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    I have used a few tricks like rope, camera skids , pushing a camera into the hole then using it as a ramp to get over a piece of missing pipe. But does anyone have any other tricks they have used for getting across missing pipe?

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    I try not to. Its a good way of getting the camera stuck. Besides if the pipe is damaged, I tell them to start the repair at that spot. Once its exposed, I'll continue scoping from that point on.

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    on my fullsize seesnake i do this thing where I push it into missing section then I pull back in a super quick motion and then super fast push, if the camera gets into the air and i push at the right time i can jump over a missing section.
    I also have used a string but i try not to do that.
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    speaking from experience do not try to jump the gap with the camera. locate the gap repair it then scope out the rest of the line.
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    Bridging a gap can be a dangerous situation, I'd like to be able to inspect the entire line and be able to provide a quote for the full extent of the required repairs, going back for more later even when discussed often causes resentment in the customer. I try to get past and get a full inspection but proceed with extreme caution. I look at the edge of the break very carefully, if the break is clean I'll go for it, but if the break is slotted along the bottom of the pipe where the camera could be wedged in place similar to a nail in a claw hammer I will not go for it...

    With the string trick I do not tie the string to the camera head but instead loop it through the spring and I hold both ends, once I'm done with the string I drop the tag end and pull it back out....
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