For those who do sewer line inspections, what camera do you use?
I sub these out to a local plumbing contractor, the last i checked these cameras were to expensive for my limited use…
I sub this service out.
I know you have multiple inspectors so it might not be a bad idea for you to do it in house. Perhaps find someone that is experienced at sewer scoping.
You could also make this person a dedicated sewer scope technician and provide your services to other home inspectors in your area.
I would check with plumbing companies and suppliers to see what they recommend for equipment also.
Thanks David, I am working with the local Sewer expert here, I was just looking for more from possibly experienced inspectors doing there own sewer inspection, I have a hired full time sewer inspector now, I am just trying to complete any outside info I can get, not much on training through NACHI on it, I turn away a couple sewer inspections a day without marketing it, Time to start earning on it, Factor #6 in STACKS, " How good you are at selling additional ancillary inspection services" is my #1 goal this year.
Wholer vis 350. I’m pretty happy with it. If your interested in getting one, I can look up info and tell you where to get…
We use a Rigid Sea Snake. Portable, battery powered, hand held unit with 100 feet of cable.
Bought it at Ohio tool for 3200.00
is 1oo feet enough to do a proper inspection??
That really depends on your local area.
Older homes are likely to need longer.
At the Nachi facility class, we were taught 140 feet is a better length.
But I have yet to acquire my camera
Check out easycamllc.com
They have a modular system and over night ship any parts that break down so you minimize down time.
Larry Cage suggested I contact you regarding septic and sewer lines. Do you know how my company can get educated to perform these type of inspections? I currently sub them out.
Thank you, Tim
Hi Tim, All of Peter’s info is in his signature in post #6. You will have better luck emailing him directly, I would think. And, my last name is with a “K”.
Just an update. I have had Wholer cameras since 2015-2016. Initially we were happy, but we have had several issues with these cameras over the years. Service has not been great. At this point I would not recommend. We will probably be going to rigid on our next units.
I use a Viztrac with a cable that’s just shy of 200 feet, but would recommend a Rigid instead.
I was using a outside contractor and got tired of the scheduling hassles. So I got certified and bought my own set-up. I use a Ridgid Sea Snake Mini Trusense model 63628 with 200’ cable and a Ridgid Sea Snake CS65x. Bought it through Ohio Tool. They had a deal going and I got a Sonde NaviTrack Scout with it for “free”. https://www.ohiopowertool.com/c-98-pipe-inspection-cameras-equipment.aspx
Thanks for the referral, Evan. I’ve got three referrals for the Ridgid cameras now.
You’re welcome Adam. It’s my pleasure.