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Old 03-24-2020, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Ridgid camera head repair cost?

While my camera is not a Ridgid camera, itís made by a ridgid authorized repair facility using Ridgid parts, mostly. Head and push rod are ridgid.

My screen has become blurry! I havenít taken it apart yet to check the connections. I called the company and they said theyíll look at it, but if I have them send me a remanufactured head sent to me right away itíll be $1299 tax and shipped. Seems kinda steep to me.

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Old 03-24-2020, 07:37 PM   #2
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While my camera is not a Ridgid camera, itís made by a ridgid authorized repair facility using Ridgid parts, mostly. Head and push rod are ridgid.

My screen has become blurry! I havenít taken it apart yet to check the connections. I called the company and they said theyíll look at it, but if I have them send me a remanufactured head sent to me right away itíll be $1299 tax and shipped. Seems kinda steep to me.

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That sounds really high to me. But it also seems to be in line with all the other high prices I have seen. If you don't like it call somewhere else and get a different quote.




These high quality cameras are a new thing and thus demand high prices. Also, as you've seen with sewer equipment in general the prices are high because they know professionals just amortize it by charging each customer a bit more.




Sewer machines 2k$+, propress 2k$+, pex crimper set 500$+, sewer cameras $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$










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That seems about right but it depends on the head they're replacing. I had my micro camera in for service and spent $1,200 for them to put a whole new head on and re-term.
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That seems about right but it depends on the head they're replacing. I had my micro camera in for service and spent $1,200 for them to put a whole new head on and re-term.
I honestly donít know the model number, but self leveling, color, for 3Ē+ lines.

Thinking of calling AJ Coleman tomorrow, but with not knowing exactly what I have, I doubt they can give me a guess on repair.

I donít see water in the head. Tomorrow when I pull it apart Iíll check the connections... but I donít think thatís the problem.
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Ridgid Camera heads are really expensive.. that cost doesn't seem that far off.. we have to do ours every couple years and re trim because of going around traps.. Our local ridgid suppliers say we are the best on our cameras rarely need to be worked on..


Its maintenance and just part of owing a ridgid camera.. have to sell digs to pay for that damn camera..



alot of times its condensation in the head causing it to be fogged up
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Even my Spartan rep said Ridgid is the industry idle on the market today.
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Ridgid Camera heads are really expensive.. that cost doesn't seem that far off.. we have to do ours every couple years and re trim because of going around traps.. Our local ridgid suppliers say we are the best on our cameras rarely need to be worked on..


Its maintenance and just part of owing a ridgid camera.. have to sell digs to pay for that damn camera..



alot of times its condensation in the head causing it to be fogged up



I have been using my cs6pak seesnake for over 5 years now and only the past month has it gotten its first issue, doesn't always self level. And I ram that thing into stuff, cleared a number of mainline clogs with it. Spring is slightly bent from ramming the camera into tees and trying to get it to go the right way.





So while I dont particularly care for the company ridgid has become I must admit the camera has been tops. That gosh darn k40af however is a steaming pile of schit.













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I have been using my cs6pak seesnake for over 5 years now and only the past month has it gotten its first issue, doesn't always self level. And I ram that thing into stuff, cleared a number of mainline clogs with it. Spring is slightly bent from ramming the camera into tees and trying to get it to go the right way.





So while I dont particularly care for the company ridgid has become I must admit the camera has been tops. That gosh darn k40af however is a steaming pile of schit.













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My gosh! Ram it like ya stole it huh?!! Lol!

I admit, Iíll bump my cable watching with the camera, Iíll twist and bump to get over a separation.... all within reason.
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My gosh! Ram it like ya stole it huh?!! Lol!

I admit, Iíll bump my cable watching with the camera, Iíll twist and bump to get over a separation.... all within reason.



Well, I am only rough on it when it would be semi-convenient if it broke. My manager and the sales rep are both flabbergasted it has lasted this long. I know it will break, it's just a matter of when. I would rather not have it break all of the sudden when I really need it.


So yeah, sometimes I ram it like it's an exgirlfriend








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Iíd have to go look, but I think Iím around $1200 for a full size ridgid self level refurb at AJC.
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