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  • Microdrain gets through a 4'' comby upstream

    wouldn't it be great if we can get a camera to go backwards through a comby

    well we do now

    4'' comby 2'6'' below grade and i was able to get the camera to go back upstream and eliminate a lot of pushing.

    the trick is to use your lower guide tube from a closet auger to act as a guide. the lower guide tube is just the right bend to allow you to drop it into a 4'' riser and rotate the bottom leg back upstream. since the microdrain is a small diameter camera, it can easily be guided through the tube and pushed upstream.

    the guide tube/ auger is from a general 6' closet auger. not sure if the ridgid specs are the same.

    you could easily make one from a piece of 1'' emt conduit. the trick is the bend length. just cut it to fit the sweep. add a rubber bike grip to help rotate the handle and you've now got the cameras best friend.

    p.s. it also allows the k-60, 7/8'' cable to go upstream too.

    rick.



    microdrain inserted into top of closet auger turned upstream.



    2'6'' deep.



    the camera is pulled into the tube before rotating into the upstream direction.



    hard to see, but it's facing upstream.

    rick.
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    Last edited by PLUMBER RICK; 09-25-2009, 01:51 AM.
    phoebe it is

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    Re: Microdrain gets through a 4'' comby upstream

    Rick,


    Right on

    Thanks for that neat trick !!!

    I am really starting to dig all this inspection equipment more and more,

    Man,.. I have to tell ya, .... Technology has really really made drains more interesting

    Great pictures too!
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    • #3
      Re: Microdrain gets through a 4'' comby upstream

      Look like a santee, does this trick work as well on the comby?
      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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      • #4
        Re: Microdrain gets through a 4'' comby upstream

        Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
        Look like a santee, does this trick work as well on the comby?
        Nope,You have to install an illegal san-tee.

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        • #5
          Re: Microdrain gets through a 4'' comby upstream

          Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
          Look like a santee, does this trick work as well on the comby?
          ben, if you would have answered your phone yesterday, i would have given you the scoop. definitely a 4'' abs comby at 2'6'' deep.

          Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
          Nope,You have to install an illegal san-tee.
          the illegal san tee is much better than the illegal 2 way non directional c/o.

          a san tee used specifically for a c/o will always allow the snake cable/ camera to go downstream. this is critical when the line is standing water.

          then if the line is not standing water, you can fairly easily go back upstream.

          now with my closet auger trick, a comby can be navigated with both a camera and a k-60 7/8'' cable.

          rick.
          phoebe it is

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          • #6
            Re: Microdrain gets through a 4'' comby upstream

            Rick,

            Joey just called and wants to know why you are still playing on the forum instead of out working?

            Mark
            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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            • #7
              Re: Microdrain gets through a 4'' comby upstream

              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
              ben, if you would have answered your phone yesterday, i would have given you the scoop. definitely a 4'' abs comby at 2'6'' deep.



              the illegal san tee is much better than the illegal 2 way non directional c/o.

              a san tee used specifically for a c/o will always allow the snake cable/ camera to go downstream. this is critical when the line is standing water.

              then if the line is not standing water, you can fairly easily go back upstream.

              now with my closet auger trick, a comby can be navigated with both a camera and a k-60 7/8'' cable.

              rick.
              And hear I thought I had something else to tease you on.All that talking we were doing yesterday on the san-tee installed on horizontal tainted my thought pattern

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              • #8
                Re: Microdrain gets through a 4'' comby upstream

                Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
                Rick,

                Joey just called and wants to know why you are still playing on the forum instead of out working?

                Mark
                to defend my honor

                i thought that's your job

                call joey and tell her i'll be working late tonight

                rick.
                phoebe it is

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