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GENERAL’S INNOVATIVE KINETIC WATER RAM™
GIVES PLUMBER THE COMPETITIVE EDGE



A clogged kitchen sink at a church prompted a routine call for drain cleaning help.

That’s when local plumbing professional Sylvan Tieger rode to rescue – with something different.

With nearly 5 decades as a plumber, including 3 years’ US Navy service, Tieger offers a full range of plumbing, drain cleaning, fire suppression and emergency services to the New York City area’s commercial, residential and institutional markets.

He also prides himself on getting to the root of customer problems. And he quickly discovered more serious trouble – a total stoppage of a 4” stack.

“The 4” soil line was blocked below the church’s kitchen sink on the main floor,” Tieger recalls. “So the sink was receiving discharges from 5 floors above.”

That allowed waste to fill the sink every time a fixture above was used. “It looked like a soft stoppage, and a cable machine probably wouldn’t have worked,” he adds. “That’s when I decided to test the power of my Kinetic Water Ram.”

Powerful Tool Clears Tough “FOG” Clogs

The lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram from General Pipe Cleaners safely, quickly and cleanly clears clogged sinks and showers, toilets and tubs with Kinetic Energy.

Kinetic Water Ram unleashes a powerful burst of compressed air that drives a clog-busting shock wave through water at 4,700 ft./second. It effectively clears hair, rust, grease, sediment and scale from lines from 1-1/4” to 4” in diameter.

“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 what I call ‘FOG’ – fats, oil and grease – it’s my favorite, favorite tool!”

Matchless Speed & Efficiency

General’s innovative tool gave Tieger a competitive edge.

For instance, one national franchise competitor – despite repeated efforts – couldn’t clear a shower drain. “It was probably another soft stoppage,” he notes. “And the clog just closed back onto itself after the competitor snaked it.”

But the first time, Tieger’s Kinetic Water Ram quickly eliminated the blockage. “Compared to the competition, it made me look really good!”

Speed and efficiency like that also lets Tieger tackle multiple drain-cleaning tasks – as he discovered when facing several simultaneous sink stoppages in a post office lavatory.

“From transport to set-up to clog-clearing, it’s about 50 times faster than cable machines,” Tieger chuckles. He simply plugged the overflow openings and – “bam, bam, bam” – cleared one sink after another with Kinetic Water Ram.

“Most customers don’t care if you suck-up the water with a straw,” Tieger winks. “They just want working sinks!”

Versatile & Easy To Use

General’s pioneering product is especially effective clearing slow draining tubs when the stoppage is on the far side of a drum trap – or through narrow lines in trailer homes that can be hard on a snake.

“I use it for all my tub stoppages,” he adds. “Plus on all sorts of sinks, basins, and floor and roof drains.”

There’s no pressure build-up within the system, either. The shock wave bypasses stacks and vents. 98% of the force is directed down the line and only 2% against pipe walls.

The compact, hand-held wonder is easy to transport. “Unlike bulky cable machines, taking Kinetic Water Ram up and down stairs is a snap!” The Ram weighs just 10 lbs.

It’s really easy to use, too.

Simply pump the Kinetic Water Ram to the desired pressure, plug overflows to prevent splash back, and firmly positioned the flexible cone over the drain opening. One snap of the trigger unleashes a powerful shock wave, usually clearing clogs with amazing speed.

General’s tool comes standard 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.

An optional toilet attachment screws onto the front of the Kinetic Water Ram – permitting firmer positioning in the bowl and acting like a powerful plunger.

The Bottom Line

“I judge how good a tool is by how fast it pays for itself – and how long it lasts,” Sylvan Tieger concludes. “And with Kinetic Water Ram, General has one hell of a great product!””

 

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.”

Boosting Professionalism & Productivity

That's why he values the quick, effective, easy-to-operate Kinetic Water Ram.

“When several people call you early in the morning or late at night, you can't afford to spend 3 or 4 hours at each place,” Smith says. “The Kinetic Water Ram lets me do multiple jobs daily - with time to spare.”

That's especially important when customers call with clogged drains late at night. “I guess it makes me the '9-1-1' of Mississippi plumbers!” Smith jokes.

He pumps General's tool to the desired pressure, plugs overflows to prevent splash back, and firmly positions the flexible cone over the drain opening. One snap of the trigger unleashes a powerful burst of compressed air, instantly clearing clogs.


