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

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

  • 412-771-6300
  • 800-245-6200

Public Relations:
Rosemarie Ascherl
USA
Phone: 440-234-1812 ext 126
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General Information:
Marty Silverman
USA
Phone: 412-771-6300
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General Pipe Cleaners

Cleaning Products & Equipment, Portable Tools, Electrical Equipment & Systems

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

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 3–10 in. lines or on mini-reel for 2–4 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

Non-Industrial Products, Cleaning Products & Equipment

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

April 7, 2014

Able to be loaded by one person onto truck, Speedrooter 92™ 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™ 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™ 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

Materials & Material Processing, Non-Industrial Products, Cleaning Products & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools

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™ Power Drain Cleaner handles roots and other difficult stoppages in 3–6 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™ lets users inspect both 1-1/2” to 3” 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” 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

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