Innovative Kinetic Water Ram Gives Plumber a Competitive Edge

Lightweight, compact tool from General Pipe Cleaners safely, quickly and cleanly clears clogged lines

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Innovative Kinetic Water Ram Gives Plumber a Competitive Edge

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

That’s when local plumbing professional Sylvan Tieger rode to the rescue with something different. He prides himself on getting to the root of customer problems. And he quickly discovered more serious trouble this time: a total stoppage of a 4-inch stack.

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

“It looked like a soft stoppage, and a cable machine probably wouldn’t have worked. That’s when I decided to test the power of my Kinetic Water Ram.”

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

“This was a bad blockage,” Tieger says. “And it frankly took me a couple dozen times before I finally heard the ‘whoosh’ that — believe it or not — cleared the entire 4-inch stack stoppage.”

Results like that made him a believer. “This one job paid more than the tool cost me. 

“Now I have one Kinetic Water Ram for each of my three crews, my home and my daughter,” he says. “On FOG — fats, oil and grease — it’s my favorite, favorite tool.”

Matchless speed and efficiency 

General’s innovative tool gives 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 says. “And the clog just closed back onto itself after the competitor snaked it.”

But the first time he tried, 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 setup to clog clearing, it’s about 50 times faster than cable machines,” Tieger says. 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. They just want working sinks.”

Versatile and 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,” Tieger says. “Plus on all sorts of sinks, basins, and floor and roof drains.”

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

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

It’s really easy to use, too.

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

The bottom line 

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

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