Portable Pipe Inspection Camera
The Vistrac Pipe Inspection Camera from Amazing Machinery has a durable 3/8-inch push cable with fiberglass rod inner core, a 20-inch cage reel and attached water-sealed case containing the controls, and a high-resolution 7-inch LCD monitor. It also has a sturdy 1-inch powder-coated lay-flat frame with upright carry handle; a 1 3/8-inch outer diameter metal camera housing; nine dimmable high-output 5 mm LED lights; high-resolution color camera; scratch-resistant sapphire glass lens; high-grade 512 Hz Sonde locator with an average range of 12 to 15 feet; and an integrated digital video recorder with remote control, compatible with most standard SD cards. 800/504-7435; www.amazingmachinery.com.
Compact Trailer Jetter
The compact 55 Series (formerly Mini Series) trailer jetter from American Jetter has been redesigned with a 150-gallon tank, larger wheels and a removable trailer tongue for easy storage. User-friendly controls allow for easy operation learning curves. It’s powered by gas or propane Kohler engines up to 40 hp, with available flow ranges from 4 to 11 gpm and pressure to 4,000 psi. The powered reel holds up to 500 feet of 3/8- or 1/2-inch jetting hose with forward and reverse reel function and manual pull-out. Options include an anti-freeze system for cold climates and wireless remote for one-man operation. Low oil and water shutoff prevent engine and pump damage. 866/944-3569; www.americanjetter.com.
Towable Jetter Nozzle
The Cnt-r-KUT “TOW HOOK” towable jetter nozzle from Arthur Products allows for pressurized water to be applied by the integration of a towing nozzle which can be pulled through the line. The technician can also pull a line from point “A” to point “B” if required. It is flexible enough to conform to damaged or deformed lines and can easily be trimmed in the field to fit virtually any line from 2 to 8 inches in diameter by attaching a 3/8-or 1/2-inch National Pipe Taper hose to one end. It is available in a standard and mini size. 800/322-0510; www.arthurproducts.com.
The Crap Shooter sewer jetter from Bull Frog Industries weighs less than 25 pounds and features 1,500 psi running off a 15-amp circuit without losing any water pressure. A 50-foot high-pressure hose with quick connect attaches to the unit, and two heavy-duty nozzles are specifically designed to enhance performance. Designed to handle up to 3-inch pipes, two different faucet adapters make the unit versatile. All fixtures and hoses can handle up to 120-degree water temperatures. A heavy-duty case with carry handle encases the entire unit. 303/338-0805; www.bullfrogind.com.
Skid Mount Jetter
The RCJ Series skid mount jetter from Cam Spray is offered in flows and pressures of 12 gpm at 2,700 psi, 8 gpm at 3,500 psi and 7 gpm at 4,000 psi. It has a three-plunger industrial pump with pulse feature powered by a 688 cc Honda Engine. It features 200 feet of jetter hose that can also be used to supply an optional portable reel cart available with 200 or 300 feet of hose. It’s equipped with a 35-gallon buffer water tank with float control, powder-coated heavy tube frame, wash-down gun and a four-nozzle set. It easily mounts in the side door of a cargo van, on a truck bed or inside a service truck. 800/648-5011; www.camspray.com.
Root-Cutting and Encrustation Removal Nozzles
Root Rat cutting nozzles from Chempure are used with jetters from 11 hp to large truck-mounted models. Manufactured from hardened stainless steel, the cutters come with a toolbox with two interchangeable rotors: one with cables and the other with chains. The combination kit includes extra chain, cable and bearings. They need no repair or rebuilding other than bearing replacement, which can be completed in less than two minutes for less than $10 in parts. 800/288-7873; www.chempure.com.
The Grouper Floor/Bottom Cleaner from Cloverleaf Tool Co. is available in four sizes, all featuring 60 to 120 gpm at 1,800 to 3,000 psi. It features replaceable jets, a rotating swivel joint, and flat-bottom construction ideal for the removal of heavy solids at the bottom of storm and sewer pipes. It can be used in 18- to 72-inch-diameter pipe, features 10 or 12 carbide rear jets, and comes with either a 1- or 1 1/4-inch hose connection. 800/365-6583; www.cloverleaftool.com.
