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Why Buy General?

General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring Co., is a leading manufacturer of high quality American-made drain cleaning equipment. In business since 1930, our third generation family-owned company is celebrating 85 years of service to drain cleaning professionals and plumbing contractors, as well as facilities managers, the rental industry and the hardware/home center market.

Reliability and innovation forged General’s reputation for generations of customers. We are continually introducing innovative new products – like the ClogChopper® cutter and easy-to-use Hot Spot® pipe locator. And these join our trusted industry standards – like the long lasting Super-Vee®, best selling Speedrooter 92®, and unique Kinetic Water Ram™ drain cleaners.

FlexicoreBut it all started with yesterday’s breakthroughs – like Flexicore® cable, a radical design first introduced in the 1940’s. With its patented process of wrapping spring wire around a braided wire rope core, General’s invention surpassed all competitive products – remaining the standard for drain cleaning snakes ever since.

Automatic cable feeds followed, offering operators enhanced productivity and profitability. And later Jet-Set® water jets – with Vibra-Pulse® for greater nozzle thrust around tight bends and down long lines – gave professionals vital weapons against grease, sediment, ice and other soft blockages.

Twenty-first century technologies let professionals see and diagnose blockages – before actually clearing clogs. Gen-Eye® video inspection systems pioneered Digital Locators – like today’s super-easy Hot Spot® – for precise problem spotting. And Gen-Ear™ introduced easier and more economical water leak location.

Today, General boasts a full line of advanced drain cleaning products – including reliable drain cleaners, water and trailer jets, video pipe inspection systems, water leak locators, pipe freezers, pipe thawing machines, and more!

Our website will help you choose the model you need. If you have any questions or want more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General Pipe Cleaners. The Toughest Tools Down The Line.

Phone: 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300

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Why Buy General

85 YEARS STRONG

Success Stories

John Comerford
Professional Drain Cleaning Tools


FOUR GENERATIONS OF OHIO PLUMBERS COUNT ON
RELIABLE GENERAL POWER DRAIN CLEANERS

Plumbing runs in John Comerford Jr's blood. His grandfather and father were plumbers. So were two brothers. Now one of his sons is, too.

“Our name is on our businesses,” Comerford says. “No one in my family has disgraced it yet - and I'm not going to be the first!”

Since 1978, Comerford Plumbing has forged a reputation for the highest standards of professional service at reasonable rates in the suburbs west of Cleveland. “We concentrate on basic residential work - drain cleaning and faucet fixing,” John adds. “Bathrooms and kitchens have kept me very busy for three decades!”

The key to success, he claims, is simple: “don't do anything you wouldn't do in your own home - and choose the right tools for the job.”

That's why four generations of Comerford plumbing professionals have trusted tough, reliable drain cleaners from General Pipe Cleaners.

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Water Jets


PLUMBER DEVELOPS WHOLE NEW SERVICE INDUSTRY
WITH GENERAL SUPPORT HELPING FUEL SUCCESS


Creatively blend proven technologies with intimate market knowledge. Add a dash of innovative thinking - and a business can really grow fast!

Just ask Preston Hall of ALL PRO WATER-FLOW. In less than two years, the Colorado-based entrepreneur has single-handedly revolutionized how the world cleans RV, aircraft and boat holding tanks. And that's resulted in authorized service centers and training operations in six states - with more constantly on the way.

An RV owner, Hall grew seriously and personally concerned with inadequate, unsanitary chemical treatments for vehicle holding tanks. As a professional plumber for 25 years, he then used video inspection equipment to confirm his worst fears.

Forget foul odors. Hall discovered that conventional chemical cleaning failed to remove the appalling risks of dangerous disease contamination. “Our cameras clearly proved that chemicals don't do the job,” he says, “What we saw of typical RV holding tank sanitation was absolutely horrid!”

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Pipe Inspection and Location


GEN-EYE SHOWS WHY CLOGGED SEWER LINE
DROVE HOMEOWNER BATTY

The sewer line of a Tallahassee residential property suffered constant clogging.  And repeated snaking failed to break the blockage.

That’s when the professionals at McNeill Plumbing arrived – with their Gen-Eye® video inspection equipment from General Pipe Cleaners.

For 35 years, family-owned McNeill Plumbing forged a matchless reputation for competence, dependability, excellence, honesty and “100% customer satisfaction” throughout the greater Tallahassee, FL area.

“We are the largest PURE plumber in Tallahassee,” Special Projects Manager Keith Walker notes. “If there is a problem, we can handle it – anytime, any day!”

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Water Leak Locator


CUSTOMER & PLUMBER LIKE WHAT THEY HEAR

An ominous leak beneath the building. Water mysteriously surfacing in the parking lot. And potentially costly demolition and repair costs.

What's a school to do?

If you're the Anna, Texas, Middle School, you call local professionals from
Spencer Plumbing Co. -- with their new Gen-Ear™ water leak detection system from General Pipe Cleaners.

Gen-Ear blends the latest in filter, headphone and sensor technology for the most advanced acoustical leak detection system available. Excellent for a broad range of applications, the versatile Gen-Ear quickly and accurately locates leaks in cast iron, copper, steel and PVC lines. It also pinpoints similar problems in a wide variety of work, soil and surface conditions.

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Specialties


PIPE FREEZING KIT REPAIRS BROKEN, FULLY PRESSURIZED LINES
IN HISTORIC LANDMARK -- WITHOUT DRAINING PIPES


When you have hot water gushing through the kitchen ceiling of an historic landmark in mid-January, you don't waste time fooling around!"

That's how Bob Schneider of SCHNEIDER PLUMBING & HEATING described the scene at a renovated hotel in Northampton, MA, one frigid January evening. Pipes had burst between floors, flooding food preparation areas as guests gathered for dinner.

With nearly 25 years serving commercial and residential customers in western Massachusetts, Schneider knew that if he didn't act fast, the landmark would sustain terrible damage -- and over 100 rooms of guests would, at best, suffer major inconvenience.

The structure's ancient plumbing system only compounded the crisis. "We tried finding shut-off valves to isolate the affected area," he said. "But we couldn't find any in that section of the building."

After temporarily stemming the flow by crimping the problem pipe, Schneider considered shutting off the main entry. But that meant unacceptable delays and major business disruptions. "We'd spend several hours going room-to-room, just bleeding lines," he pointed out.

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Kinetic Water Ram

GENERAL'S LIGHTWEIGHT KINETIC WATER RAM™
QUICKLY OPENS CLOGGED DRAINS - AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES


“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.

In just five years, the owner of D. Smith Plumbing Services in rural Jayess, Mississippi, has carved reputation for service excellence. He prides himself on maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards - “24 hours a day, 7 days a week”.

He's serious about that. “I operate my business as an 'on-call' emergency service,” Smith says. “Customers know that I'll solve their problems when they need me to - not when it's convenient for me.”

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