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What do you guys think of these sewer cameras.

I was thinking for the money the Hathorn seems like a good value than I saw the Milwaukee that can also do line locating. I like the fact that both systems are WiFi and you can use your own tablet.
I had Hathorn on my truck and have to say that is the best sewer camera out there. I would take that over Milwaukee in a heartbeat.
 

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First paid job with my camera and locator tomorrow. Customer has a broken sewer and wants to fix it himself. Anyways I will give an estimate to repair and to snake the drain it was jetted 1 1/2 years ago by another plumber. Just charging $250 I want to get my feet wet and get some camera jobs
 

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The job went pretty good lots of root intrusion in clay pipe in the joints, also a break about 32' from the cleanout. I tried both cameras and the scout locator all worked good. On my cheaper camera the sonde is on all the time and I could rotate the picture to get a different view. Also the counter worked well and was easy to understand. Could not quite figure out the counter on the Rdgid standard with the CS65X. I pushed the Zero button and I did not see the counter. I gave him an estimate to clean out the roots with flex shaft and to fix the broken sewer. He will let me know next week, he is trying to sell the house as is if not he will get it repaired.
 

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Used my Sewer Camera Ridgid Standard reel camera on a job yesterday. The sewer was backed up and a 100 foot cable would not reach the clog. I traced the sewer in a small apartment complex from the garages out to the street to the blockage 260' away. The sewer was full of water probably made it easy to push the camera. Found a closer cleanout but it was still 140" away was able to clear the blockage which was roots with my Spartan 300 with 100' of 55 mag cable, with an additional 50' of 5/8" inner core spartan cable. Took a while so I took my time and chewer at it until I cleared the drain.
 

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I have this one-

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worth every dime. it is the most superior camera i have ever used. ridgid, general, cant hold a candle to it. color screen on locator, very easy to read. Line locator is the bomb. ground it, and mark it. camera head is super easy to find with the on screen directional arrows.
 

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sounds good, Milwaukee systems are new, no track record?

I was hesitate to buy one when they first came out, but went ahead and got one last december, I need to spend some money by the end of the year and its one of the things i bought. It has a warranty, it works, im happy with it. they all have their issues. Last trim the rigid Micro snake made to the repair shop was 1200.00, needed a new camera head, either way, they arent cheap to get repaired. The rigid has been beat to death, but a good little camera for 2" lines.
 

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Thanks for the camera input I was also temped by the Milwaukee camera. In the future if I need a new camera I will give Milwaukee serious consideration.
Try before you buy if at all possible.
 
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