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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    Rm 200 review

    been holding off on reviewing the new rm 200 seesnake camera until i had at least a dozen jobs under the belt. so now that i do, it's time to review

    what's amazing is the smaller color self leveling head. simply amazing picture and clarity with my dvd pak. the push rod is slick and doesn't scuff as easily as my mini seesnake cable. it also pushes easily into the line and manages the turns with ease. works like a charm up to 6'' pipe.

    today i had a 3'' line with a combination of abs for the first 17', then 1920's cast to 56'. 4'' clay 56'- 77' and 6'' clay 77' to 105' at the city main. didn't require any water to push the camera the entire way. just amazing.

    the case is a larger version of the micro drain/ micro reel. plus mine has wheels. although it's light enough to carry as needed.

    had phoebe helping me on this job and she was able to operate the camera and push the line into the drain with ease. but remember she has skills

    so far with 12 jobs, all 12 were successful in pushing out and making my day.

    rick.
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  • northstar
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    Thanks rick. Ive been seriously thinking of selling both reels I own to buy the rm200. I didnt know If id be able to inspect 1 1/2" lines with it.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    Originally posted by northstar View Post
    Plumber Rick. Is the rm200 capable of inspecting 2" kitchen lines with 90s? I currently own a full size seesnake self leveling for mainlines and a b/w compact for small lines. I use my dvdpak2 for both. Im interested in something that handle 2"-6". Maybe even 1 1/2" w/o too many turns.


    yes it is. the new camera head is amazing. it's 1'' diameter and self leveling. truly a work of art. in the 8 plus months I've had it, its all ive used for everything from 1.5'' - 6'' pipe. added the cs6 monitor and I have the best of the best combo.


    just finished an hq sewer report from todays job. tomorrow is another 1 for a 4-6'' main.


    between all the cameras and monitors I have access to, the rm200 and cs6 is the keeper.


    they make good, better and great. but right now, this is my greatest go to camera and monitor I have in my arsenal.


    welcome to the forum.


    rick.

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  • northstar
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    Plumber Rick. Is the rm200 capable of inspecting 2" kitchen lines with 90s? I currently own a full size seesnake self leveling for mainlines and a b/w compact for small lines. I use my dvdpak2 for both. Im interested in something that handle 2"-6". Maybe even 1 1/2" w/o too many turns.

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  • Cleanmen2
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    Are you guys feeding the tree roots steroids or what????????????????????


    Good job Rick though.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    I originally just went there to camera the line. as you can see from the before and after, it was snaked just 3 days prior by others. my 4'' cutter knocked out all but the transition of the 6''. no idea how old the liner is. he thinks it's only a few years old, but he's owned the property for 15 years. jetting would cut out the last of the roots, but could destroy the bad liner too.


    pipe bursting would break the liner out. the 6'' looks good, its the first 20' that's bad.


    rick.

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    thought you might like this report as it shows a before and after of a cast, to clay with sewer cipp liner. plenty of roots coated the pipe and entered from the 2 locations where they inserted the liner and added a cleanout. owner can't remember when the liner was installed.


    the line plugged up over the weekend and I couldn't get there. so he hired a local guy to snake it. then he called me to come out today/ Tuesday to camera and snake. so you can see the before and after.


    keep in mind this starts off as a 4'' line for the first 20' downstream and then goes to 6'' after the 20' mark to 68' city main. jetting would clean it 100%, but snaking made it all good except for the 2 spots where the liner starts and stops at 20' on 4'' and 26' on 6'' pipe.


    the reverse is all 4'' to the 25' mark end of line comby.


    I purposely kept out the owners and my details. otherwise it would show an aerial gps view and personal info.


    need to post the pdf I emailed to him as an hq report filmed with the rm200 and cs6 monitor. a win win combination.


    rick.
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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    I shot this yesterday for another plumber. it's an emailable hq report pdf. as you can see, I eliminated lots of private info of the customer and myself. the video portion can be uploaded to youtube or ridgid connect too.

    lets see if I can link my report now?

    rick.

    looks good. open the attached file and it will show photos of the pipe inspection. on this one I couldn't get past the 55' mark even with a 1'' camera head. the original plumber is going to cut out the section and replace it.

    pretty sure I could easily jet out the line and make it to the main at the 100-120' mark.

    I've pushed out the camera all 200' in the past. i'll look for some other reports that show the 6'' line.

    all of the video was captured using the cs6 monitor with a usb memory stick. it's very conservative on memory even with full video and still shots. even super conservative using autolog. no ac power, all on a battery pack.

    I feel the cs6 gives you the most bang for the buck.
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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    I certinally can. I've been using the new digital cs6 monitor with great results and editing with the hq software on my computer.
    I'll get it done later on my laptop instead of my tablet.

    I find by emailing an hq report it's easier than a video as most like the pictures, but don't spend the time on a video.

    1.5-2" all the time. It's perfect for small bore pipe.

    Rick.

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  • Swade Plumbing
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    Originally posted by Swade Plumbing View Post
    I also am curious about how the new RM200 will do in a sewer that is ALL 6" clay. My big reel struggles at the hubs in old clay when I am out 80'+. I am skeptical at how the rm200 would do. My gut says that you need a big reel Will.
    Rick: Any chance you could post a couple of screen shots or even better a video of the RM200 in 6" clay pipe? Seeing how well the camera illuminates in 6" clay and/or cast iron would be really helpful for me, and others I'm sure. Thanks! Also, what size guide balls are you using? Have you tried it on any 1.5" or 2" lines?
    Thanks,
    Chris

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    took the train and I seem to remember about 2 hours? Maybe I can look up the company if they're still around. Nothing he'll ever forget as I was the only one after the accident to come back and complete the class. The others who witnessed what happened to me never showed up the next day.

    I will see if I can dig up the vhs tape I had converted to ntsc. Then I will have to see if I can post it to youtube. But its not going to be an easy task. That was back in jan. 1990. 23 + years ago.

    Rick.

    I googled bright Australia paragliding and came up with this link. Seems to ring a bell. I might call them today and see if its the one. If the owner is still there and still remembers me. Www.alpineparagliding.com
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  • Cleanmen2
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    Heading up there for Christmas. Got family local. BTW only about 5hrs out of Melbourne. God I am going to have a fun time locating the news article

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  • PLUMBER RICK
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    No, but I had a koala take a $hit in my lap.

    Had my fair share of vegemite and oppossum pie.

    And almost died while parapenting in the town of bright couple hours away from Melbourne. Still have the crash helmet that broke. That was back in jan. 1990. Even made the local news. Was known as "Rick the flying Yank"

    Rick.
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  • Cleanmen2
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    If nothing else Rick at least you will bring the winning laughs with you.................!!!!!

    Who said we tradesmen don't have a great sense of humour.

    I am not sure but I think Tony might have a couple of other things to add for the excitement. Ever stalked a wombat and touched him on the nose????
    Chased a Kangaroo through the bush.....
    outrun an emu??????
    Then we have the one for the ladies, Throwing gumboots. Oh yes, this is a good one. Mind you we recently had a council decide to outlaw it.They said it was a dangerous activity and would not give a permit for a festival unless they cancelled this event. Mind you the moron from the council lifted the safety barrier and walked straight across the field where the boots were landing. Got a good hit I believe. Bloody tree-huggers. Anyhow we will pay the fines just to give you a shot at this event. Best one ever.............!!!

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