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General Pipe Cleaners, Div. of General Wire Spring Co.

1101 Thompson Ave., McKees Rocks, PA, 15136, USA

  • 800-245-6200

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Marty Silverman
Phone: 412-771-6300
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Latest New Product News from
General Pipe Cleaners, Div. of General Wire Spring Co.

cleaning products & equipment, non-industrial products

Power Drain Cleaner has variable-speed power cable feed.

April 5, 2016

Operated horizontally or vertically, 30 lb Model DRZ clears clogged sink, tub, and laundry drains in 1 ¼–3 in. lines. Variable-speed power cable feed provides complete control as unit feeds and retrieves cable at up to 16 fpm, and 4 ft guide tube eliminates any need to touch cable. Along with silent motor, features include pneumatic foot pedal to control feed and guide hose, rust-resistant aluminum drum, and quick-change cartridge system. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Video Pipe Inspection System supports mobile monitoring/recording.

April 5, 2016

A built-in Wi-Fi transmitter in General Pipe Cleaners' Gen-Eye Prism makes pipe inspection easier and less expensive. It sends video or photos to Wi-Fi enabled devices like a tablet or smart phone to monitor and record inspection work. Expandable cradle on top of unit supports tablet and adjusts for optimal viewing. Complete systems feature self-leveling color camera that automatically keeps picture right side up as it glides though the pipe. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Video Inspection System features lightweight portable design.

July 7, 2015

Weighing 14 lb, Gen-Eye SDP combines all features of full-size video inspection system in portable package. System includes 10.4 in. sunlight-readable LCD, built-in 4-hr rechargeable battery for remote applications far from power source, and Wi-Fi transmitter that sends video to smartphone or tablet. With app, users can view and record video inspections at up to 300–500 ft. Additional features include built-in waterproof keyboard and integral SD recorder that stores up to 32 GB on one card. Read More

sensors, monitors & transducers, test & measuring instruments

Water Leak Detector sensor listens for water from cracked pipe.

June 25, 2015

With maximized sound amplification, Gen-Ear LE® can pinpoint water leaks in residential and commercial water lines under concrete, asphalt, or tile. Handheld amplifier fits in operator&#39;s palm and provides noise-free amplification with built-in preset audio filters, while headphones with noise cancellation features block out interference from surrounding ambient noise. Probe rods, magnetic attachment, and Sound Amplification Module address specific areas of use.<br /> Read More

test & measuring instruments, vision systems

Video Pipe Inspection System has color 10.4 in. LCD screen.

August 5, 2014

Supplied in heavy-duty Pelican case, 10 lb Gen-Eye SD® mounts via docking arm on full size reel to trouble-shoot 3&ndash;10 in. lines or on mini-reel for 2&ndash;4 in. lines. Integral SD recorder has 1 GB capacity for video (~2 hr) or still images, and built-in waterproof keyboard permits 9 pages of on-screen titling. Other features of this rugged inspection and location system include built-in voice-over microphone with switch, camera test port, A/V out connections, and AC and DC power cords. Read More

cleaning products & equipment, electrical equipment & systems, portable tools

Bidirectional Cutter clears stubborn drain clogs.

August 5, 2014

Used for drain cleaning applications, Spider double cutter features front and rear blades. Cutting starts as cable feeds into line and continues as it retracts to increase chance of removing stoppages and promote thorough cleaning. Double U-Cutter and Double Heavy Duty Side Cutter models are both offered in 3 and 4 in. sizes, and Double U-Cutters can also be adapted to sectional machines or to other brands of cable-type drain cleaners. Read More

cleaning products & equipment, non-industrial products

Cable-Feed Drain Cleaning Tool combines rugged design, usability.

