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'[OT:] Sewer Line Robots (was Potting epoxy)'
2004\07\09@154802 by Bob Axtell

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These are small tractors with sealed video camera w/lamp that are placed
into 4" - 6" sewer pipes for the purpose of locating breaks or cracks.
They are put into the pipe at a manhole and can run as far as 600' to
the next manhole. As the cable pays out, it locates the distance from
the manhole. When the break is seen by the operator, the type of break
and location is noted so a crew can later dig down to the pipe to patch
it. What are they looking for? breaks, because the sewage leaks out? no,
because the sewage is thick, it rarely leaks much; but groundwater
getting INTO the sewerline causes a dramatic increase in the burden of
the treatment plant downstream.

Interesting? yes, but very dirty work. The chemicals in sewer pipes are
not only nauseating, they are also capable of dissolving steel and/or
plastics easily. Most robots have a stainless steel case, but even that
can eventually corrode through.

But it's also very lucrative. Operator-owners get as much as
$10USD/running meter for a well-documented videotape of sewer line
breaks. I have met several gentlemen who are millionaires several times
over that have done that for ten years. And don't count the number of
operators in gold country that find gold flakes accumulating at the pipe
crack, or find diamond rings flushed down the toilet and trapped in the
pipe... Those diamonds sparkle like the sun when the light shines on it,
saw a videotape of a find once...

--Bob
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2004\07\09@174028 by Hopkins

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Ok - so do you have a link to these sewer line robots?

Roy


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2004\07\09@181410 by llile

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I'd love to get my hands on one for a few days to go spelunking.  My area
of the country is riddled with caves, and it is a big sport around here.
There are several nearby that are 7 or 8 miles long, and the exploration
ends when the roof gets within about 8" of the floor.  It would be so cool
to have a device that could push on beyond that.  Often a cave will
squeeze down to a tight passage then open up into a giagntic cavern.

The problem is slightly different than a sewer line robot, because the
terrain is very rough.  And very gooey.

-- Lawrence Lile





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Ok - so do you have a link to these sewer line robots?

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2004\07\09@184356 by Bob Axtell

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I haven't looked lately, but try http://www.cobratec.com or
http://www.opticalrobotics.com .

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