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If you had to pick one size head which would it be?
I'll believe it is nowhere near the explorer, but it is also nowhere near the explorer's price.
I'm a bad one to ask as I own both and use them as needed. I think it really is a question of what you will be using it on. If you are going down through a spark plug hole the 9.5 mm is perfect. If you are looking for a leak behind a tub from an access panel the larger head with twice the light might be better. That said I don't think either would disappoint you.
BTW: With the new style head you are getting aluminum heads instead of the plastic ones.
I have to be real careful and I try to share info when I can but one of the guys I am against on a project mentioned he found info I posted on this site by using Google and a few key terms. He did not know my user name at the time but everyone knows it now.
I kinda Guessed that ! Too bad ,You've seen it all,I suspect !
I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .
ive had my explorer for quite a while as well---it is an excellent tool-----i use it for finding leaks in walls or crawlspaces, heat ex's, leaks in water heaters(flue or burner chamber), looking in sewers, toilets, and helping me drill 1 small hole in a wall to follow piping------it has made my job easier and would strongly reccommend every pro get one
I had one at the silent auction that benefited the program I work for. the people that were "fighting" over it and out-bidding each other weren't even in the construction field! I know the winner loves it and is really just using it to play with.
Two people that have received the MicroExplorer for free have positive things to say about it. (Maybe I'm Jealous. )
Does anyone that actually paid for the MicroExplorer have any comments?
Just want to remove any subconscious bias.
If it helps I will be buying a couple of production units as soon as they are available. In addition, everyone who saw me using the Explorer in the field has said they will be buying one including one firm looking to buy 10 of them. It really is a useful tool.
Many of the members here were able to play with an Explorer at the Roundup and I believe at the pumper show but only for a few minutes.
"Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony
So, a camera that would make it through a toilet trap seems to be on everyone's wish list.
If I had the time to try it (I don't), I would attach a Mini head to the thinnest most flexible piece of 3 conductor shielded cable I could find and flush it through - like a sewer transmitter. You might need to add a little Great Stuff in strategic places to make it more bouyant. Probably should attach some small aircraft cable for strength when pulling back.
Back when I flushed a lot of sewer transmitters, I was surprised at how far you can get if you use a 5 gal bucket of water along with the flush.
You could examine things as you pull it out - you won't have much control going in.
I tried running a Mini head off of 500' of shielded Belden 3 conductor/22 ga. stranded to make a quick 'n dirty well camera - it worked fine.