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  1. #14
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    [QUOTE=spymoocow;2102802]best one ive ever seen is The Inspector.
    http://www.furnacesafetyconsultants....01/5014490.htm

    I cant fathom spending that much on a inspection tool.


    I have one of those our company bought in 2002, I hated it because the camera head was way too big, maybe the new one is smaller?
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  2. #15
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    Is there a huge difference from the 2.4" Ridgid screen and the 3" testo?
    Any one used both? I was thinking to purchase one and the ridgid is significantly cheaper than the milwaukee but the testo has the larger display. . .

  3. #16
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    Ive got the Ridgid cam. I also bought an extra 5' camera lead for it. I needed the extra length to look up some duct work that was believed to have come loose. And it did, paid for its self as soon as i took it out of the box.

  4. #17
    Our shop has both the Ridgid and the Milwaukee models. The Ridgid has 2 LED lights on the end and lights up pretty good, but uses disposable batteries. The Milwaukee is nice because it comes in a hard shell case, has a zoom feature and a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, but only has one light, so the lighting in a heat exchanger is not as even as it is with the Ridgid.

    Really want that new $600 Ridgid that accepts the memory cards so that you can snap a picture to show the customer, but not in the budget :-)

  5. #18
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    Thanks, I'll pick up the ridgid one tonight. Can't wait to try it.

  6. #19
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    Got it. Ridgid SeeSnake Micro. works like a charm and nice adjustable LED's.
    I was torn betweek the Milwaukee and the ridgid.
    Here is what made me lean towards the Ridgid. . .
    Pro's
    1. More ergonomic feel on the handle and a little more maneuverable.
    2. goose neck was more flexible
    3. Cheaper
    4. Dual LED lights for better lighting in hard to reach corners
    5. includes a mirror so you can actually look around corners (limited but it is there for that 1 time you will need it)
    6. Price was $50 cheaper

    Here is what i found the Milwaukee to be better at
    1. zoom capabilities
    2. insignificantly clearer resolution but since the lighting was not as good as the ridgid it didnt matter
    3. rechargable battery - (i always have at least 10 AA's with me at all times so i prefer the ridgid which takes 4 AA's) dont like recharging things too much . . . . pain in the a$$

    Inspected my first heat exchanger and. . .. . . looked good.
    no visible cracks or corrosion.

  7. #20
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    Why did you rule out testo?
    If you help others then you are a Success

  8. #21
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    I purchased the Milwaukee 2310 on ebay (new in Box) for under $190. It's a great scope. As someone stated, the goose neck is a little stiff and takes a few inspections to get use to moving it around the HX, but I mastered it in no time. Found 2 cracks in as many weeks in places that you could not see without it. I found you have to leave the light on bright to get the best resolution on the screen in those real dark places. Great investment.
    Instead of learning the tricks of the trade, learn the trade.

  9. #22
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    I am on a budget for now. I am still getting my equipment together and have alot more to purchase. I know i can order Testo from a Canadian distributor but i can find them cheaper in the US. The only problem is the shipping and the border duties. Customs seem to charge whatever they feel like sometimes so i was hesitant about that.
    I would like to get the Testo 510 at some point though. Still in the market for a digital manometer and combustion analyzer. . .
    Picking up a Fluke 87V today. (Hopefully)

  10. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybirde View Post
    Our shop has both the Ridgid and the Milwaukee models.
    Are the camera heads similarly sized on the Ridgid and Milwaukee

    I have the testo and the camera tip is MUCH smaller than the Milwaukee
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by wood View Post
    I am on a budget for now. I am still getting my equipment together and have alot more to purchase. I know i can order Testo from a Canadian distributor but i can find them cheaper in the US.
    Did U check trutechtools.com?

    They got a guy up north eh
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

  12. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Are the camera heads similarly sized on the Ridgid and Milwaukee

    I have the testo and the camera tip is MUCH smaller than the Milwaukee
    The camera head on the Ridgid is a little smaller than the Milwaukee however the rep said because there are grooved rings around the Ridgid he has seen it get stuck while being pulled out of a tight spot. He said it is more common for the plumbers that use them though. they try to use them as drain de-cloggers. He hasnt heard of one getting stuck in a heat exchanger though.
    With m luck i will be the first to accomplish this.

  13. #26
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    The testo camera is about the same size as the tip on a tif zx-1 leak detector
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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