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Topic # 113280 11-Jan-2013 19:07 Send private message

A Cat6 cable slipped out my hands this evening and has fallen down a wall cavity... It is on a job and I cannot use another cable or split another one as it is carrying rs232 signal not data...

I have to solve this this weekend, this job has dragged on and I don't want the client to even be aware of this problem.

I need someone who has a snake camera / fibre optic camera that you use for looking down cavities and inspecting pipes. Failing that a could also use a lipstick camera and tape it onto a long cable and run it to a monitor.

I am desperate and will pay in cash.

Any direct enquiries call me on 0220235611

Any suggestions of third parties I can try contact please reply and I will chase them up and be very grateful!

This is what happens when you decide to rush a bit extra work in the 5mins you have left instead of being satisfied with the day's output!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrr I am dumb sometimes!

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  Reply # 743500 11-Jan-2013 19:14 Send private message

Where are you located?






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  Reply # 743506 11-Jan-2013 19:22 Send private message

Auckland CBD is location of client's apartment. On Albert Street.



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  Reply # 743537 11-Jan-2013 19:52 Send private message

Tried sourcing pencil/lipstick camera from rocket rentals and nz camera hire. Rocket's one is in wellington and I have not heard back from nz camera hire yet.

Just an FYI in case anybody was going to suggest them as an option.

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  Reply # 743543 11-Jan-2013 20:04 Send private message

No idea if it would be at all suitable (or long enough) or how much you want to spend but I saw this in the latest SCA mailer:

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/online-store/products/SCA-Inspection-Camera-3-5-LCD-Screen.aspx?pid=221633



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  Reply # 743556 11-Jan-2013 20:37 Send private message

That is quite helpful actually. I can always sell it afterwards if needed I guess. 1m might not be long enough though. They also have them at jaycar too I notice.

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  Reply # 743570 11-Jan-2013 20:56 Send private message

Don't own one sorry, but I've used one of these in the past. Has LEDs on the end for some light - picture quality is average, but certainly good enough for poking down a wall.

Worth a shot if you can pick it up quickly perhaps?

EDIT: Same thing at Jaycar, easier to get....

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  Reply # 743571 11-Jan-2013 20:56 Send private message

Jaycar also has a USB mini inspection camera (2m and 7m cable length). Just add a laptop.




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  Reply # 743582 11-Jan-2013 21:13 Send private message

What about calling the sewer guys. Not sure how clean their cams considering where they've been, but they do call outs and their cams go a long way...

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  Reply # 743583 11-Jan-2013 21:14 Send private message

The Warehouse has them too http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Digital-LCD-Inspection-Camera?SKU=1634119




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  Reply # 743593 11-Jan-2013 21:22 Send private message

You can buy extensions for the Jaycar inspection cams.




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  Reply # 743596 11-Jan-2013 21:26 Send private message

RunningMan: Don't own one sorry, but I've used one of these in the past. Has LEDs on the end for some light - picture quality is average, but certainly good enough for poking down a wall.

Worth a shot if you can pick it up quickly perhaps?

EDIT: Same thing at Jaycar, easier to get....


Hi the good thing about the USB ones is the long cable. Quite a lot harder to look at a laptop screen and move the camera around if you are doing it by yourself, though.

I can afford all these options, it is the same amount as I was willing to pay for someone to come and help me and at least I can either keep it and claim it against my tax or sell it and get some money back.

Thanks so much for the links guys... It is a massive help!

So there you go, interested parties... If you want to take some money from me you have until tomorrow morning when I drive into jaycar and I spend the money there instead.




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  Reply # 743597 11-Jan-2013 21:28 Send private message

mjb: You can buy extensions for the Jaycar inspection cams.


Really? I can't see the extension on the website?

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  Reply # 743599 11-Jan-2013 21:32 Send private message

bisr: Really? I can't see the extension on the website?


I can't find them either - their website is a bit crap to be honest.

Put it this way - I had my grubby mitts on one last year when I was pining over wanting to buy one of the wireless recording ones... If your branch has the cameras, then it's possible they'll have an extension or two as well.

edit: Oh, I found it

edit2: If you really don't have a use for it afterwards, I'd be happy to take it off your hands as a finders fee! (j/k... sorta)




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  Reply # 743600 11-Jan-2013 21:34 Send private message

lurker: What about calling the sewer guys. Not sure how clean their cams considering where they've been, but they do call outs and their cams go a long way...


When you say the sewer guys who do you mean exactly? Or do you mean call up a drainage company?

Probably easier to buy one of these inspection cameras from jaycar and then if client 'drops by' I don't have to explain the hoary drainage guy in his house ;-)

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  Reply # 743603 11-Jan-2013 21:42 Send private message

bisr:
lurker: What about calling the sewer guys. Not sure how clean their cams considering where they've been, but they do call outs and their cams go a long way...


When you say the sewer guys who do you mean exactly? Or do you mean call up a drainage company?

Probably easier to buy one of these inspection cameras from jaycar and then if client 'drops by' I don't have to explain the hoary drainage guy in his house ;-)


Yeah I mean the drainage/plumber types. After the Chch quakes we had damaged drains and one company came out with a big spooled cam on a sackbarrow, went a long way. I presume they would help, or maybe there are health and safety rules around their use, considering the places they go to. But these guys do callouts during weekends so maybe a last resort backup when all else fails.

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