Originally Posted by Alan
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.