Product Focus - April 2021

Product Focus - April 2021

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Drainline TV Inspection Cameras

CPI Products PoleCat

Sometimes push inspection cameras are hard to control when not in a pipe and trying to look into a ground-level space. It can be dangerous to kneel down and stick your head in these places, and in some areas violates safety rules. When you need to look into a septic tank or other opening inspectors often resort to improvising ways to control their inspection camera. The PoleCat from CPI Products is designed and made for this application. Simply strap an inspection camera to it with the preinstalled Velcro, loosen the lock nut, turn to the angle desired, attach any standard broomstick-threaded extension pole and it’s ready. It fits any push inspection camera and installs in minutes. 413-443-0925;

CUES Micro Pan  and Tilt Camera

The CUES Micro Pan and Tilt Camera is designed to work with the LAMP II lateral launcher as an optional pan-and-tilt push camera. The camera is steerable to navigate through multiple wyes when traversing 45- or 90-degree bends or sweeps. It can be easily deployed with or against the flow. The camera includes a detachable steering wand; an automatic, powered, self-leveling camera head; built-in lens wiper; and two banks of LEDs with variable light intensity. Additional features include 360-degree pan and tilt, and built-in sonde with switchable frequencies. 800-327-7791;

Electric Eel eCAM Ace 2 SL

Electric Eel’s eCAM Ace 2 SL pipeline inspection camera system has a new battery cradle that accepts a Milwaukee M18 or equivalent battery. Battery life is six to seven hours. Other features include a self-leveling color camera, one-touch USB recording, on-screen footage counter, and wheels for easy transport and maneuverability. The system also includes a rugged stainless steel housed 1.68-inch-diameter self-leveling color camera for inspecting 3- to 10-inch lines. A flexible camera spring is designed to navigate 3-inch P-traps. An LCD monitor with AR film for optimal viewing in sunlight is encased in an anodized aluminum housing mounted to the reel. 800-833-1212;

Envirosight Verisight Pro+

Envirosight’s Verisight Pro+ push camera can be used to complete critical drainpipe and lateral inspections quickly and accurately. Its stainless self-leveling camera captures up to 90 hours of color footage from pipes 2 inches in diameter and larger, regardless of material. With supplied centering devices, it snakes through multiple bends for maximum range. An integral triband sonde (33 kHz, 512 Hz, 640 Hz) works with most any locator. The welded-steel coiler comes with 130, 200 or 330 feet of pushrod. The entire system runs for six hours off internal rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, or off main or vehicle power. Its controller displays real-time footage on an 8-inch LCD, and can operate all camera functions, generate custom text overlays with a full QWERTY keyboard, and easily off-load inspection footage by SD card or USB drive. 866-838-3763;

EPL Solutions Gvision

The Gvision camera system from EPL Solutions offers a rugged, compact solution for inspecting pipelines 3 to 12 inches in diameter. Available with 200 to 400 feet of pushrod, the reel has a stiff, yet flexible fiberglass cable that is optimized for farther pushes through turns and bends. The color camera is self-leveling and includes a powerful, convenient, always-on 512 Hz transmitter for quick and precise area determination. The antiglare LCD monitor delivers a clear, crisp picture even in direct sunlight. To record video inspections, connect a USB storage device or Apple mobile device directly into the USB port. The DVR outputs HD-quality videos, which can be stored and shared from a mobile device. 714-453-9760;

GP Sewer Cam

The GP Sewer Cam is made to be dropped. The heart of the jet-powered system is its durable and simple-to-use GoPro Hero 7 Black camera. Not only is GoPro camera technology affordable, but its durability guarantee has made it the go-to camera to document extreme sports, where it takes a physical beating. The skid unit is compatible with 6- to 18-inch pipe and is constructed from Type 304 stainless steel. Custom skids are available for larger pipe. GP Sewer Cam has teamed up with Arthur Products so every GP Sewer Cam comes with a custom-drilled (to buyer’s jetting specs) nozzle. The unit is 4 1/2 pounds, has three screws, one moving part, and is completely made in the USA. 310-774-9468;

Hathorn Wi-Fi DuraSCOPE

Hathorn’s Wi-Fi DuraSCOPE inspection cameras offer the convenience of streaming video inspections to an Apple or Android mobile device using the free PipeSTREAM app. It can be used to take screen shots, overlay voice commentary and share videos with up to four devices. It has the choice of DuraCAM self-leveling or straight-view camera heads in multiples sizes and an on-screen footage counter. Municipal-grade camera reels are built tough, with butt-welded steel frame construction, stainless steel camera heads, and a choice of HDPE premium pushrod size allows the user to push far and remain in the field longer. It has 512 Hz sonde control and external 18-volt Milwaukee battery compatibility for quick swap outs and longer time in the field. 866-428-4676;

