I saw several endoscope type devices at the Borg the other day. I have to
admit, there's been many a time when being able to see around a corner, or
inside a wall would have been a big help.
Ennybody have one? Likes? Dislikes?
I picked up the Ridgid SeeSnake Micro about half a year ago. It paid
for itself on the first job.
I had to trace out a leak that showed up under a recently renovated
bathroom. I pulled out the bad ceiling drywall and saw that the leak
was running down a pipe that ran down an exterior wall. Maybe a
frozen pipe over the winter...?
The SeeSnake allowed me to follow the pipe up inside the wall and I
found the exact location of the leak. It was in a the best possible
location for a bad location leak, so I was lucky. The only other
alternative would have been to start tearing into that nice tile wall.
Since then I have used it for a lot of different things, and for a
fairly inexpensive tool, it's not half bad. The LCD screen could be a
little bigger and a little brighter, but it does the job. I compared
it to the Milwaukee unit and I decided to get the less expensive
Ridgid with the more flexible cable. I figured if I didn't like it I
could always return it and get the Milwaukee.
The Ridgid takes 3' extensions, and you can use a bunch of them, but
they're not cheap and I have no experience with them.
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