Component camera system

The VISTRAC II camera system from Amazing Machinery is equipped with the highest commercial-grade camera head and cable. The unit has a 7-inch flat-screen LCD in an ABS case, and records to an SD card. The high-quality color camera head is 1 3/8-inch in diameter and has a built-in 512 Hz sonde transmitter. The stainless steel camera body with sapphire lens makes the head durable. The camera head is waterproof up to 500 feet, and equipped with 10 white LEDs, a dimmer control and an 11-inch steel spring loader.

The system has a 200-foot-long, 1/2-inch super slick push cable, with a 24-inch layflat storage reel. The component-based system allows the user to change the camera head, recorder or monitor if it is damaged. 800/504-7435; www.amazingmachinery.com

Economy trailer jetters

EJT series economy trailer jetters from Cam Spray come with a 28 hp Honda engine with 7 gpm flow at 4,000 psi or 11.5 gpm at 2,700 psi. Both models feature a manual reel with 250 feet of 3/8- or 1/2-inch hose. The units allow for jetting 6- to 10-inch lines. Standard features include a 5-gallon fuel tank, industrial three-plunger pump with stainless valves and ceramic plungers, power pulse valve, air purge, and recirculation for freeze protection.

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The heavy-duty trailer features close-tube frame and full metal deck on a 3,500-pound axle, and includes road-ready wiring and lights with 2-inch ball hitch. A 150-gallon water tank includes auto shutoff if the tank runs dry. Also included is a set of four nozzles, storage box, tip cleaner, tiger tail, safety face shield, rubber gloves and high-vision safety vest. 800/648-5011; www.camspray.com

Mini inspection system

The CUES Mini-Push 20/20 is a portable, color video push inspection system with a built-in battery power supply, battery charger, and self-leveling camera with built-in sonde. The unit inspects and records digital video in pipelines from 2 inches in diameter and larger. The 6.4-inch color LCD monitor is adjustable with a fold-down position for protection during transport and includes a sun shield for optimal viewing in sunlight. The lightweight system includes wheels for easy portability and a balanced footprint for stability. 800/327-7791; www.cuesinc.com

Portable jetter

The PJ-3000 portable jetter from Draincables Direct delivers power and versatility at minimal cost. The unit includes a 13 hp Honda gas motor with a robust but small frame that provides 4 gpm at 3,000 psi. It has a line/pipe capacity of 1 1/4 up to 6 inches with 200 feet of 3/8-inch hose along with 75 feet of 1/8-inch trap hose. Nozzle, kit, gloves, face shield and tip cleaner are included with the toolbox. 800/421-4580; www.draincables.com

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Upright drain machine

The DM162 upright drain machine from Duracable Manufacturing is designed for running 5/8-inch cable up to 80 feet in length and can be configured for any job. It is equipped with a 1/3 hp motor that runs at 265 rpm. The reel includes a built-in toolbox and a heavy-duty casted, self-aligning head bearing to maintain proper alignment while in operation. This helps increase the life of the reel. The head bearing also holds the reel in place and allows for quick change-outs. The unit can be operated in horizontal and vertical positions and comes with non-marring rubber pads to protect the work surface from marks. 877/244-0556; www.duracable.com

Truck jet

The Truck Jet 2500 from Dyna-Vac Equipment is designed for operator ease and safety. Fixed or rotating reel assemblies and hydraulic swing-outs are available. Hose comes in 300- to 700-foot lengths, and the unit has 3/4- and 1-inch operating systems. The unit comes with a General run/dry pump that operates at 40 or 65 gpm at 2,000 or 2,500 psi. Drive options, PTO, hydraulic or auxiliary engine are available.

