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Hand-Held Drain Inspection Cameras

By Rothenberger and General Wire

Save valuable time - and money - with a hand held drain inspection camera. Why use a bulky cable system when all you need is to take a quick look? These hand held tools are great to have when there is a suspected clog, and are sturdy enough to stand up to every day use. Simple control operation makes it a snap to use, and directing the 4-foot cable right where you want it can be done with ease. Make your many inspection jobs easier with the best tools for the job - inspection cameras brought to you by PlumbingSupply.com®!

Professional Drain Inspection Camera
Lightweight, Portable, Hand Held Drain/Pipe Inspection Tool
Rothenberger ROSCOPE 500

This hand held pipe inspection camera features:
  • Lightweight and compact camera kit goes where you do
  • Remote Eye, looks where you can't
  • Waterproof and chemical resistant imager
  • LED light allows you to clearly see stoppages
  • 2.5" color LCD screen
  • 4 foot cable easily navigates curves
  • Still image capture
  • Runs on four AA batteries
  • Includes hook, magnet, and mirror accessories
  • 18"x10"x3" hard carrying case

A drain inspection camera is probably one of the most useful tools to have in your truck as it lets you see exactly what's going on in that drain and virtually eliminates guesswork. But considering most clogs are found within four feet of a drain, why break out the unwieldy, expensive camera system to simply peek around a bend? This terrific battery-powered camera brings this capability in a lightweight and compact package perfect for many residential jobs.

This drain inspection camera is designed to fit nicely in one hand, allowing you to manipulate the four-foot-long cable with the other hand for the best view of the problem. The cable is stiff enough to push toward the problem, but flexible enough to easily navigate a 1-1/2" p-trap. The 2.45" color LCD screen, water and chemical resistant camera with LED lighting allows you to clearly see any potential problems within the piping. As if great video isn't enough, this model allows you to capture still images, which can be useful for before-and-after comparisons or to show to customers.

Equipped with enough internal memory for thousands of images, this drain inspection kit also includes a USB cable so you can display the video on your laptop or download your still images to your office computer. Better yet, this camera runs on just four AA batteries, so there's no cords to trip over while you do your job. There's even two integral wall magnets and an optional hang hook so you can wall mount it if you wish. For even greater convenience and flexibility, the included hook, magnet, and mirror accessories may be attached to the optical cable head. To top it off, this great kit includes a durable carrying case with enough room to store extra batteries.

Professional Handheld Camera w/ Case and Accessories = $373.16

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Gen-Eye Micro-Scope
Compact hand-held pipe inspection tool
by General Wire

image of gen-eye micro-scope hand held inspection tool
This Gen-Eye Micro-Scope features:
  • 3 1/2" LCD color monitor
  • Allows inspection of 1 1/2" through 3" drain lines and some toilet traps
  • Open reel with adjustable monitor mount
  • Reel holds up to 100 ft. of Micro Push-Rod
  • Internal microphone and speaker for voice over
  • Digital zoom
  • Picture can be rotated for optimum viewing capability
  • SD card reader with 8 GB memory card stores video or photo's
  • On-screen date and time
  • On-screen SD card capacity indicator
  • Color camera with 6 LED's attached to 3 ft. probe rod
  • Three probe attachments included: 45° mirror, magnet, and hook
  • Internal rechargeable battery - can last up to 4 hours
  • Complete systems include convenient carrying case

The Gen-Eye Micro-Scope hand-held inspection tool is not only compact but has many great features you would normally find on larger more expensive drain inspection equipment. The command module has an easy to see 3 1/2" color LCD screen to view clear pictures. A one-touch record button allows you to record video's or photo's on the built-in SD card reader for playback on the command module monitor screen or onto a TV or computer with the use of the USB port.

The color camera attached to the 3 ft. probe rod lets you inspect hard to reach places. Three probe attachments are also included to improve your internal pipe viewing angle or to retrieve objects found while probing. Probe extensions in 3 ft. or 6 ft. lengths are available to purchase separately.

Model Description Price & Quantity
#GM-C Gen-Eye Micro-Scope "C" - Includes Hand-Held Command Module, 3 ft. Camera Probe Rod, SD card reader w/8GB memory card, AC and DC battery chargers, 3 pc. attachment set, USB cable, TV connector and carrying case.
And includes Reel with 33 ft of Micro Push-Rod and Color Camera
$1,430.70
#GM-G Gen-Eye Micro-Scope "G" - Includes Hand-Held Command Module, 3 ft. Camera Probe Rod, SD card reader w/8GB memory card, AC and DC battery chargers, 3 pc. attachment set, USB cable, TV connector and carrying case.
And includes Reel with 100 ft. of Micro Push-Rod and Color Camera
$1,766.09
#GM-A Gen-Eye Micro-Scope "A" - Includes Hand-Held Command Module, 3 ft. Camera Probe Rod, SD card reader w/8GB memory card, AC and DC battery chargers, 3 pc. attachment set, USB cable, TV connector and carrying case  (no reel, push rod or camera) $756.20
#GM-33 Open Reel with 33 ft of Micro Push-Rod and Color Camera $674.50
#GM-100 Open Reel with 100 Ft. of Micro Push Rod and Color Camera $1,009.85
#GM-CPR 3 ft. Camera Probe Rod $140.60
#PRE3 3 ft. Extension Probe Rod $54.15
#PRE6 6 ft. Extension Probe Rod $70.30

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "What is the monitor screen display resolution of the Roscope 500 and the Gen-Eye Micro-Scope drain inspection cameras?"
A. Both the ROSCOPE 500 and the Gen-Eye Micro-Scope have a monitor display resolution of 320x240, which is fairly standard for these types of cameras. As of this writing, this display resolution is also often used in mobile phones, PDAs, and some handheld game consoles.

Q. "Will the Rothenberger Roscope 500 drain inspection camera record video?"
A. No, this system isn't designed to record the video it displays, but there is a video out port so you can view the feed on a laptop. This system is designed for taking still photos, which may also be downloaded to your computer at your convenience.

Q. "The Rothenberger Roscope 500 only has a 4 foot cable. Who would find this drain inspection camera useful?"
A. Handymen, home inspectors, plumbers and even homeowners could find this tool useful as a quick check tool for garbage disposals, toilet traps, sink traps, laundry machine traps, shower traps or other areas that you may not want to or can't reach your hand into. We've even heard that some people use these for inspecting ducting! It allows you to quickly inspect problems that could be within four feet of the fixture or opening. If the camera can't see or reach the problem then you will know for sure the problem is further down the line.

Q. "The Gen-Eye Micro-Scope comes with three probe attachments. How do they attach to the probe?"
A. To use the attacments you simply unscrew the chrome tip from the end of the probe rod and thread the desired attachment on to the end of the probe rod. Make sure to tighten securely before use.


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