How and where is a TV camera useful when troubleshooting a septic
I cannot imagine that the TV camera will see anything once it is in
Anybody have direct experience with the use of a TV camera in this
I've had the good doctor in "my sewer system", but never with a TV
camera. Think small .. like fiber optics; it won't hurt and now you
can sleep through it.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
It's called a boroscope and they are used to run through pipes and such
looking for clogs, cracks, anomalies, etc. I'd imagine they all have some
sort of lighting system. Surprisingly, you can see pretty well with them
although I've never seen one used for a septic. If your septic is working
as it should, then you should have a layer of pretty clear water sandwiched
between muck and floating muck (highly technical terms :) ). They are not
Harbor Freight is selling a pipeline camera setup for something like
$600 which while not "cheap", is a lot less that anything else on the
I've thrown together a similar setup a couple of times for my own needs
from a waterproof mini cam with integral lighting stuck on the end of my
electrical fish tape. It worked pretty well for my uses, if I needed one
regularly the HF one would probably be high on my list.
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