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    Default New IR Thermometer

    Anyone have experience with the Raytek Minitemp MT-4 Infrared Thermometer? I was thinking of picking one up this spring.

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    Jim Robinson
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    Can't say that I know anything about the therm., but I have a Fluke and it cost me about $100.00. Works like a dream and the customers think it is a good toy. Keeps them busy so I can do my work.


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    Jim. I have the Raytek MT6. Like it a lot. no problems. I think I paid around 70 bucks last summer.


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    I use one on all inspections. They are a big help. Gives me instant readings on lots of items and impresses the clients...

    heat/cooling plenums & registers
    panel boxes
    electric coils & elements
    water temps
    ceiling readings in high ceiling rooms/ cathedral ceilings
    attic spaces
    refrigerator, freezer
    drafty outlets
    weatherstripping

    and you can tell how hot your Realtor is !


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    Default Re: New IR Thermometer

    I used one yesterday to confirm that insulation was missing along a vaulted ceiling during a warranty inspection. I found 6 bays that were missing insulation along the ceiling.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

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    Good point Scott. This winter I took the temp on an uninsulated exterior wall. 1952 Ranch. And then took temp. of new addition room with insulation. Ten degree difference pointed at plaster. What was your differential in the bays insulated and not?
    Dave


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    Default Re: New IR Thermometer

    Quote Originally Posted by David Banks View Post
    Good point Scott. This winter I took the temp on an uninsulated exterior wall. 1952 Ranch. And then took temp. of new addition room with insulation. Ten degree difference pointed at plaster. What was your differential in the bays insulated and not?
    Dave
    The ceiling with insulation was 70f to 71f without the insulation it was 58f to 60f. But then the outside temp was 55f.

    During the summer months you will find a larger swing in the temps.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

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