The resulting shock wave from Kinetic Water Ram - called “Kinetic Energy” - hits the stoppage at nearly 4,700 feet per second, quickly clearing clogs and flushing away waste particles.

That shock wave also bypasses stacks and vents. There's no pressure build-up within the system, either. General's innovative, environmentally safe 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 trailer homes. And while it produces up to 160 pounds of pressure, most blockages clear with just 20 to 40 pounds.

One typical customer called Smith to clear a long-standing kitchen sink clog. “I tried snaking that line all the way into the septic tank - with no luck,” he recalls. “So I grabbed the Kinetic Water Ram, pumped it up, and blasted that blockage clean away!”

Dale Smith calls it “amazing” on bathtubs. “I've cleared hundreds - many with old-fashioned lever-actuated stoppers that prevent me from using my cable machine,” he says. “Kinetic Water Ram handles them all.”

Compact Design Also Scores Points

Smith really values the tool's portability.

“In the past, I've snaked through roof vents to clear clogs,” he says. That often meant dragging a heavy, awkward cable machine to the top of a building - not a pleasant task in Mississippi's scandalously sultry summers.

“Now I can handle most jobs by carrying the lightweight Kinetic Water Ram,” Smith laughs, “And I don't even break a sweat!”

Smith's association with General's tool began when he was a community college student.

“While working part-time in a grocery store, I saw a plumber's truck in the parking lot,” he recalls. “So I walked over, told him I was studying plumbing and drain cleaning, and asked his professional advice for someone just starting out.”

Smith says the fellow “immediately pulled out a Kinetic Water Ram - and told me to get one”. “This is the best, handiest tool you'll ever get,” the plumber claimed.

“So when I went into business for myself, Kinetic Water Ram was one of the very first pieces of equipment I bought,” Smith notes. “I take it everywhere.”



Versatility Enhances Appeal

Like to what some customers consider “impossible” jobs.

One bathroom sink, for instance, remained clogged for over a year - despite previously unsuccessful attempts by other plumbers to snake the line. The homeowner had nearly given up when D. Smith Plumbing Services rode to the rescue.

“They expected me to tear out the cabinets and cause a major inconvenience,” Smith says. “Instead, I grabbed my Kinetic Water Ram, added a little water to the sink and completely cleared the line.”

Smith swears by its versatility. “It's great at unclogging toilets!”

One of his business customers suffered serious clogging of a washroom toilet. “When I arrived, it was clear that employees were throwing everything down that commode - paper towels, you name it,” he recalls. “Kinetic Water Ram™ cleared that real fast!”

The General product comes with a flexible cone for 1-1/4" to 4" diameter lines, 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.

An optional toilet attachment screws onto the front of the Kinetic Water Ram, permitting firmer positioning in the bowl and performing like a powerful plunger. Additional options include a carrying case, 6" rubber cone, expansion plugs, universal faucet adapter, water supply hose, and check valve.

A Real Business Booster

“Right now I got as much business as I can handle,” Smith concludes, “Without a doubt, Kinetic Water Ram makes my job a lot easier.”

“With that tool, I can get most jobs - even some really tough ones - done in less than 5 minutes,” he maintains. “As for that plumber in the parking lot who originally recommended Kinetic Water Ram, I just wish I knew that guy's name: I'd shake his hand!”



KINETIC WATER RAM™ SOLVES IMPOSSIBLE PROBLEM -- AGAIN!

 

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 trying to snake electrical wiring through the buried pipe.

“I initially tried fish tape,” he recalls. “But I couldn’t get past the pebbles!”

That’s when Shumway got really creative – and grabbed his lightweight, compact Kinetic Water Ram™ from General Pipe Cleaners.

Innovative Tool, Innovative Answer

“The conduit ran a foot underground – then bent 90? upward for the future fixture,” he notes. “The whole run traveled about 100’ from the customer’s house.”

So Bob Shumway plugged-up the pipe on the house side – and filled it with water at the other end.

Returning to the customer’s house, he pumped-up his Kinetic Water Ram, quickly removed the pipe plug and attached General’s tool.

“I squeezed the trigger – and all the dirt and gravel just flew out the other end,” he laughs. “It saved me lots of time and aggravation – and the customer lots of money!”

Shumway quickly ran the wiring – and capped the outside end for fixtures.  Problem solved!

