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!