MyTana PGR400

MyTana’s PGR400 push camera has the range and rigidity to inspect long laterals and small mains, with the choice of 325 or 400 feet of pushrod for use in lines 4 to 12 inches in diameter. The reel has a brake with adjustable drag to help manage the pushrod as the technician works. A self-leveling camera head with adjustable LED illumination delivers crisp video footage and includes a built-in 512 Hz sonde. The control box mounts securely on a full swivel bracket to position the 12-inch daylight-readable monitor for best viewing. All-digital recording lets the user save footage to internal storage or USB flash drive. Operators can also stream video wirelessly to multiple devices. The rugged frame has balanced weight and antiskid feet for easy maneuvering. A skid and camera guides for the camera head help jump offsets and navigate bends. 800-328-8170;

Pearpoint P540c

The Pearpoint P540c offers an intuitive graphical user interface with built-in user manual, a full-size QWERTY keyboard and a choice of six different languages at launch. Context-sensitive, ATM-style buttons on both sides of the display provide access to the easy-to-use menus while an additional seven buttons offer direct control of the most-used functions. It has the capability to use the newly designed command module with any reel system. This will provide contractors the flexibility of having multiple rods for different uses while only needing one command module. 800-688-8094;

Ratech Electronics  Plumber’s Helper Jr.

The Plumber’s Helper Jr. pipe inspection system from Ratech Electronics is based on a small-scale reel and comes with 100 feet of mini Gel Rod cable, a removable compact command module with 7.1-inch LCD, a built-in battery and an SD recorder for recording digital images and video. This mini pipe inspection system is available with a full-spectrum, 1.375-inch, self-leveling color camera; a standard color camera; or any of the company’s three micro camera heads — 5/8-, 3/4- or 1-inch diameter. 905-660-7072;

RIDGID SeeSnake Compact C40 with CS6x Versa Camera System

The RIDGID SeeSnake Compact C40 with CS6x Versa Camera System features a 25 mm self-leveling camera head and 131 feet of flexible push cable that is suitable for small/restricted branch lines with tight turns and shorter runs in main laterals. It includes a high dynamic range image sensor, Tiltsense inclinometer and integrated TruSense technology. Its quick-release docking system makes it suitable for pairing with the CS6x Versa digital reporting monitor. An ergonomic, all-in-one solution for capturing media, the monitor has a 5.7-inch daylight-viewable display that provides a crisp, clear in-pipe image. It offers multiple mounting positions with an adjustable kickstand to suit job site conditions and can be tilted to the desired viewing angle while docked or removed for convenient placement. 800-474-3443;

Spartan Tool Explorer

The Explorer modular camera system from Spartan Tool has a control box that is compatible with five different pushrods up to 400 feet in length, letting the user quickly adapt to any environment. Included WinCan software allows the user to map full plumbing systems for future reference, and files can be saved to a WinCan account, the cloud, external USB drives and the system’s internal storage. The stainless steel camera head provides a crisp, color picture to the superbright, sunlight-readable LCD. Change out reels create a system that provides the ability to tackle any size job. 800-435-3866;

Vivax-Metrotech vCam-6 HD

The vCam-6 HD inspection system from Vivax-Metrotech includes features such as text writer, voice-over, locatable sonde and traceable pushrod as standard equipment. The standard reel is available with 200, 300 or 400 feet of pushrod and the choice of a 1.3- or 1.8-inch self-leveling HD camera. The system includes a daylight-viewable control module with a 9.7-inch HD LCD monitor, distance counter and internal rechargeable batteries with five-plus hours of battery life. Video recording and JPG-format pictures can be saved to the internal 1 TB hard drive. The control module has built-in Wi-Fi to stream live video and snapshots to the vCam Live View Mobile app. 800-446-3392;


Oatey Hercules Megabubble Leak Detector

Hercules Megabubble Leak Detector from Oatey uses a high-viscosity formula that produces large, long-lasting blue bubbles for easier detection of leaks on pipes, fittings, tanks, coils, cylinders, pressure vessels and valves. The formula is nontoxic, noncorrosive and will not freeze. The product is available with a dauber or spray bottle. 800-203-1155;

Electronic Leak Detection

FloLogic System

The FloLogic System is a commercial-grade plumbing leak detection, automatic shutoff device that protects homes and businesses from plumbing supply leak damage. IT works in virtually all homes and businesses with 3/4- to 2-inch water service. All systems offer real-time leak detection and flow notification abilities beginning at 1/2 ounces of water flow per minute thanks to EverWatch leak-sensing technology. When a leak is detected, the water is shut off automatically and the users receive an alert through the smartphone app. The FloLogic CONNECT module also has a thermometer, allowing low room temperature alerts and automatic water shutoffs. 877-356-5644;

Hermann Sewerin GmbH  AQUAPHON A 150

The AQUAPHON A 150 from Hermann Sewerin GmbH allows professional pre-location and the precise pinpointing of leaks. The receiver has a compact design and maximum carrying comfort. Connected to high-end microphones and wireless headphones, it can help produce brilliant reproduction quality. In addition, noises are visualized on the display so they can be reliably and uniquely evaluated. Thanks to adjustable filters and automatic frequency scanning, frequency ranges can be individually adapted to the user’s hearing. Influences from sound interference are minimized, and the sound quality is optimized for reliable evaluation of the leak situation. 888-592-9916;

