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Old 08-05-2011, 03:48 PM   #16
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Toilet camera stuck 25 feet underground.


to get it out you are going to have to break your floor and dig the broken pipe out the camera left the pipe when it got to the bad pipe it is caught on the edge of the hole. It is your pipe that was broken when you called with your problem

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Just out of curiosity since i've never operated a camera snake before. . . . .


Wouldn't you notice if the camera was leaving the pipe, ya know, being that it's a camera and all?

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Just out of curiosity since i've never operated a camera snake before. . . . .


Wouldn't you notice if the camera was leaving the pipe, ya know, being that it's a camera and all?

Probably so, however if underwater you can't see a thing. Kinda like swimming in a septic tank.
I think the camera hit an offset joint and as the tech kept pushing on the camera's push rod, the camera folded over on its self. In other words, the camera head stopped and the push rod kept going. Now you have a big loop in the line, binding against the pipe wall and won't come back. He can't "unfold" the line because its a pretty stiff cable. So, he jerked and pulled real hard and...... Seen it happen.
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Just out of curiosity since i've never operated a camera snake before. . . . .


Wouldn't you notice if the camera was leaving the pipe, ya know, being that it's a camera and all?

Good Question, Not if your in dirty water-no visibility. Not if you are pushing a wad of toilet paper or roots- lens is covered. and then there is always the chance the operator wa asleep at the wheel. I find that for me I like to push to city tap, clean the lens, then I can slowly pull the camera back and see everything.
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This is what I think the situation is.

If the camera company has to break open the floor and/or pipe to retrieve the camera then they should be expected to put everything back comparable to the way it was although not clear out the clog at no extra charge. If you get the camera out yourself you have to hand it back to them.
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Probably so, however if underwater you can't see a thing. Kinda like swimming in a septic tank.
I think the camera hit an offset joint and as the tech kept pushing on the camera's push rod, the camera folded over on its self. In other words, the camera head stopped and the push rod kept going. Now you have a big loop in the line, binding against the pipe wall and won't come back. He can't "unfold" the line because its a pretty stiff cable. So, he jerked and pulled real hard and...... Seen it happen.
I see. Thanks for the explanation.
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i have been in the cctv business for over 30 years, but mostly main lines. just wanna see if this posts also.
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This is probably a bad idea but couldn't they could send another camera in after it to see where the snag is?

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