Air/Fluid Transfer Reel
Pure Flow Series reels from Coxreels are designed for air and clean fluid transfer applications. Available in spring rewind, hand crank and motorized retraction models, the reels have non-corrosive air and fluid paths machined from high-quality stainless steel, along with full-flow swivel and nitrile, non-toxic, food-grade seals. 800/269-7335; www.coxreels.com.
CCTV Inspection System
The K2 Base Station from CUES is a self-contained CCTV inspection system supplied in a compact, rugged, weatherproof enclosure that can fit into an ATV, van, trailer or pickup truck to access easements and hard-to-reach areas. It’s operated by a hand-held portable wireless control. A built-in heavy-duty reel is supplied with automatic video cable payout to withstand the rigors of side load forces during daily operations. It can be supplied with a maximum of 1,500 feet of video cable. 800/327-7791; www.cuesinc.com.
The 4,000 psi jetter hose line from Draincables Direct is available in 1/8- up to 1/2-inch inside diameter, in lengths up to 500 feet. The hose has a temperature range of -40 to 122 degrees F, and features a green high-abrasion and fungus-resistant polyurethane cover. It is ideal for use with all high-pressure sewer-jetting equipment. Custom hose sizes are available. 800/421-4580; www.draincables.com.
Drain Cleaning Machine
The DM138 drain cleaning machine from Duracable Manufacturing cleans lines from 1 1/4 to 3 inches in diameter. It has a continuously welded frame, heavy-duty front bearing mount and self-aligning head bearing to ensure proper reel placement, quick reel change and extended machine life. Designed for residential sink, shower and bathtub drains, it has a heavy-duty, 20-amp switch and revolving arm, and is powered by a 1/4 hp motor that operates at 230 rpm. The 14-inch polyethylene reel won’t rust or dent and is easily drained with plugs located on the back of the reel. It can be operated either upright or horizontal, and has non-marring rubber pads to protect the floor. 877/244-0556; www.duracable.com.
Pipe Inspection Camera
The EasyCAM E3200 was designed from a plumber’s perspective, using easily replaceable modular components. When repairs are needed, the owner can easily do them, as no special tools are needed. It includes a lightweight titanium color camera head, 200 feet of HYTREL abrasion-resistant pushrod with molded waterproof connectors, 512 Hz transmitter, on-board 8-inch daylight readable monitor, powder-coated aircraft aluminum frame, RCA video jack for laptop or DVR use, safe 12-volt operation, heavy-duty wheels and a two-year warranty. 239/260-2056; www.easycamllc.com.
Drain and Sewer Cleaner
The Model C dual cable sectional drain and sewer cleaner from Electric Eel runs up to 200 feet of 1 1/4-inch self-feeding dual cable in 8- or 10-foot sections that require no handling when rotating. A heavy-duty 1/2 hp motor comes standard, with 3/4 and 1 hp motors available. The heavy-duty, fully adjustable safety clutch keeps cable and tool breakage to a minimum and provides overload protection. A fold-down handle allows for easy transportation, storage and use in crawl spaces. It also includes a carry handle for balance and easy transport. 800/833-1212; www.electriceel.com.
Rotating Cutting Nozzle
The Rotodrill nozzle from Enz USA features a rotating front jet for improved cutting performance. It is highly effective clearing blocked pipes, frozen pipes, and moving heavy debris. It has excellent propulsion but can also be used in hydroexcavation by plugging off the thrust jets. It is available in 1/2-, 3/4-, and 1-inch sizes. 877/369-8721; www.enzusainc.com.