All main functions including pump and reel controls, auxiliary lighting, and safety switches are conveniently located in one station and operated with fingertip controls. Optional pendant and wireless controls are available. Water tanks are available in 1,000- to 1,500-gallon capacities in polyethylene, aluminum or stainless steel. The unit comes open deck with rear enclosure, fully enclosed and heated. 888/298-8668; www.dynavacequipment.com

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Camera inspection systems

EasyCAM camera inspection systems include pushrod lengths of 150 or 200 feet. Each model is equipped with a color camera, 512 Hz transmitter and 8-inch daylight readable monitor. A modular design includes separate components that are each manufactured to simply and securely plug into the adjoining component. The camera head, transmitter, pushrod, electronics, monitor and aircraft aluminum frame can be easily repaired by the owner. Safe 12-volt operation offers efficient portability and operation for up to six hours between charges. The systems will also operate using a standard 110-volt house outlet or can be charged in a vehicle. Titanium camera heads are offered with two of the three models. 239/260-2056; www.easycamllc.com

Sectional cleaning machine

The Model C sectional drain and sewer cleaning machine from Electric Eel runs up to 200 feet of 1 1/4-inch self-feeding dual cable in 8- or 10-foot sections that require no handling when rotating. The unit cleans lines 3 to 10 inches in diameter for distances up to 200 feet. One-man operation means less time and labor expense. A heavy-duty 1/2 hp Baldor motor comes standard, and 3/4 hp and 1 hp motors are also available.

A custom designed gearbox ensures high quality, lower cost and parts availability. The heavy-duty, fully adjustable safety clutch keeps cable and tool breakage to a minimum and provides overload protection. A fold-down handle allows for easy transportation, storage and use in crawl spaces. A unique carry handle provides balance and easy transport. The unit is suited for tough blockages, such as tree roots, and longer runs in main sewer lines. 800/833-1212; www.electriceel.com

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Push camera

The VeriSight Pro push camera from Envirosight includes a lightweight controller that allows direct entry of WinCan-compatible observations. The multi-language controller displays footage on an 8-inch TFT LCD, and captures up to 90 hours of MPEG 4 video on an SD/SDHC card (up to 32 GB) or USB stick (up to 128 GB). It can zoom 3x and capture images in JPEG from live and recorded video. Users can browse stored video and images using a thumbnail gallery, and PC offload is easy.

A 16-page text writer with full QWERTY keyboard can be configured for a variety of colors and formats, and can be used to log observations (with available PACP, LACP and WRc compliance) for direct upload to WinCan. The stainless steel self-leveling camera with shadowless, variable LED illumination captures crisp video footage, regardless of pipe material. It inspects 2- to 9-inch lines and snakes through bends for maximum range. An integrated tri-band sonde (33 kHz, 512 Hz, 640 Hz) works with most locators. Coiler comes with 130, 200 or 330 feet of pushrod. Controller and reel carry an IP54 rating and the system runs continuously for six hours off internal rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries, or off mains or vehicle power. 866/936-8476; www.envirosight.com

Wireless transmitter

The Wi-Fi wireless transmitter from Forbest Products allows users to connect wirelessly to all of the company's sewer and drain cameras via iPhone 4/iPhone 4S/iPad/iPad 2, Android tablets and Windows PC. Users can watch live and record the images captured by cameras on phones, tablets and laptops about 300 feet (100 M) away from the location of the camera. The transmitter makes it easy and quick to send the images from the field to the office and customer. 650/757-4786; www.forbestusa.net

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High-flow waterjet

The JM-3080 waterjet from General Pipe Cleaners is designed for clearing large, remote lines of grease, sediment, ice and other soft blockages. The high-flow device includes a 20 hp Honda engine with electric start and offers an 8 gpm flow rate at 3,000 psi. Vibra-Pulse technology propels nozzles through long lines and tight bends. The 12-gallon buffer tank is designed for tapping local water sources and provides enhanced safety margins. Other features include thermal pump protection, inlet filter and panel-mount pressure gauge. The unit also features a positive lock braking system for its four 13-inch pneumatic tires. 800/245-6200; www.drainbrain.com/jets

Trailer jetter

The O'Brien 704030-SC trailer jetter from Hi-Vac Corporation is designed for day-to-day sewer line cleaning. The unit can clean a wide range of pipes. It is built to handle tough jobs with a powerful engine and pump combination. The 190-degree swivel reel allows for easy access to the manhole regardless of how the trailer is parked. The model is designed for a high pressure rating without the loss of high flow rating. 800/752-2400; www.obrienmfg.com

Wireless remote jetter

The Mongoose 184 trailer jetter from Mongoose Jetters can get into tough spots and tight areas with a 180-degree industrial rotating hose reel that has a locking point every 7.5 degrees. A wireless remote feature allows users to operate the machine from the top of a roof or inside the house. The unit allows jetting on high- and low-pressure applications for easy cleanup and graffiti removal using the 4,000 psi dump gun feature.