April 7, 2014

Able to be loaded by one person onto truck, Speedrooter 92&trade; employs heavy-duty ½ hp motor and can drive/retract ¾, 5/8, and ½ in. cables at up to 20 fpm. Inner drum, molded to surround and contain Flexitube&trade; spring distributor tube, prevents cable tangling while allowing operator to see remaining cable. Tube lets cable smoothly feed and retract, even if frame has been damaged/abused, and grease fitting on hub facilitates grease applications and machine maintenance. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Pipe Locator utilizes graphic icons to lead users to target.

October 17, 2013

With intuitive directional mapping and guidance system, Gen-Eye Hot Spot&trade; facilitates locating of pipe inspection cameras, sondes, active power lines, and buried utilities. Total field antenna array allows users to locate from any direction, while backlit LCD provides graphic icons that lead users directly to target. Locator's depth range is up to 10 ft in cast iron pipe and 20 ft in clay or plastic pipe. Rated at IP65, locator is dirt and dust proof as well as water-resistant. Read More

cleaning products & equipment, machinery & machining tools, materials & material processing, non-industrial products

Power Drain Cleaner includes stair climbers to ease transport.

January 11, 2013

Combining fold-down handle, stair climbers, truck loading wheel, and frame on 10 in. wheels for portability, Metro&trade; Power Drain Cleaner handles roots and other difficult stoppages in 3&ndash;6 in. drain lines using 75 ft of 5/8 in. Flexicore® cable, which consists of heavy-duty wire tightly coiled around 49 strand aircraft-type wire rope. For smaller jobs, users can switch to 100 ft of 9/16 in. Flexicore® cable. Machine's narrow profile facilitates handling in tight places and loading into truck. Read More

test & measuring instruments, vision systems

Visual Pipe Inspection Tool has compact, handheld form factor.

December 10, 2012

The Gen-Eye Micro-Scope&trade; lets users inspect both 1-1/2&rdquo; to 3&rdquo; drain lines and many toilet traps with 100 ft micro push rod, and hard-to-reach places such as duct work, furnaces, and crawl spaces with 39&rdquo; probe rod. Monitor attaches to reel with adjustable mount for optimal viewing angle. Monitor has 3.5 in. LCD screen, SD card reader with one-touch record button for photos/videos, digital zoom, rotatable picture, voice over recording capability, and USB port. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Portable Video Inspection System comes in all-in-one package.

June 8, 2012

Offering everything needed for video inspection in padded 24 lb case, Gen-Eye Vista(TM) lets users record video or still images on included DVD recorder and SD card reader simultaneously. Optional USB port is also available, and built-in rechargeable battery allows in-field operation for up to 4 hr. Along with 8 in. color LCD monitor, features include full keyboard, on-screen distance counter, built-in voice over, date/time stamp, LED dimmer control, and camera test port. Read More

cleaning products & equipment

Multi-Function Cutting Tools optimize drain cleaning.

February 3, 2011

Equipped with 6 self-sharpening blades that dig into encrusted debris and root masses, ClogChopper(TM) Tools grind up stoppages, scale, and crystallized urine, without risking pipe damage. Spherical design maneuvers around tight bends and traps, safely cleaning metal, plastic, and clay pipes. Available in 1, 1½, 2, 2½, 3, and 4 in. sizes, ClogChopper(TM) Tools are suited for clearing stacks, downspouts, and mains, as well as for drain lining jobs. Read More

cleaning products & equipment, material handling & storage

Protective Bag keeps wet closet augers contained and out of sight.

October 4, 2010

Closet Auger Bags contain wet augers when carrying through homes, hospitals, or offices. Wide mouth end and heavy-duty zipper to make retrieval and storage of pipe cleaning augers easier. Three vent holes in bags enable auger to dry between jobs, and shoulder strap enables users to carry other tools. Bags hold Flexicore® 3 ft Closet Auger with 2 layers of tempered spring steel coiled over core of 49-strand wire rope, or 6 ft Teletube® Flexicore Closet Auger with 3 extra ft of cable inside guide tube. Read More

fluid & gas flow equipment, materials & material processing

Drain Cleaning Machine blends features for durability, usage.