Hand-Held Inspection Tool
The Gen-Eye Micro-Scope compact hand-held inspection tool from General Pipe Cleaners gives technicians the versatility to inspect small drainlines and toilet traps, or hard-to-reach places like duct work, furnaces and crawl spaces. The monitor attaches to the reel with an adjustable mount to give the best viewing angle. The reel carries up to 100 feet of micro-push rod with color camera. It features a 39-inch probe rod, bright 3.5-inch LCD screen, built-in SD card reader with one-touch record, digital zoom, rotatable picture, voice-over recording capability, LED brightness control and USB port. On-screen status indicators include date and time, SD card capacity and battery strength. The rechargeable battery powers the unit for up to four hours. 800/245-6200; www.drainbrain.com.
The GO 68HD heavy-duty electric drain cleaning machine from Gorlitz Sewer & Drain is available with an open steel reel or enclosed polyethylene drum, and can be outfitted with an optional power feeder. Standard configuration is 150 feet of 11/16-inch hollow core cable, which should reach most blockages with a single reel. The 185-pound unit is designed to clean pipes from 3 to 18 inches in diameter. Use of a loading ramp and electric winch makes transportation quick and simple. 562/944-3060; www.gorlitz.com.
The Sewer Duck from GPM Pump and Truck Parts & Service is a high-performance jetter available in 1,000- and 3,000-gallon capacities. It comes standard with a Perkins engine, with Cummins and CNG engine options available. The engine and pump enclosure comes with an aluminum roll-up door for access. The jetter is easily transferable from one chassis to another. A tandem axle chassis is available on 3,000-gallon units, with an optional cold weather package. The rear engine keeps the unit self-contained, separating the chassis from the jetter to reduce fuel costs. The hydraulically operated rotating hose reel has a mounted throttle control and 700-foot hose. 630/543-7373; www.gpmpumpandtruck.com.
HD-146 and HDP-196 sewer pumps from Hammelmann Corp. are suited for dirty water applications. With flow up to 160 gpm and pressures of 3,200 psi, the pumps can handle any sewer blockage problem. The compact design offers an integral reduction gear. Installation options include horizontal or vertical models, reversible pump head, central or side suction connection, discharge connections on both sides and left or right drive shaft. The pumps operate at any angle. All service access is from the front and above the units. Fixed valve housing is accessible via lightweight cover plates. Twin helical gears provide a quiet drive end. 800/783-4935; www.hammelmann.com.
Sewer Cleaning Hose Reel
The 6200 Series sewer cleaning hose reel from Hannay Reels features a heavy-duty ball-bearing swivel base, ribbed discs, and one-piece axle hub assembly. It is engineered with a direct-drive hydraulic motor that allows for precise payout of hose from the reel without the maintenance needed by chain and sprocket-driven drives. With a capacity of 500 feet of one-inch ID hose, it supplies smooth operation through a swinging hose guide arm with roller and operator handle. An external hose connection allows access without removing all the hose from the spool. Every reel is custom-built to customer specifications. 877/467-3357; www.hannay.com.
The Van Pack waterjetter from Harben allows operators to put a full-size jetter into an enclosed and heated van. Users can mount a 4,000 psi/18 gpm unit in a powder-coated, lightweight folded steel skid/frame measuring 75 by 53 by 61 inches. It has a dry weight of 1,600 pounds. The system comes standard with the Harben P Pump; a 108-gallon water tank (additional tanks available based on van payload); a 48 hp Kubota water-cooled diesel engine; 500-foot capacity hydraulic hose reel; and a hinged, telescoping manual garden hose reel. Options include a jump jet pulsation system, antifreeze system, MK II dump washdown gun, 1/4-inch mini-jet kit, strobe, manhole and workstation lights, and a range of nozzles and accessories. A complete system will allow cleaning of drains from 2 to 18 inches in diameter. 800/327-5387; www.harben.com.
The Optimum HDD12.1 digital recorder from Hathorn Corporation utilizes a bright 12.1-inch HDMI monitor when working outside. The system features adjustable lighting, 512 Hz sonde, 16 pages of text writing, 8x zoom, voice recording, a spill-proof keyboard, onscreen footage counter, multiple reel selections including other brands and a 4-hour battery pack with a built-in smart charger. Inspections can be recorded to a 320 GB hard drive or directly to a USB stick. Files can also be transferred to a computer via a USB cable. Reel types available include a 200-foot standard with self-leveling camera, a 200-foot mini with color mini-camera, and a 200-foot micro with 7/8-inch color micro-camera. 905/886-2835; www.hathorncorp.com.