Additional features include a high-quality five-plunger run/dry pump, NEMA 4 control box, and the unit is towable with water. Applications include roof vents, basements, sanitary sewer pipes, commercial and industrial lines up to 12 inches. 800/323-1604; www.mongoosejetters.com

Upright cable machine

The M888 Upright Workhorse from MyTana Mfg. Company is an upright machine available with 11/16- or 3/4-inch mainline sewer cable, up to 125 feet long. The unit is designed for 3- to 10-inch lines. The gearbox drive mechanism is capable of pushing up to 400 feet of cable when additional reels of cable are used. Reels can be added or changed in seconds. The standard automatic feed retriever saves wear and tear on operators. It comes complete with a full set of 2- to 6-inch blades and a set of replacement blades. The hard plastic reel is standard and an open reel with cover is available. 800/328-8170; www.mytana.com

Mini inspection system

The MiniLite system from RapidView IBAK North America is a pipe inspection system that allows users to inspect, record and measure the internal dimensions of small pipelines. During normal inspection operations, users can accurately capture diameter measurements with one touch using the ORION zoom camera. The system consists of a replaceable coiler cartridge, portable command console and one of several choices of cameras. The unit includes a high-visibility 10.4-inch monitor and a full QWERTY keyboard. Users can record inspections on a built-in MPEG digital video recorder on SD and SDHC memory cards. The system is available in 100- and 130-foot lengths. 800/656-4225; www.rapidview.com

Pan n' tilt camera

The Pan n' Tilt push camera from Ratech Electronics is a portable inspection system for pipes and drains as small as 3 inches in diameter. Camera
options include black and white, color, self-leveling, micro and pan n' tilt. The camera can be retrofitted to existing Ratech systems or used as a stand-alone unit. It rotates 330 degrees up/down and 220 degrees left/right, allowing users to easily view the pipe condition in detail. The cost-efficient unit is adaptable to the company's Jet Cam.

Combining the camera with a Ratech control unit such as the Elite SD gives recording capability using SD/USB drives and allows MPEG video capture and JPEG image capture. Also included is an on-screen display overlay system providing electronic distance counter, time, date and eight pages of memory for listing problems and displaying company information. Standard 200-foot gel-rod cable is included. Longer lengths are available. 800/461-9200; www.ratech-electronics.com

Push cable system

The DELTA push cable system from Rausch Electronics USA features a forward-facing SAT42 camera with an auto-upright function. The unit works in pipes as small as 2 inches and features an integrated sonde and monitor. The integrated controls and lightweight carrying case with wheels make it rugged and portable. The DELTA-Pro system features the full pan-and-tilt KS60CL camera that works in pipes as small as 4 inches. 877/728-7241; www.rauschtv-usa.com

Portable inspection

The SeeSnake Max rM200 camera system from RIDGID combines portability and versatility for inspecting lines up to 200 feet long and 1 1/2 to 6 inches in diameter. It has improved reel mechanics for easy passage through tight turns, an ultra-compact camera that provides optimal lighting, and an upgraded cable, which provides abrasion resistance and allows users to push further with less effort. The inspection system is compatible with SeeSnake CS10 and CS1000 digital recording monitors. It comes with an integrated transport system to make it easily portable. Users can carry the reel with the included shoulder strap or use the wheel system. 800/769-7743; www.ridgid.com

Single-conductor inspection system

The Jet Cam system from RS Technical Services is adaptable to most jetter systems. It is powered by the jetter's 12-volt DC battery system and allows the operator to see the condition of the pipe and cleaning results instantly. Features include an easy-to-install reel and controller system; 600 feet of lightweight single-conductor cable on a motorized reel with torque control; TFT, LCD monitor with high-resolution display; 16 high-intensity LED lights; recording capability to flash or USB drive; and an optional on-screen footage counter display. 800/767-1974; www.rstechserv.com

Electric jetter

The Shark SJPE-1500 electric jetter from Shark Pressure Washers & Jetters is portable, compact and includes a detachable hose reel. It is rated at 1.7 gpm at 1,500 psi and operates on 115-volt electricity and comes standard with a 35-foot power cord with GFCI. The slide-in handle accommodates loading and unloading the unit into any van, truck or car, and also allows for convenient transport.

