Compact Mini-Jet Saves Contractor Time, Trouble and Money

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

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Compact Mini-Jet Saves Contractor Time, Trouble and Money
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.

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“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.

“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.

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

For extensive outside jobs, Casteen uses 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. General’s 1,500 psi of raw cleaning power hits soft stoppages with high-pressure, wall-to-wall water streams and flushes them away.

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 negotiates twists and turns very well,” Casteen says. “I think General’s R&D crew did a great job.”

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 lighter than my tool bag,” Casteen says. “Although small, it’s powerful.”

It's maneuverable, too. “If I’m in a sink cabinet, the JM-1000 lets me easily move around — and, if any problems occur, quickly back off and shut off the water.”

Great for one-man operation, General’s tough little tool respects 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

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.”

So with his JM-1000 and JM-3000 water jets, Casteen’s arsenal also includes Super-Vee hand-held drain cleaners for small-line work and a Speedrooter 92 cable machine for long, tough jobs.

On his residential, agricultural and commercial jobs, Casteen says, “I only use tools I trust.”

“General wrote the book on drain cleaning equipment. And I foresee using my JM-1000 a whole lot.”

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


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