Trenchless Clean-Out System
The VAC-A-TEE trenchless clean-out system from LMK Technologies can be installed with minimal disruption and restoration through hydroexcavation, while saving landscaping from being disturbed. It can be installed in a few easy steps using minimal equipment. It works with a variety of pipes, including vitrified clay pipe, concrete, PVC and cast iron. 815/433-1275; www.lmktechnologies.com.
Mid-Size Inspection System
The MS11 mid-size inspection system from MyTana Mfg. Company is suitable for inspecting 3- to 4-inch lines up to 150 feet long. The one-piece design means the monitor, control box, pushrod reel and camera are all contained in a single piece of equipment with a carrying handle. In addition to self-leveling, the color camera head has a built-in 512 Hz transmitter for locating trouble spots. The unit is also equipped with connectors for recording jobs with an optional DVD burner or DVR with S-Card media. 800/328-8170; www.mytana.com.
Rotating Jetting Nozzle
The Typhoon 10 self-rotating jetting nozzle from NLB Corp. utilizes high-pressure water to clean 5/8- and 3/4-inch pipe. Designed to produce rotating action from the nozzle instead of the barrel, it forces the water jets up front where they are most effective. The nozzle comes in two 10 gpm speeds (up to 15,000 psi and up to 24,000 psi) and two 20 gpm speeds (up to 15,000 psi and up to 20,000 psi). All models rotate at 7,000 rpm and are made of high-grade stainless steel for durability. They feature a NLB seal design to reduce leakage and can be ordered with four jets for polishing, or five jets for cleaning and cutting. Two more Typhoon nozzles are available for larger pipes. 800/441-5059; www.nlbcorp.com.
The Lumberjack 50 Series lateral-cutting sewer nozzle from NozzTeq is available in four sizes from 3 to 6 inches, and can be used as a large front knife or with a flat plate for tuberculation. It runs on as low as 7 gpm at 1,500 psi, can run at speeds up to 25,000 rpm, and has grease-sealed, water-cooled bearings. It can reinstate lines that need a quick fix and can be used on small lining jobs from the service to the main. It can maneuver through 45-degree sweeps. 866/620-5915; www.nozzteq.com.
Flexiprobe Pushrod Inspection System
The P340 Series Flexiprobe pushrod video inspection system from Pearpoint/SPX offers USB flash drive connectivity and robust 1- and 2-inch high-resolution cameras. A weatherproof flexiprobe controller records high-quality digital video or images with a single key press, and displays them on an ultra-bright 8-inch TFT screen. Users can zoom, pan and rotate images during recording and playback to focus in on problem areas. Still pictures can be taken at any time. It is designed to travel through the tight corners found in commercial and residential plumbing, negotiating most traps (from 2 inches) and bends (from 1 1/4 inches). The built-in sonde can be used to pinpoint its position with a suitable cable and pipe locator. 800/688-8094; www.radiodetection.com.
Data Collection Software
MuniXS data collection software from PipeLogix enables technicians to capture and analyze leaks, inflow and infiltration sources and other pipeline defects with ease. It interfaces with most CCTV controllers, and records digital video files in the WMV format for outstanding picture quality with economical file size. Technicians can also capture still photos from live or previously recorded video. A built-in CD/DVD burning feature provides a method for quick and easy distribution of surveys. You can import/export to the PACP standard and print or save basic reports in PDF format for sharing and email distribution. 866/299-3160; www.munixs.com.
Slither Jetting Hose from Piranha Hose Products is a high-pressure thermoplastic sewer cleaning hose designed with an ultra-slick cover to snake around and through the difficult bends encountered in many residential sewer cleaning applications. Hoses with ID size of 1/8- to 3/8-inch have a high temperature rating of 160 degrees F, while hoses with the ID size of 1/2- to 1 1/4-inch have a high temperature of 150 degrees F. Hoses can be swaged or crimped. 800/250-5132; www.piranhahose.com.