With the pull of a small lever, the 100-foot hose reel is removable for ease of use and storage. Pulse Technology propels the hose through lines and around tight curves to break through clogs. Designed for indoor use on 2- to 4-inch pipe, the unit features a steel roll-cage chassis, rugged triplex pump and heavy-duty, long-lasting Baldor motor. The compact and flexible design allows the jetter to fit in tight spaces and makes for easy one-person operation. It is ETL certified to UL-1776 safety standards. 800/771-1881; www.sharkpw.com

Electric hydrojetter

The Model 717 electric hydrojetter from Spartan Tool includes an adjustable pressure regulator, which allows the operator to increase the pressure generated by the 2 hp electric motor to 1,500 psi, its full cleaning power, when there is a 20-amp circuit available, or to decrease the pressure to 1,250 psi to operate on a 15-amp circuit without tripping the breaker. The machine generates 2.2 gpm of water flow. The portable system includes three standard hoses that allow cleaning out to 165 feet from the machine, eight jetting nozzles, easy-ride pneumatic tires, pulsation technology, jetting gloves and a washdown spray gun. 800/435-3866; www.spartantool.com

Modular inspection

The vCam inspection system from Vivax-Metrotech includes a control module with an 8-inch color LCD, dual-frequency transmitting sonde, digital recording to the internal hard drive or SD card, full-function keyboard, internal microphone, AC/DC power, rechargeable batteries, USB interface, RCA jack for video and audio, distance counter and camera LED brightness control. The control module is field serviceable. The range of reels allows inspection of 3- to 12-inch-diameter pipes in distances from 60 to 400 feet. The camera reels are fitted with field-serviceable camera terminations as standard equipment. 800/446-3392; www.vivax-metrotech.com

FRANCHISE SYSTEMS

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is one of the largest and fastest growing residential service franchises in North America with a mission to help contractors and business owners realize their full potential. It encompasses a nationally recognized brand with a trusted reputation, which helps franchisees capture market share. An online marketing platform consists of marketing assets and ideas available for immediate adaptation for a specific market.

An extensive support network with in-field and in-house specialists helps franchisees operate with lower cost, higher margins and higher standards of excellence. A comprehensive tiered training program allows franchisees to continuously improve everything from technical skills, to salesmanship, to management methods. Franchisees are also given membership to an affiliate purchasing group that allows access to vendor discounts and rebates on parts, equipment and services. 877/236-2899; www.benfranklinfranchising.com

Rooter-Man

The Rooter-Man franchise concept is built around the exclusive use of Rooter-Man's trademarks in a franchisee's territory. Franchise owners become part of a team of independent dealers working together under a nationally recognized trademark and brand. Franchisees receive comprehensive training programs, ongoing and dedicated support, and discounts and partnerships through the franchise's national buying power.

Franchisees are taught how to run a successful business through personal training and 11 step-by-step manuals that outline every aspect of running a franchise, including national and localized Internet marketing programs. The Rooter-Man franchise includes a network of over 480 locations. 800/700-8062; www.rootermanfranchise.com

RooterNOW

RooterNOW offers an opportunity for plumbing and drain cleaning professionals to purchase a top-quality and instantly recognizable national brand name. The RooterNOW affiliate program is an option for established or new company owners who do not wish to use the operating and marketing systems of a franchise and do not need training.

RooterNOW affiliates are free to use their own marketing products and reporting systems without interference or restrictions. There are no requirements to purchase or be bound by any operating methods or manuals, and there are no fees for co-op advertising. Licensees are not required to disclose any financial information, and are not required to undergo personal or business credit reporting. Provided that affiliates operate in accordance with accepted industry practices and the proper use of licensed advertising materials, they have complete freedom to run their own businesses without oversight or regulation from others. The RooterNOW website guides potential customers based on ZIP code location. 888/650-1214; www.rooternow.net


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