Quick, Professional Results

“I inherited my Kinetic Water Ram from my dad,” Bob Shumway says. “It’s probably several decades old – and still works great!”

General’s innovative tool quickly and cleanly clears clogged sinks and showers, toilets and tubs. The Kinetic Water Ram easily clears hair, rust, grease, sediment, and scale from lines from 1-1/4” up to 4" in diameter. It’s especially effective clearing slow draining tubs when the stoppage is on the far side of a drum trapor through narrow lines in trailer homes that can be hard on a snake. And it gives maintenance, plumbing and drain cleaning professionals like Shumway a clear competitive edge.

“Without our trusty Kinetic Water Ram, we would have been forced to dig-up and replace the whole line!”

General’s tool unleashes a powerful burst of compressed air that drives a shock wave (kinetic energy) through water at 4,700 ft./second – instantly breaking up the blockage.  There’s no pressure build-up within the system, either.  The shock wave bypasses stacks and vents.  98% of the force is directed down the line and only 2% against pipe walls.

Amazing Adaptability

Bob Shumway really values the tool’s versatility.  “We even used our Kinetic Water Ram unplug a swimming pool drain!”

Debris had clogged the bottom drain filter inlet.  So Shumway removed the intake hose from the filter, connected General’s tool and blew-out the blockage from the pump side.

“I didn’t have to dive to the bottom of the pool to clear the inlet!” he smiles.

General’s product comes with a flexible cone for 1-1/4" to 4" diameter lines, caulking hose, and five tapered valves for sealing 1-1/4" through 4" openings.

Shumway especially likes the tool’s Schraeder valve for use with external air sources.  “We carry a 10-gallon portable air tank to speed work on difficult blockages,” he adds.

An optional toilet attachment screws onto the front of the Kinetic Water Ram, permitting firmer positioning in the bowl – like a powerful plunger.  Additional options include a carrying case, 6" rubber cone, expansion plugs, universal faucet adapter, water supply hose and check valve.

For four decades, Shumway’s has forged a reputation for prompt, professional service with minimal disruption.  “Many customers love how fast we handle their problems,” Bob Shumway says. Kinetic Water Ram lets us do multiple jobs daily – with time to spare.”

“I’d love to retire my old Kinetic Water Ram,” he concludes. “But we can’t part with it!”

To see the Kinetic Water Ram in action, visit www.drainbrain.com/ram, or call the Drain Brains at 800-245-6200 or 412-771-6300 for more information.


Lightweight, Versatile Kinetic Water Ram™
Quickly Opens Clogged Drains With Shock Action

 

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."

But impressed by the reliability, durability and performance of all his other General equipment, Breton relented.  "We always 'test-drive' equipment before purchasing," he said. "So our distributor let us borrow one for our next couple jobs."

Easy-To-Use Tool Immediately Meets Business Needs

One of Breton's crews immediately tried the Kinetic Water Ram on a routine clogged bathtub drain.

"We just read the package instructions, and it worked the very first time," Breton says. "It's really easy to operate."

Using the build-in gauge, Pro-Tech Drains simply pumped the Kinetic Water Ram to the desired pressure.  The tool can produce up to 160 pounds of pressure, but most clogs can be cleared with just 20 to 40 pounds.  Then with overflows plugged to prevent splash back, the technician firmly positioned the flexible cone over the drain opening and snapped the trigger -- instantly clearing the clog.

"We thought it was a fluke," Breton chuckles. "So we tried it on our next job -- a definitely more demanding floor drain blockage.  And it worked again!"

Pro-Tech's founder was so impressed that he immediately drove to his distributor and bought one Kinetic Water Ram for each of his crews.

Clean & Fast On Commercial Or Residential Jobs

General's innovative Kinetic Water Ram unleashes a powerful burst of compressed air.  The resulting shock wave hits water like an air hammer, travelling 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 trailer home.

That's critical, Breton contends.

"We do a lot of fixed-rate commercial contract work," he says. "So speed is important to maintaining our profitability: the longer we take, the less we make."

One regular Pro-Tech account -- a large pastry shop -- developed a third-floor grease clog that loosened, traveling to an inaccessible portion on the building's ground level and backing-up a large, 30-gallon sink.

"With a cable machine, we would have spent 15 minutes just bailing water before starting.  But since the Kinetic Water Ram works right through standing water, we just pumped-up the unit and blasted the blockage away."

