A sickening stench had overpowered the San Bernadino-area outlet for a major California supermarket chain.
For years, employees dumped dairy products down the drains of two 12″ x 12″ floor sinks in the store’s milk department. But when local health officials ordered removal of the china basins, coagulated organic debris still remained. The line clogged. And the putrid stink of decay soon overwhelmed the store.
Something had to be done — fast.
Water Pressure Relieves Business Pressure
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 didn’t work,” he recalls. “And there were no clean-outs, the vent was inaccessible, and the line was too flat.” The danger of a “huge mess” during business hours also prevented Village Plumbing from pumping the line or using its water jets.
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.”
Quick, Clean Results
Using the build-in gauge, Baron simply pumped his Kinetic Water Ram to the desired pressure. The tool can produce up to 160 pounds of pressure, but most clogs clear with just 20 to 40 pounds. Then he firmly positioned the flexible cone over the drain opening and snapped the trigger.
The second try instantly cleared the clog.
General’s innovative Kinetic Water Ram unleashes a powerful burst
of compressed air that hammers through water at 4,700 ft./second — instantly breaking up the stoppage. The Kinetic Water Ram easily clears rust, grease, sediment, and scale from lines up to 4″ in diameter.
The shock wave also bypasses stacks and vents. There’s no pressure build-up within the system, either. General’s tool directs 98% of the force down the line and only 2% against pipe walls. So the Kinetic Water Ram effectively handles stoppages on the far side of drum traps or series of tight bends — like lines in a mobile home.
The General tool comes with flexible cone seals from 1-1/4″ to 4″ in diameter, caulking hose, and five tapered valves for sealing openings from 1-1/4″ through 4″. A Schraeder valve for use with an external air compressor when clearing difficult blockages is also provided.
Excellent For Emergencies
“Our Kinetic Water Ram has proven fantastic for emergencies,” Baron says, noting that he almost immediately used it again on a backed-up urinal. “We tried it on that crisis — and it worked again!”
The optional toilet attachment screws to the front of the Kinetic Water Ram, permitting firm positioning of the cone seal. Additional options include a metal carrying case, 6″ rubber cone, expansion plugs, universal faucet adapter, water supply hose, and check valve.
Baron reports that the quick, clean performance of his Kinetic Water Ram enhances Village Plumbing’s professional reputation.
“It gets you through bad situations — fast,” Baron notes. “And our customers really like that!”
For more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General at 800-245-6200 or by email [email protected]