Sewer Cameras from Amazon or Home Depot?

Discussion in 'Drain Cleaning' started by bombcar, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. bombcar

    bombcar New Member

    Apr 3, 2018
    The local plumbers say it's "too hard" to maneuver their 300 lb machines into my basement, or never show up.

    I have Milwaukee's 100ft drum machine but a note on the wall says 118ft to the manhole. I have an additional drum on the way which will give me 150 ft reach (though Milwaukee doesn't recommend it) - but I want to see what's going on in there (roots, roots, and more roots I suspect, but I have an excavator to fix the foundation and want to know if I should replace the clay pipe at the same time).

    I found this camera from Amazon: (and various other obviously all direct from China equivalents) at about $550 shipped.

    Home Depot has something from a bit more of a brand name (FORBEST) for $700 shipped

    Since I'm not going to be doing this professionally going up to the Rigid or similar cameras at $3k+ don't seem worthwhile - has anyone had experience with either of those?

    With Home Depot I'd probably have a bit of a better chance taking it back if it's an absolute piece of #$%#$ ...
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