Trailer Power Washer
Trailer power washers/water blasters from Powerline Industries feature power plants from 18 to 35 hp with outputs up to 10 gpm and pressures from 3,000 to 5,000 psi with hot or cold water. They are fully engineered for continuous-duty service, with triple V-belt-driven General Emperor Series pumps, a separate 115-volt generator to power the electrical system, and a pump-saver system. Capacities start at 200 gallons on single axle trailers, and up to 1,050 gallons on larger trailers. They are available in open trailers, skid power units and enclosed trailer units. 800/624-8186; www.powerlineindustries.com.
Sewer Lateral Liner System
The sewer lateral lining system from Quik Lining Systems is easy to operate and makes CIPP installation simple. It allows the user to install pipe directly from the “wet out” stage into the ground without transporting, storing or loading it into the launching device. It also allows the technician to install unlimited lengths of resin-impregnated liner from 3- through 8-inch diameters, and can handle all products designed for an inversion-type installation. 605/868-8670; www.quiklining.com.
Pushrod Inspection Camera
GatorCam4 systems from Radiodetection deliver high-quality inspection in almost any situation, from residential work and commercial use through specialist plant and municipal applications. The rugged and compact construction offers a portable system that can be used in most weather conditions. They feature industrial-grade 8-inch LCD screens, USB flash drive connectivity, robust 1- and 2-inch high-resolution cameras, on-site reporting capabilities and video titling. It can be configured to suit most inspection requirements. A range of pushrods is available, from an extra-flexible 100-foot plumber’s reel to navigate the bends and traps found in commercial and residential plumbing, up to the 500-foot extra-stiff rod designed to push for longer distances. 877/247 3797; www.radiodetection.com.
Mini Push Camera
The MiniLite push camera system from RapidView IBAK North America is a pipe inspection system that allows users to inspect, record and measure the internal dimensions of smaller pipelines. During normal inspection, users can accurately capture diameter measurements with one touch using the ORION Zoom Camera. The system consists of a cable coiler cartridge, which makes replacement easy, a portable command console and one of several choices of cameras. It includes a high-visibility 10.4-inch monitor and a full QWERTY keyboard. Inspections can be recorded on a built-in MPEG digital video recorder on SD and SDHC memory cards. The system is currently available in 100- and 130-foot lengths. 800/656 4225; www.rapidview.com.
Tilting Push Camera
The Pan n’ Tilt Push Camera from Ratech Electronics is a portable inspection system for pipes and drains as small as 4 inches in diameter. Originally used as a mainline camera, it has been redesigned to fit into small lateral pipes. It rotates 360 degrees and 210 degrees up and down, allowing technicians to view the pipe condition easier and in more detail. An optional steerable gooseneck assists the camera in the desired direction. Also included is a 512 Hz sonde, 200 feet of standard Gel-Rod cable with up to 400 feet available, an on-screen text display overlay system, electronic distance counter, time and date display, and eight pages of memory. 800/461-9200; www.ratech-electronics.com.
Pipeline Rehabilitation System
QuickLock Point Repair from Rausch USA is a permanent pipeline rehabilitation installation that features a 316L stainless steel sleeve encased in an EPDM rubber sleeve that is mechanically compressed against the inner pipe wall and is permanently locked in place by two gear mechanisms. No chemicals or resins are used in this system, so there is no cure time. Applications include sealing leaking joints, fixing cracks and holes, preventing root intrusion and abandoning laterals. It reinstates the structural strength of the pipe, and will withstand and pass internal pressure tests. Since there are no chemicals involved, it can be installed with flow present. It comes in several sizes to cover a range from 6 to 32 inches in pipe diameter. 717/709-1005; www.rauschusa.com.