LeakTronics Plumbers Kit

The Plumbers Kit from LeakTronics includes highly sensitive and powerful listening equipment that users can detect leaks with, even when those leaks are in pipes buried more than 6 feet underground. It includes a pipe probe that identifies leaks by touching on valve handles, pipes, spigots and when used in soil, by listening through dirt and landscaping to hear where water is escaping a pipe. The deck plate included in the kit creates a direct surface contact that listens for water leaks through concrete and floors, hard soil and solid surfaces. The soft-sided listening disc has the ability to hear leaks in walls and floors, behind tile and cabinetry and all without making a scratch or mark on delicate surfaces. Hand Held Video Pro and Deluxe cameras take users inside the pipes with clear visual acuity and FLASH sonde technology to locate the camera head underground so technicians know where to dig to make repairs. 818-436-2953;

Electronic Pipe Location

General Pipe Cleaners  Gen-Eye Hot Spot

The Gen-Eye Hot Spot pipe locator and transmitter from General Pipe Cleaners includes a total field antenna and on-screen icons to help lead users to their targets without a long learning curve. It can be used to quickly and accurately locate inspection cameras, sondes, active power lines and utility lines. Rated at IP65, it is water resistant, dustproof and dirtproof. The 5-watt transmitter, in tandem with the locator, makes finding buried utilities quick and easy. More power means more signal to locate. Choose one of four frequencies to best suit the application. 800-245-6200;

RapidView IBAK North America  3D GeoSense

The 3D GeoSense system from RapidView IBAK North America provides the power to map lateral pipelines with accuracy and speed. The 3D sensor is available in almost all IBAK cameras, and can be deployed on a pushrod, via lateral launch, or on a mainline crawler. The sensor tracks the movement of the camera as it travels through the pipeline, capturing distance, position and depth in 3D space, and is displayed by datalogging software. It means technicians no longer have to track the system above ground with a locator, as they can simply conduct the inspection and collect the positional data. The system is ideal for cross-bore analysis, or any situation where pipeline positional data is necessary. 800-656-4225;

Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2

The Subsite Electronics UtiliGuard 2 is a multifrequency utility locator that takes the features of the original UtiliGuard and adds a user interface, integrated data capture and GPS positioning. The user interface has simplified graphics that are easier and faster to interpret. Operators will notice a change in screen layout when directly over a utility locate, providing positive confirmation. Screen graphics deliver increased operator confidence, locate consistency and operational performance. It automatically captures data without altering the operator’s normal workflow. This data can be used to verify performance and demonstrate quality and process compliance in the field. Supervisors can also track performance, compare it with benchmarks and enable actionable outcomes to be implemented. This reporting and auditing capability helps increase quality, reduce cable strikes and increase productivity across multiple crews. 800-846-2713;

Smoke Locators

Cherne Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower

The Cherne Residential Plumbing Smoke Blower is a fast and easy leak-detection system. The blower uses long-lasting dense smoke that is pumped into a plumbing system to identify leaks quickly and efficiently. It comes with a 5-foot, heavy-duty hose that fits a 4-inch clean out tee and is lightweight and corrosion-resistant. With exhaust pumped through the plumbing, the blower can be used indoors and easily transported with its top-mounted carrying handle. Its efficient 122 cc, 3.5 hp, four-stroke Honda engine provides more than 700 cfm, making it fast, easy and safe to determine plumbing-problem areas. Through vibration damping, excess movement and noise are also minimized, creating a smoother and more efficient experience. 800-321-9532;

Hurco Technologies Power Smoker 2 

The Power Smoker 2 from Hurco Technologies quickly locates leaks in new and existing plumbing systems. The machine is connected to a clean-out and smoke is sent through the system to reveal any problem areas. The system uses LiquiSmoke, a laboratory-tested safe smoke that costs cents per minute to use and has an indefinite shelf life. When the test is complete, the smoke dissipates without leaving any odor or residue. 800-888-1436;

Superior Signal 5E  Electric Smoker

The 5E Electric Smoker from Superior Signal offers a cost-effective solution to find difficult leaks and odors in residential and commercial plumbing systems. Connect the blower to any plumbing clean-out or vent, with the appropriate-size smoke candle to force smoke through faults and cracks, easily identifying sources of odor and hard-to-find leaks. Smoke candles produce a highly visible, nontoxic smoke and are biodegradable. They are manufactured with zero-waste stream and include labels printed with vegetable-based ink on recycled paper, as well as biodegradable, recycled paperboard tubes. The unit does not generate harmful exhaust gases and handles all residential and commercial smoke-testing applications. Smoke tests take minutes to perform and see immediate results. The unit comes with an 8-foot, industrial-grade flex hose, weighs 8 pounds and requires no maintenance. 800-945-8378;  


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