Scooter’s Tips

How To Negotiate an Offset Joint or Tee Obstacle

Keep a roll of kite string with the camera equipment! If while doing an inspection, you encounter an offset joint or a tee that you can’t easily negotiate, don’t beat the camera to death trying to go further! Simply pull the camera back out and tie the kite string on just behind the camera head, insert the camera back into the pipe while allowing the kite string to deploy along with the pushrod and then when you get back to the problem area, yank a bit on the string causing the camera head to bobble around a bit while pushing on the pushrod, and like magic the camera will negotiate the obstacle!