As a plumber, you often need to get into tight spaces. This profession is no place for heavy, bulky tools. That’s why the lightweight, compact JM-1000 Mini-Jet from General Pipe Cleaners can be a plumber’s best friend.

The durable unit provides 1,500 psi of cleaning power, yet weighs just 22 pounds. It capably clears grease, sand and ice from 1 1/2- to 3-inch lines, with the pump and motor assembly safely contained in a rugged metal diamond plate case designed to handle abuse in the field. The portable package takes little space in your truck at only 24 by 10 1/2 by 11 inches.

“This unit is such a great fit for plumbers and cleaners that need to visit several job sites in one day, or for building maintenance personnel working on large buildings,” says Marty Silverman, vice president of marketing for General Pipe Cleaners. “It’s portable and compact, but packs a lot of punch.”

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The unit’s water jets use a stream of high-pressure water that hits the stoppage and flushes it away. The thrust of the nozzle drives the hose down the line, providing wall-to-wall cleaning action. Pulse helps the hose slide around tight bends and farther down the line. That pulse actually breaks the initial tension between the surface of the hose and the walls of the pipe, increasing the unit’s overall cleaning power.

“It is designed to clear most grease stoppages that occur within 20 feet of the drain,” says Silverman. “In that way, it serves as an alternative to a cable machine.”

The unit is also efficient, as it generates 1,500 psi at 1.4 gpm, yet pulls only 13 amps. The pump and motor are enclosed in a metal housing and protected by a ground fault circuit interrupter. In addition, a water sensor senses the moving water and automatically shuts off the motor if water isn’t flowing through the pump to protect the unit from damage. It also has rubber feet under the case to protect kitchen countertops. The full kit includes Super-Flex high-pressure jet hose, a four-piece nozzle set, water supply hose, shut-off valve, universal faucet adapter and threaded faucet adapter.

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“Small jetting units are becoming more and more popular, and we’re very excited by the positive reaction from the JM-1000 Mini-Jet within the industry,” says Silverman. “Pound for pound and dollar for dollar, we believe that the Mini-Jet is a great and small investment.” 800/245-6200;

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