight- or ten-foot cable section into the line until you reach some resistance. Then attach the rear cable coupling to the Model 88, stand behind it, and turn it on.

The cable feeds itself into the line. When a section has run into the drain, attach another one – and keep going until the clog is cleared. This self-feeding feature also works to pull sections out of the line.

“With a sectional machine, you bring what cable you need – not more than you need,” says Williams.

The Model 88 spins eight or ten-foot quick-coupling cable sections at distances of 200 feet or more. The cables self-feed, while the operator stands safely behind the machine as cables screw into the line.

For extra strength, General offers either chain or spring center cables. The chain combines strength and flexibility, while the inner spring can handle greater torque on long difficult jobs. General’s patented no-wrench cable drive coupler enables operator to attach cables faster.

Standard Model 88 equipment includes a safety clutch, air-actuated power switch, ground fault circuit interrupter, folding handle, 10″ wheels, cable feeding tool, and more.

For more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General at 800-245-6200 or by email at [email protected]. Learn all about the Model 88 sectional drain cleaning machine via this link. Please visit our Where to Buy page to find a dealer near you where you can pick-up one of these rugged, easy to handle drain machines for your customer workload.

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