General’s Typhoon Trailer Jet Storms Through Serious Sewer Clogs

Long Island drain cleaner uses the rugged Typhoon J-2512 for a variety of demanding jobs

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General’s Typhoon Trailer Jet Storms Through Serious Sewer Clogs
The Typhoon trailer jet from General Pipe Cleaners boasts electric brakes, safety strobe light, three safety cones with holder, rear fold-down stabilizer jacks, retractable hose guide arm, and antifreeze system as standard equipment.

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Over 10 feet of solid grease packed the sewer line of a Long Island, New York, apartment complex. Raw sewage surged into the parking lot. Health authorities threatened action. And frantic facility managers sought fast action. 

That’s when they called Keith Johnson – and his “big artillery.” 

Owner of Accurate Cesspool and a professional drain cleaner for over 25 years, Johnson forged a local reputation for swiftly and professionally tackling the area’s toughest jobs. 

“Their big problems are my problem,” says Johnson, also a board member of the Long Island Liquid Waste Association. “And I make their big problems go away – fast.” 

Storming through stoppages 

Years of grease, sediment and debris had accumulated in a back pitch part of the 8-inch pipe. Failure to employ routine, precautionary line cleaning had simply compounded the problem. 

So Johnson brought his J-2512 Typhoon trailer jet from General Pipe Cleaners. 

With a 2,500 psi/12 gpm pump for high water flow, General’s Typhoon blasts big lines and long runs clean of clogs. Its powerful 24 hp Honda engine with 10-gallon fuel tank ensures extended performance on stubborn stoppages. And its 200-gallon holding tank carries enough water to handle remote applications with limited water access. 

Johnson employed the Typhoon’s built-in Vibra-Pulse to help propel the jet down the line, around bends and to the clog. “The Vibra-Pulse really helped,” Johnson says. “And the Typhoon eventually blasted the blockage – making the whole apartment complex a bit better smelling.” 

Weapon of choice 

Johnson uses the Typhoon for a wide variety of jobs. 

“It’s great for routine house trap maintenance cleaning,” he says. “The holding tank is also more than sufficient to clear the main and sewer lines of a dozen buildings in a work day.” 

Two hose reels – a jet hose reel with 400 feet of 1/2-inch capacity featuring variable-speed electric rewind, and a water supply hose reel carrying 150 feet of 3/4-inch hose – are mounted at the rear of the unit next to the pressure gauge and output valve. Engine controls and an hour meter are mounted within easy reach in the lockable toolbox with slide action doors just below the reels. 

The Typhoon boasts electric brakes, safety strobe light, three safety cones with holder, rear fold-down stabilizer jacks, retractable hose guide arm, and antifreeze system as standard equipment. 

Johnson likes the built-in brakes. “You can drag a full load of water right to the job – and not waste time filling up at the site,” he says. “And the antifreeze really helps in winter. Competitive jets don’t have those features.” 

General’s Typhoon also rides on rugged 15-inch radial tires with modular wheels and leaf-spring suspension rated at 3,500 pounds per axle. 

“Maneuverability is great,” Johnson notes. “I can easily tow my Typhoon to jobs, and maneuver it around the landscaping of large residential and commercial buildings to problem areas.” 

A front splashguard helps shield the pump and engine from road debris. And the jet’s tough epoxy finish ensures added weather protection. 

Johnson’s verdict? “The Typhoon does what you want it to do – especially on demanding jobs.” 

For more information, contact the Drain Brains at General Pipe Cleaners at 800/245-6200, or visit 

General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring Co., is a manufacturer of high-quality drain cleaning equipment since 1930. General serves drain cleaning professionals and plumbing contractors, as well as facilities managers, the rental industry and the hardware/home center market. The Toughest Tools Down The Line.


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