Breton points out that sort of performance considerably enhances his profitability with apartment facilities.

"We can service a 32-unit building in less than half the time it takes us to do the same work with cable machines -- and it's a lot cleaner, too!  Managers and residents love it."

"Ray Gun" Look Promotes Business

Pro-Tech Drains uses shopping mall promotions to boost its business.  And the physical appearance of the Kinetic Water Ram draws a lot of attention to Breton's services.

"The 'Ray Gun' look really draws crowds!" Breton says. "People see this shiny metal tool, and it gives us a fantastic entre to discuss our services with them."

In fact, Pro-Tech president Breton is so impressed with gleaming look of General's Kinetic Water Ram, that it's the only tool he places his company's promotional sticker on.

"I really love GENERAL cable machines.  But the Kinetic Water Ram stays clean and neat -- really showcasing our professional image.  Customers don't expect people working in drains to have futuristic looking tools like this!"

Versatility & Performance

The Kinetic Water Ram™ comes with a flexible cone for 1-1/4" to 4" diameter lines, 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.

An optional toilet attachment screws onto the front of the Kinetic Water Ram, permitting firmer positioning in the bowl and performing like a powerful plunger.  Additional options include a carrying case, 6" rubber cone, expansion plugs, faucet adapter, water supply hose, and check valve.

The Bottom Line Is The Bottom Line

"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!"

And that's good news in any language.

To see the Kinetic Water Ram in action, visit www.waterram.com, or call the Drain Brains® at General at 800-245-6200 for more information.


GENERAL’S VERSITLE KINETIC WATER RAM™
GIVES YOUNG PLUMBING PRO THE EDGE OVER COMPETITORS

“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.


Taylor comes from three generations of professionals.  In business for over six years, he routinely subcontracts for a major national plumbing and drain cleaning company specializing in franchise services.


“Jobs that take guys an hour with cable machines, I do in just 5 minutes,” he says. “It’s like they say in the movie, ‘Who you gonna call?’  With Kinetic Water Ram, I handle emergencies super quick!”


Fast, Clean Work


That’s why Taylor prefers General’s pioneering tool for rapidly clearing many common residential and commercial clogs.  Call it his “secret identity”!


“I’ve earned a reputation for prompt, clean service with minimal disruption,” he says. “Most customers can’t believe how fast I handle their problems.”


Kinetic Water Ram unleashes a powerful burst of compressed air that drives a shock wave (kinetic energy) through water at 4,700 ft./second – instantly breaking up the stoppage.  There’s no pressure build-up within the system, either.  The shock wave bypasses stacks and vents.  98% of the force is directed down the line and only 2% against pipe walls. 


The Kinetic Water Ram easily clears hair, rust, grease, sediment, and scale from lines from 1-1/4” up to 4" in diameter.  It’s especially effective clearing slow draining tubs when the stoppage is on the far side of a drum trap, or through narrow lines in trailer homes that can be hard on a snake.


Amazing Versatility


Taylor first learned of the Kinetic Water Ram when a training supervisor watched him struggle snaking the old trap of a clogged basement shower drain.


“After a while he said, ‘Let me show you how to really do it, son’,” Taylor recalls. “The supervisor got his Kinetic Water Ram, pumped it up, and immediately cleared the clog.”


That’s when Taylor became a true believer.


“The Kinetic Water Ram is perfect for all kinds of drain cleaning problems,” he claims. “It’s amazing on grease in kitchen sinks, hair and scum in bathtubs, and toilet paper and disposable wipes in commodes.”


An optional toilet attachment screws onto the front of the Kinetic Water Ram – permitting firmer positioning in the bowl and acting like a powerful plunger.  


Boosting Professionalism & Productivity


“It’s super-simple to use,” Taylor adds.


Simply pump the Kinetic Water Ram to the desired pressure, plug overflows to prevent splash back, and firmly positioned the flexible cone over the drain opening.  One snap of the trigger unleashes a powerful shock wave, instantly clearing clogs.


That’s especially important when customers see Taylor clearing clogged drains with such amazing speed and cleanliness.


“They think I’m a ‘Super Hero’ of Indiana plumbers,” Taylor jokes. “That’s why I like keeping my Kinetic Water Ram secret from competitors!”

 

 

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