Jetter Reel System
The jetter reel turnkey system from Reelcraft offers a complete solution for jetter applications. Systems are designed in-house and built to customer specifications. The system is designed to fit inside a standard truck bed. It includes a hydraulic power pack with 8 hp motor, special hose for well cleaning applications, directional control valves and air pressure manifold. 800/444-3134; www.reelcraft.com.
The RIDGID RR3000 Root Ranger nozzle is designed to clear cracked lines infested with roots. With a single rear-facing turbojet, it blasts a concentrated stream of water that shears root obstructions from the drain wall. It is capable of clearing lines up to 8 inches, and can clear lines larger than the one it originally entered. For example, if the easiest access point for a 6-inch line is an upstream clean-out in a 2 1/2-inch line, a traditional drain cleaner is limited by the cutter size that will fit the smaller line. A jetter can clear up to its rated capacity regardless of how it got into the line. It comes standard with 200 feet of hose. 800/769-7743; www.ridgid.com.
Remote Push Camera
The RiFlexio S push camera from Ritec GmbH can be pushed over deposits or staggered pipe joints, extending pipe inspections further. The camera head is remotely lifted upward and pushed over the obstacle, and can turn in pipes 2 inches in diameter, making it ideal for slim work areas. The head can turn 90 degrees inside the pipe without loosing its rotational capabilities. www.ritec-tv.de.
Root Control Solution
Root control solution from RootX uses a foaming herbicidal formula to clear sewer lines, drains and septic systems blocked by roots. It kills roots on contact and inhibits re-growth, even at the top of the pipe, where 90 percent of intrusion occurs. Root debris begins to decay within 12 weeks, and nine months later, the roots are virtually gone. It doesn’t contain copper sulfate or metam sodium, and is EPA-accepted for use in all 50 states. 800/844-4974; www.rootx.com.
The Jet Cam from RS Technical Services is a single-conductor inspection solution adaptable to most jetter systems. It is powered by a 12-volt DC battery system and allows the operator to see the condition of 2- to 24-inch-diameter pipes to clean them instantly. Features include a motorized cable reel with rewind speed and torque controls and the choice of 650 feet of steel armor or plastic-jacketed Kevlar single conductor cable; a control unit with TFT, 10-inch LCD display monitor and isolated and regulated power; auto-upright, high-resolution color camera in a stainless steel casing with wide angle lens, high-intensity LED lights and remote intensity control; and stainless steel skids to suit various line diameters. 800/767-1974; www.rstechserv.com.
Grease Trap Treatment
Simple Solutions bacterial grease trap additive BS-921 is ideal for use in plugged commercial grease traps. It systematically breaks down thick grease buildup. The company offers a range of formulations, including blocks and liquid additive, to allow technicians to custom-design their grease treatment programs, including combinations of different products for optimum grease control. 866/667-8465; www.industrialodorcontrol.com.
iPad Pipe Inspection Camera
The Sparvision 200 Hero Shot from Spartan Tool is a pipe inspection camera that makes full use of iPad technology. A fully functioning iPad serves as the screen for the camera, giving you flexibility on and off the job site. Functions include instant snapshots, on-screen drawing and a full keyboard. It comes with a self-leveling color camera, a locating beacon, 200 feet of high-efficiency push rod and an optional 50-foot Trap Eze ultra-flexible push rod for quick peeks into small diameter drains. Technicians can get up to six hours of battery life on a single charge. 800/435-3866; www.spartantool.com.
The Hydro-X Lance Assembly from StoneAge is a hydroexcavation jetting tool that can be used to locate utilities and precisely excavate an area with high-pressure water. Jetted with a single replaceable OCIH 1/4 NPT carbide nozzle, this 60-inch lance with a 1/2 NPT male connection gives extra reach for digging deep, focused holes. The assembly includes a guard and collar system to protect the nozzle. 866/795-1586; www.stoneagetools.com.
