helps California plumbing pro boost business “Gen-Eye camera systems easily and accurately spot trouble in sewer lines – diapers, cell phones, toys – you name it,” James Capelli says. “But a boa constrictor tops them all!” The snake somehow migrated to the women’s restroom of a commercial office building. “It kept poking its head up through toilets – and scaring all the ladies!” he adds. That’s when Capelli, then employed by a local plumber, rode to rescue with Gen-Eye video inspection equipment. He summarily spotted the reluctant reptile and animal control extracted the scary serpent. The crisis was swiftly solved thanks to General Pipe Cleaners’ camera system. Track record of trust and performance Fast-forward several years. Capelli now owns Capelli Plumbing in San Leandro, Calif. “We handle a lot of residential and light commercial work in the San Francisco area,” he says. “I wanted a tough and compact video package to inspect the 1 1/2- to 4-in. Lines of our apartment-maintenance customers.” That’s why Capelli chose the compact Gen- Eye POD from General Pipe Cleaners. “It’s a tiny little thing,” he says, chuckling. “You just grab it – and go!” The economical, ergonomic Gen-Eye POD integral video inspection system combines a color mini-camera, reel and monitor into an easy-to-transport, all-in-one package. The Gen-Eye MINI-POD™ carries 125 ft.Or 175 ft. Of Gel-Rod and the color mini-camera is small enough to troubleshoot 2 -in. To 4-in. Conduits. “I know General says two to four inches, but I’ve used it in a wider range of lines,” Capelli says. The full-size Gen-Eye POD reel carries 200 ft. Of Gel-Rod for 3-in. To 10-in. Lines. The tough Gel-Rod protects against moisture damage. If cut or abraded, the gel in the rod automatically seals the break, preventing the wires from shorting out and protecting your investment. Its Kevlar braid, fiberglass core and durable sheath offer maximum pushing and pulling power. Rugged reliability with state-of-the-art features The Gen-Eye POD features a bright 7-in. LCD monitor on a 355° swivel gooseneck for easy viewing in all directions – all in a padded case with sunscreen. Capelli likes that combination of features.“In tight spots, I can easily adjust the monitor for others to see what I’m doing,” he says. A “video out” connection permits recording to an external device and the 512 Hz transmitter for precise camera locating is standard. General’s compact package also can be operated vertically or horizontally – and includes: ■ Rugged frame & reel; ■ Drag brake & reel lock; ■ LED dimmer control; and ■ 3-in. Trap skid. Equipment depth enhances professional reputation Capelli loves his Gen-Eye POD. “Without a doubt,” he says, “General Pipe Cleaners produces the best cable drain-cleaning equipment around.” That’s why his arsenal includes some of the most effective tools available, including the popular: ■ SPEEDROOTER with plenty of raw power for long, tough jobs, rugged reliability, optimal control and ease-of-use – even in oneman situations. ■ MINI-ROOTER XP that unclogs drains from rooftop to basement – including kitchen, bath and laundry lines. ■ SUPER-VEE handheld drain cleaner that easily unclogs sink, shower, toilet and laundry drain lines up to 3-in. Diameter. ■ DRAIN-ROOTER PH compact, lightweight, floor-mounted machine for clearing clogs in tight spots. All General Pipe Cleaners cable machines include Flexicore cable made of heavy-duty wire tightly coiled around 49-strand aircraft-type wire rope. “General drain-cleaning and pipe inspection tools always have been reliable and exceeded expectations,” Capelli says. “They’re the best out there!”
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