July 8, 2010

Featuring ½ hp motor and Flexicore® cable, Speedrooter 92(TM) employs Flexitube(TM) spring distributor tube that allows cable to feed and retract smoothly - even if frame has been damaged and abused. Cord wrap, added to handle, facilitates storage of power cord and foot pedal, while adjustable height, swept-back handle provides maximum maneuvering leverage. Power Cable Feed drives and retracts ¾, 5/8, and ½ in. cables, and turning knob on top of feed adjusts for different cable sizes. Read More

test & measuring instruments, vision systems

Video Inspection System has SD card reader, docking arm.

April 12, 2010

Gen-Eye SD(TM) video pipe inspection and location system, supplied in padded package that weighs 10 lb, features Command Module with 8 in. color LCD, SD Card Reader, and full keyboard. Docking arm can be used to mount on full size reel to troubleshoot 3-10 in. lines or mini reel to view 2-4 in. lines. In addition to voice over microphone and switch, features include LED dimmer control, camera test port, video and audio out connections, and storage compartment. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Video Inspection Systems help troubleshoot pipes.

December 9, 2009

Operated vertically or horizontally, Gen-Eye POD(TM) and MINI-POD(TM) combine camera, reel, and 5.6 in. LCD monitor with gooseneck mount in one package. Gen-Eye POD(TM) features self-leveling camera and 200 ft of Gel-Rod® for troubleshooting 3-10 in. drain lines, while MINI-POD(TM) carries 125 or 175 ft of push rod and color mini-camera to inspect 2-4 in. lines. Offering video-out connection for recording on external device, systems also include 3 in. trap skid, picture inverter, and LED dimmer control. Read More

test & measuring instruments, vision systems

Video Inspection System offers portable operation.

July 3, 2009

Able to be operated vertically or horizontally, Gen-Eye POD(TM) combines mini color camera, reel, and monitor into one package. Its 5.6 in. LCD monitor, supplied in padded case with sunscreen, is mounted on 355° swivel gooseneck to facilitate viewing in all directions. Mini-reel carries 125 or 175 ft of push rod, and color mini-camera is small enough to trouble-shoot 2-4 in. lines. Also included, video out connection lets users record on external device. Read More

machinery & machining tools

Pipe Thawing Machines are offered in 2 models.

November 7, 2008

Delivering clamp-plug-thaw functionality, Hot-Shot(TM) 320/400 unfreeze pipes in minutes to eliminate tearing up floors, breaking through walls, or digging around pipes in frozen ground. Hot-Shot 320 and generates 320 A to thaw up to 100 ft of 1½ in. pipe. Featuring dual-level output, Hot-Shot 400 generates 400 A to clear frozen lines up to 175 ft long with 1½ in. dia lines. If users are on job with only 15 A breaker, they can switch Hot-Shot down to 320 A and pull just 14 A. Read More

test & measuring instruments

Video Inspection System includes self-leveling camera.

May 30, 2007

Equipped with 1.4 in. diameter camera with stainless steel housing, Gen-Eye GL(TM) is designed to keep picture right side up at all times as camera glides through pipeline. Camera carries 16 white LEDs to light up lines as large as 10 in. diameter. DVD recorder provides crisp picture with jitter-free freeze frame, while separate 9 in. industrial color monitor delivers clear picture in field. Gel-Rod® push rod protects against moisture damage if rod is cut or abraded. Read More

fluid & gas flow equipment

Check Valve prevents basement flooding.

February 8, 2005

Available for 2, 3, and 4 in. floor drains, Flood-Guard® operates like check valve to seal off water back-up caused by overloaded sewers. Water flows normally through drain until sewer begins to back up; then Flood-Guard® float rises to seal off drain opening until water recedes. Unit requires only screwdriver for installation, and once in place, can prevent property damage. Flood-Guard® is also available in stand pipe model for handling extreme, extended pressure. Read More

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