The lightweight JM-1000 packs a powerful punch when it comes to cleaning small lines


“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 on the compact, lightweight JM-1000 Mini-Jet from General Pipe Cleaners.

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

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

Inside jobs often aren’t spacious, either. “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.

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

For more extensive outside jobs, Casteen also has the larger, more powerful, gas-powered JM-3000 water jet. “All 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 electric-powered JM-1000 is perfect for spot-clearing kitchen stoppages.”

It’s excellent for use on laundry drains and other small lines, too. With 1,500 psi of cleaning power, General’s powerful little water jet hits soft stoppages with high-pressure, wall-to-wall water streams and flushes them away.

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Design meets tough requirements
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 really negotiates twists and turns very well,” Casteen remarks. “I think General’s R&D crew did a great job.”

“Size matters,” he also jokes.

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As large as a typical toolbox, the rugged, diamond-plate metal case containing pump and motor assemblies measures just 24 inches long by 10 1/2 inches deep by 11 inches high. And at just 23 pounds, the JM-1000 Mini-Jet is easy to carry.

“It’s even lighter than my tool bag,” Casteen says. “And it might be small, but it’s powerful.”

Maneuverability counts, too. “If I’m in a sink cabinet, the small size lets me easily move around – and, if any problems occur, quickly back off and shut off the water.”

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General’s tough little tool is considerate of surroundings. Rubber feet on the carrying case help protect delicate counter tops in kitchens and baths. It also sports key safety features – like a sensor to shut off the motor if water stops flowing, and a three-wire ground fault circuit interrupter.

General equipment inspires confidence
“My JM-1000 is great for one-man operation,” Casteen remarks. “It’s very versatile and reliable.”

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

That’s why, in addition to his JM-1000 and JM-3000 water jets, Casteen’s arsenal also includes General Super-Vee hand-held drain cleaners for small-line work – and a Speedrooter 92 for long, tough jobs.

The hand-held Super-Vee easily unclogs sink, shower, toilet and laundry drain lines up to 3 inches in diameter. With a dependable motor, durable aluminum drum, and tough Flexicore  cable, Super-Vee withstands the most demanding small-line jobs – and keeps working.

With plenty of raw power, the field-proven Speedrooter 92 blends rugged reliability with optimal control and ease of use. Great for one-man operation, it drives and retracts 3/4-inch and 5/8-inch cables. And one person can easily maneuver and load it onto a truck.

Both drive General’s heavy-duty Flexicore cable with superior kinking resistance, unequalled strength and the right amount of flexibility. It’s so tough that it carries the best warranty in the business.

The bottom line
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.”


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