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    • bristolmike
    • By bristolmike 5th Oct 17, 8:19 PM
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    Endoscopy cameras
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    • 5th Oct 17, 8:19 PM
    Endoscopy cameras 5th Oct 17 at 8:19 PM
    Evening all,

    I posed on here the other day about the discovery of a long term leak from my water tank. I am still very concerned about what damage might be lurking underneath the floor, but only had new carpets fitted in the surrounding rooms less than a year ago and would rather not go through the ceiling below unless absolutely necessary.

    There is a small hole in the floor right next to the area that was leaking, looks like it might have once had a small pipe going through it or something. Due to the location of the water tank I can't get my head over it to look down it. I was therefore wondering about those endoscopy cameras. I've seen some on ebay for less than a tenner but would they be likely to show me anything? Or would I need something a lot more expensive? Would just love to get a little look at the joists if possible as am having nightmares about it currently.

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    • Alex1983
    • By Alex1983 5th Oct 17, 8:23 PM
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    Aldi has a decent one but there £40, comes with a built in screen.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 5th Oct 17, 8:34 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 8:34 PM
    I've got one of the Lidl ones. Bought to have a look in one place where there was a problem about 3 years ago, and I've used it dozens of times since, from rescuing a bolt from the under engine cover, to finding the holes inside a wall to pull in some aerial cable.
    It's obviously never going to be as good as having a "real" look, but they are surprisingly good.
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 5th Oct 17, 10:25 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 10:25 PM
    The Aldi/Lidl ones are convenient with their own screen but I've also got one of the cheap eBay ones that plugs into a laptop.

    It's just as good but the laptop makes it a bit cumbersome, although obviously the picture is a lot bigger.
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 5th Oct 17, 10:35 PM
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    • 5th Oct 17, 10:35 PM
    You can get micro USB ones that plug in to a mobile phone for under a tenner from ebay. A colleague has one and says it works well.
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    • Akahotpot
    • By Akahotpot 6th Oct 17, 4:31 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 4:31 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 4:31 PM do an inspection camera for about £70
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 6th Oct 17, 4:43 PM
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    • 6th Oct 17, 4:43 PM
    I thought this post was about you and you were being coy about your waterworks though lifting carpets for inspection had my eyes watering.
    • deanos
    • By deanos 9th Oct 17, 5:44 PM
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    • 9th Oct 17, 5:44 PM
    I have one they are very good, no need to spend big money, mine was £4 on Vipon

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