Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 17
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bert This is a good and well made product. I would recomend it to anyone.
I am pleased to report that this product performes very well. From the time I took it out of it's secure and usefull storage case, I noted the attention to detail of a well made and good looking tool. The battery compartment is secure and well made, and not a last minute "where should we put the batteries?" The CA-25 performs well under a variety of conditions. I find the light dimming feature especially usefull in highly reflective surroundings. I recently used this tool to locate a honey bee infestation in the ceiling of a house and it helped me determine that the bees had been there several months, if not years, due to the cone and honey accumilation. I was told that the bees had just shown up in the past week.. The Ridgid CA-25 provided me with enough information to advise the homeowner just how extensive the repairs would be. Thanks Ridgid.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by vic1272000 This is a realy good product
Perfect for A/C coils inspections. Picture is very clear & adjustable light makes it easy to focus. Make easy my work. I recommend 100%
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by 84stepside Awesome
Perfect for plumbing inspections around the home. Picture is very clear, & adjustable light makes it easy to focus.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cmcni Saved Me Money and Saved My Marriage!
Excellent little camera!
I had a leak on the overhang of my house. I realized the 2nd floor shower/bathtub was in that overhang and water was leaking when anyone took a shower.
My first thought was that the plumbing for the valve must have sprung a leak or something higher up by the shower head. I quickly realized that the only way to access the piping would be to either tear up the tile in the shower or cut a hole in the house siding to get at it from the back. My wife wasn't too keen on the idea and neither of us looked forward to the damage and the replacement cost of materials.
In order to determine if I needed to start bashing through at the top or bottom, I decided I needed some kind of camera device. I didn't even know they made these things for the home user! I started googling terms like "hobby cameras" and "fiber optic camera". I don't recall how, but the term "inspection camera" popped up somewhere and I knew that was what I needed. More Googling and I found the most reasonably priced one with a name brand was the CA25 available down the road at Home Depot.
The camera itself is easy to use. I put the included batteries into the carrier, slid it into the handle and I was ready to go!
The camera head has a nice big white arrow on the top side to help you orient it before going in. The cable is stiff and flexible, but you can easily lose orientation if you really start pushing and prodding and twisting. I was *not* thrilled with the 90 degree mirror attachment they included (which just snaps onto a collar around the camera head). I found that in addition to dust obscuring the mirror from going through insulation, the lights around the camera head shone right into the mirror, pretty much blinding me through the view screen. Had it been a lighted area, the mirror may have been useful.. but with the lights on, it was completely useless.
I got my camera down in next to the faucet and was able to find my leak at the bottom of the tub from a leaky drain pipe. Instead of breaking tiles and cutting siding, I was able to peel back a decorative piece of siding from the bottom of the soffet, cut a hole in the plywood, and replace the drain plumbing. After I put the undersiding back in, you'd never know anything happened there.
This little camera saved me a ton of money in potential damage, and minimized the visible damage to almost nothing... something that kept the wife EXTREMELY happy! Since then, I've also used it to identify part numbers on hard to reach car parts as well as checking the minivan disc brake pads without having to remove the tires.
It was a great investment and sure beats the cracked mirror shard and pencil flashlight my father had to use.
April 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CarolF Great Product for "Seeing" Behind Walls
We are doing a lot of electrical work (adding elect. boxes and running wires) behind walls and this product is invaluable for letting us see what exists behind the walls prior to drilling and cutting. If not for the camera, we might have accidentally drilled a 4" hole where a steel beam existed. I just wish the display on the camera was bigger - sometimes it's hard to interpret what you are really looking at - but the camera did it's job - we just need to get better at interpreting the pictures. Maybe we'll try connecting it to a laptop next time for a better view. The camera is an enormous help with our renovation project!
April 11, 2014