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See thru walls... #49493
03/07/05 09:55 PM
03/07/05 09:55 PM
Attic Rat  Offline OP
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Joined: Dec 2003
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Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
... You guys are gonna think I'm daft,but I remember reading in one of my trade mags,an article/advertisement featuring a device that allows you to see inside the wall,thru a small hole.Similar in design to a physicians endoscope,it has an eye-piece,and a long hose-like appendage with a light.. am I nuts??,or did anyone see the same kind of thing..I'm interested in purchasing one,..if it's not thousands of dollars.. Thanx!!
Russ


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Re: See thru walls... #49494
03/07/05 10:49 PM
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gfretwell  Offline

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Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,167
Estero,Fl,usa
There is certainly no "hardware" reason these don't exist.
I haven't seen one aimed at trades but the cops have had spike cameras for years.
The CCD camera itself can be about the size of a 12 penny nail. Stuff a white LED light in there and you have exactly what you are looking for. You could see the pictures on a palm pilot or picture phone. I would be surprised if someone wasn't selling them.


Greg Fretwell
Re: See thru walls... #49495
03/07/05 11:09 PM
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caselec  Offline
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Posts: 558
San Jose, CA
Is this what you are looking for?
http://www.provision100.com/electricians_b.html

[Linked Image]

Curt



[This message has been edited by caselec (edited 03-07-2005).]


Curt Swartz
Re: See thru walls... #49496
03/07/05 11:10 PM
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Celtic  Offline
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NJ
You could conceivably build one yourself from a discard cell phone with camera...or even lower tech webcam.... [Linked Image]


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Re: See thru walls... #49497
03/08/05 06:01 AM
03/08/05 06:01 AM
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rowdyrudy  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 169
Mascoutah, IL USA
Contact a medical suppy vendor or a Proctologist and ask about old scopes used for colonoscopies.
Rowdy

Re: See thru walls... #49498
03/08/05 06:10 AM
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George Corron  Offline
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Lorton, Va USA
And just think of the side business you could start. [Linked Image]

Sorry, just couldn't resist

Re: See thru walls... #49499
03/08/05 07:51 AM
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watthead  Offline
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Posts: 172
South Carolina
Russ
I just gotta ask what did you hit???

Re: See thru walls... #49500
03/09/05 07:31 AM
03/09/05 07:31 AM
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JFLS41  Offline
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Posts: 88
Lower Burrell, PA
What is the price for one of these ProVision scopes? Anyone know?

Re: See thru walls... #49501
03/09/05 07:47 AM
03/09/05 07:47 AM
electure  Offline

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Posts: 4,264
Fullerton, CA USA
Low-Tech version
I've got a dentist's mirror, about 3/4" in diameter, that works great, but wouldn't be so hot for the side jobs George mentioned.
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am I nuts??,

Most likely, but not because of the other question [Linked Image]

Re: See thru walls... #49502
03/09/05 08:15 AM
03/09/05 08:15 AM
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JFLS41  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 88
Lower Burrell, PA
Have you ever had one of those scopes put up your _ _ _? Glad they put me under to do it...

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