Size makes a difference for this Contractor

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“The compact size makes it great for one-man operation – and it’s perfect for much of the work I do!”

That’s Craig Casteen describing the lightweight JM-1000 Mini-Jet™ from General Pipe Cleaners.

Owner of Casteen Plumbing & Repair in Rose Hill, NC, Casteen can find himself in some pretty tight spots.

“There are lots of crawl spaces beneath homes in North Carolina,” he says. “And I’m often under someone’s house – by myself – doing plumbing and drain cleaning work.”

Inside jobs can be cramped, too. “I clear lots of kitchen clogs – and do contract service work on apartments,” Casteen adds. “So I can get into even tighter spots!”

Compact Water Jet Provides The Solution

That’s why Casteen chose General’s JM-1000 Mini-Jet.

The compact, lightweight, electric-powered JM-1000 Mini-Jet is great for clearing grease, sand and ice from small, 1-1/2” to 3” lines – up to 50 feet long.

For extensive outside jobs, Casteen uses the larger, more powerful, gas-powered JM-3000 water jet. “General water jets are great for clearing grease and slurry – but kitchen sinks are the number one place for inside grease problems,” he observes. “And the JM-1000 is perfect for spot-clearing kitchen stoppages.”

It’s excellent on laundry drains and other small lines, too. General’s 1500 psi of raw cleaning power hits soft stoppages with high-pressure, wall-to-wall water streams – and flushes them away.

Design Meets Tough Requirements

General offers an option of tough stainless steel braid hose to help the hose slide smoothly down 1-1/2” to 3” drain lines – and more easily navigates tight bends. The 3/16” Teflon core also reduces flow resistance, further improving small line cleaning power.

Pulse technology also helps slide the hose around tight bends and farther down lines. It breaks the initial tension between the hose surface and pipe walls, increasing cleaning power. And it separates General’s Jet-Set from ordinary pressure washers.

“General’s nozzle design negotiates twists and turns very well,” Casteen remarks. “I think General’s R&D crew a great job!”

As large as a typical toolbox, the rugged, diamond plate metal case protects the pump and motor assembly. And at just 23 lb, the JM-1000™ is easy-to-carry.

“It’s lighter than my tool bag,” Casteen smiles. “Although small, it’s powerful!”

It’s maneuverable, too. “If I’m in a sink cabinet, the JM-1000 size lets me easily move around – and, if problems occur, quickly back-off and shut off the water.”

Great for one-man operation, General’s tough little tool respects surroundings, too. Rubber feet on the carrying case help protect counter tops in kitchens and baths. It also sports safety features like a sensor to shut off the motor if water stops flowing.

General Equipment Inspires Confidence

Water jets aren’t the only General products in Craig Casteen’s equipment mix. “When you’re safeguarding a 34-year reputation for quality work, you get the best tools for the job.”

So with his JM-1000 and JM-3000, Casteen’s arsenal also includes Super-Vee® hand-held drain cleaners for small-line work – and a Speedrooter 92® cable machine for long, tough jobs.

On his residential, agricultural and commercial jobs, Craig Casteen stresses, “I only use tools I trust.”

“General wrote the book on drain cleaning equipment,” he concludes. “And I foresee using my JM-1000 a whole lot!”

For more information, contact the Drain Brains® at General at 800-245-6200, or visit


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