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Old 06-30-2009, 09:35 PM   #22
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Got mine at Hagemeyer. Not sure if they're up your way or not.
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Got mine at Hagemeyer. Not sure if they're up your way or not.
Nope. I suppose Lowes or HD might carry it though.
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I got mine at HD. Contractors desk, not the general tool population.
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Nope. I suppose Lowes or HD might carry it though.
Here it is online:

http://www.ohiopowertool.com/p-1529-...r-2310-21.aspx
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The reason this is a good deal is because the free driver comes with an extra battery. These camera things (no matter the brand) suck some serious battery.
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Nope. I suppose Lowes or HD might carry it though.
It's actually Lowe's and Home Depot. And "nope" isn't a complete sentence.
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It's actually Lowe's and Home Depot. And "nope" isn't a complete sentence.
Ouch. You got me. Nice try though. "Nope" is a compete sentence. Sorry.
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Ouch. You got me. Nice try though. "Nope" is a compete sentence. Sorry.
I believe a complete sentence contains a subject and a verb. I'm not any sort or english or grammar expert though.
I do laugh every time I read one of your posts correcting someone's spelling or grammar.
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Anyhow, those Seesnakes look like a pretty nice tool to have on the truck. I use a mirror.
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If I'm going to do anything, I think I'll upgrade to either the Rigid or Milwaukee that can record images and video.

What do you have now Ken? I have the Rigid micro, but it doesn't capture pictures or video.
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The head is smaller and the shafts are the same????????
I have a new 9.5mm head on order, which should arrive some time next week, so don't actually have it in front of me to confirm, but supposedly the flexible shaft and bulkhead connector are identical to the old one.
It's just the actual imager head itself that is smaller.
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If I'm going to do anything, I think I'll upgrade to either the Rigid or Milwaukee that can record images and video.
I'm not sure of how much value video would be too the average electrician, but the newest version of the SeeSnake Micro comes with both the 9.5mm head and an RCA video output for remote viewing and recording for around $250.00, not too much more than the old model cost.

The new larger SeeSnake MicroExplorer actually has full onboard video capture and JPEG image capability, but it still uses a larger 17mm head and is also in the $600.00 + price range.
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Some people show vacation videos to friends, tradesmen show DVDs of the inside of walls.

And here you can see where the Carpenter missed the stud with the nails

Pass the popcorn.
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I'm not sure of how much value video would be too the average electrician..........
Several of my customers I rarely see. They call me with their problem, I go and fix it, then email the bill to them. I've got some I've never even met in person.

Being able to attach a video or photo of what I find to be the problem may help support the price I charge as some people see anything over $100 as exorbitant. They can't understand why the problem was so hard to find. Having a bid or pix would help substantiate the billl.

Imagine a plumber snaking out a main drain. He sends down a camera first, and discovers roots growing in the line. He will send down a chopper, open the line, bill the customer with a note, "You're going to be calling us back next year because....." while showing them the video.

Another plus: Sometimes it's difficult to watch the screen as you move the camera around. Taking a video then reviewing it could speed things up.
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Several of my customers I rarely see. They call me with their problem, I go and fix it, then email the bill to them. I've got some I've never even met in person.

Being able to attach a video or photo of what I find to be the problem may help support the price I charge as some people see anything over $100 as exorbitant. They can't understand why the problem was so hard to find. Having a bid or pix would help substantiate the billl.

Imagine a plumber snaking out a main drain. He sends down a camera first, and discovers roots growing in the line. He will send down a chopper, open the line, bill the customer with a note, "You're going to be calling us back next year because....." while showing them the video.

Another plus: Sometimes it's difficult to watch the screen as you move the camera around. Taking a video then reviewing it could speed things up.


You can say that twice and mean it. Okay, now some goofy is going to repeat that. $600 is a little steep. I'll keep what I have now. Okay, smaller head and same size shaft, what's the point? That's worth a buck twenty for ya'???????
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As I posted and thought of my proofread, I thought, "Please don't turn this into sexual innuendo"! Leave that alone please.
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Probably worth a buck twenty to her ...

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I've seen it in a few other local stores as well.
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Okay, smaller head and same size shaft, what's the point? That's worth a buck twenty for ya'???????
I can see the advantage of having a camera head with a 3-foot long flexible shaft small enough to pass through a hole less than 1/2-inch in diameter.
Granted you canít get an additional extension through because the connector is too big, but this still gives you 3-feet of viewing inside walls and ceilings, which is all I would normally use anyway.
The smaller head should allow it to pass through a wire opening in a one-gang nonmetallic box installed in a finished wall or ceiling or an open wire entry KO of metal device boxes and ceiling boxes with cable clamps in existing construction.
It should also be able pass through an installed 3/8-inch two-screw NM or AC/flex connector and could also snake 3-feet into a piece of 1/2-inch EMT.
For me, this will be a big help, especially for old work.
Where the larger size is not a problem, I can still use the old head along with the additional extensions I have.
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I can see the advantage of having a camera head with a 3-foot long flexible shaft small enough to pass through a hole less than 1/2-inch in diameter.
Granted you can’t get an additional extension through because the connector is too big, but this still gives you 3-feet of viewing inside walls and ceilings, which is all I would normally use anyway.
The smaller head should allow it to pass through a wire opening in a one-gang nonmetallic box installed in a finished wall or ceiling or an open wire entry KO of metal device boxes and ceiling boxes with cable clamps in existing construction.
It should also be able pass through an installed 3/8-inch two-screw NM or AC/flex connector and could also snake 3-feet into a piece of 1/2-inch EMT.
For me, this will be a big help, especially for old work.
Where the larger size is not a problem, I can still use the old head along with the additional extensions I have.

You've got alot better aim than me. You find that many hidden boxes? Why in the heck would you snake a camera 3' into a piece of thinwall or any pipe for that matter?

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