The Model 25 high-output smoke blower from Superior Signal is engineered to find sources of surface inflow. It can be configured for use with smoke candles and/or smoke fluid to quickly and easily detect sources of inflow and other faults in sanitary sewer lines. It blasts 4,000 cfm of smoke at 4.0 static pressure to push smoke through larger systems requiring greater volume and pressure. It fits all standard manholes, plus has a second outlet to blow into pipes and other openings. The Smoke Fluid System uses a proprietary insulated heating chamber with stainless steel injector to maximize dry smoke output. 800/945-8378; www.superiorsignal.com.
Mini-Camera Inspection System
The ProCam DVR Ultra from UEMSI is a compact and lightweight color mini-camera inspection system. It includes a 10.4-inch color LCD monitor and a built-in DVR that records video files and photos to an SD card. The push reel is made of powder-coated steel for durability. The nylon-jacketed push cable has a water-blocking gel inside to prevent water infiltration. The data display package includes on-screen digital footage and a full-size flexible keyboard. Options include an inline transmitter and rechargeable battery pack. 800/666-0766; www.uemsi.com.
Turbo chain cutters from USB-Sewer Equipment Corporation are made of tempered stainless steel and offer unique, continuously adjustable guide skids. The chain retainer is driven by a high-performance turbine to remove roots, grease and mineral deposits from 4- to 48-inch sewer lines. With an optimized 3-D hydromechanics design in conjunction with ceramic nozzle inserts, the cutters use recycled or clean water. They can also be used as barrel cutters with diamond bits for smooth removal of protruding laterals. Heavy mineral deposits can also be removed with carbide bits attached to the specialized chain. 866/408-2814; www.usbsec.com.
Combination Sewer Cleaner
The Vacall AllJetVac P Series combination sewer cleaner uses a positive-displacement blower system to create superior jetting and vacuum forces to efficiently open and maintain critical sewer lines. The blower system is powered by the chassis engine, which reduces fuel consumption, slashes service time and eliminates extra emissions while holding down the overall cost of the machine. The AllSmartFlow CAN bus control system comes standard on all models and allows the operator to precisely control vacuum forces as well as water flow. All models have a front-mounted, pivoting hose reel and an 8-foot, 6-inch extending boom with 180-degree rotation. 330/339-2211; www.vacallindustries.com.
Root Control Option
Vehicles from Vac-Con are now available with the Vaporooter Jet Set Commander. Vaporooter uses a combination of metam sodium and dichlobenil to eliminate roots. Metam sodium penetrates root cells and destroys roots on contact, while dichlobenil bonds to pipe walls, joints and cracks, preventing new root growth from blocking pipes for years. At the push of a touch-screen button, operators go from jetting to foaming in seconds, and then simply retrieve the hose while filling the pipe with Vaporooter foam, killing roots on contact and preventing them from causing a blockage. The computerized system is now available as an option on Vac-Con vehicles. 888/491-5762; www.vac-con.com.
Dual-Head Inspection Camera
The VIS 340 Plus inspection camera system from Wohler USA features dual camera heads, giving technicians more flexibility when it comes to troubleshooting. It comes with a 1 1/2-inch, 360-degree-pan and 180-degree-tilt camera head, and a 1-inch straight camera head. Both heads are waterproof and come with LED lights. It can be used to analyze defects in water pipes and inspect ducts, welding seams, gaskets and manholes. Use the VIS 340 Plus’ digital distance measurement feature to pinpoint the exact location of trouble spots along the way. Inspections can be recorded, saved and replayed on a laptop. 978/750-9876; www.wohlerusa.com.
The SEEKER push-camera from Aries Industries is a user-friendly, contractor-grade examination tool for pipes from 3 to 24 inches and for distances up to 300 feet. It can be operated as a stand-alone system or in conjunction with a CCTV truck to record all of the video to a PC or laptop. It is a self-contained system with no external wiring. Weighing as little as 40 pounds, it is easily transported to any job site and comes standard with a built-in 512 Hz transmitting beacon and bright 6.4-inch LCD screen. Options include digital video recording, on-screen footage, wireless video transmission up to 300 feet away, rechargeable battery, PAL video and live-line tracing. 800/234-7205; www.ariesindustries.com.