General Pipe Cleaners

Rip through the toughest blockages with the unique ClogChopper® multi-function cutting tools from General Pipe Cleaners. ClogChopper’s six self-sharpening blades dig into encrusted debris and root masses, easily grinding up stoppages, scale, and crystallized urine – without risking line damage. The spherical shape maneuvers around tight bends and traps, thoroughly and safely cleaning metal, plastic, and clay pipes. Available in 1” Read more

When I asked Conrado Ensenat Jr.—aka @conradtheplumber—if he ever considered himself a role model to young people thinking of entering the trades, he unequivocally answered, “No, absolutely not.” Yet his answer wasn’t completely without, perhaps, an internal epiphany. You see, according to Conrad, the way he does things may not be the way others do Read more

While supplies last, celebrate General Pipe Cleaners’ 90th Anniversary with a FREE General “camo” ball cap! Founded in 1930, General spearheaded key developments in drain cleaning equipment – including innovative, pioneering Flexicore® cable, power-driven and hand-held cable machines, water jets, and sewer camera systems. Today, General serves multiple generations of plumbing, drain cleaning, maintenance, and rental experts with “the toughest Read more

So, as the story goes, a sales rep out west who had spent decades selling a competitor’s plumbing products is hired by General Pipe Cleaners. After initial training, he returned to his territory with a smattering of cables, cutters and drain cleaning machines to get him started. The first time he demonstrated the Flexicore Cable Read more

Rusty and Randy Tigges, co-owners of R&R Septic Services of Carroll, Iowa built a profitable business niche—fast. R&R uses the JM-1000 Mini-Jet, a compact, powerful water jet from General Pipe Cleaners, to service and clean modular wastewater treatment installations. Decentralized modular septic systems like AdvanTex are becoming more common in rural areas not served by Read more