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Old 12-26-14, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default Trying out my new seek thermal inferred camara.

I have been messing around with it a little bit. It's definitely not up to the standards or ac hackers rental one. But i could see it coming in handy.

The window picture is my 1935 single pane windows with plastic on them.

The picture that doesn't look like anything is of my GFI plug.












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Old 12-26-14, 10:52 AM   #2
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Awesome! For something the size of your thumb and as cheap as they get, initial results look phenomenal!
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Old 12-26-14, 10:15 PM   #3
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Very interesting. I'd like to see it compared to a FLIR iphone
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How well can you visualize thermal bridging or voids in walls? Is it sensitive enough to get an idea of what's going on in the walls, or does it need the pretty big temp differences you see at doors and windows to get a good picture? I'm planning on dense packing my walls with cellulose, but I know that there is some random blocking in the stud spaces so I'll need to chase down any spots I missed due to weird framing issues.
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Old 12-29-14, 06:04 PM   #5
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The picture that doesn't look like anything is of my GFI plug.

I resized your GFI image to the same size as the F7 image for comparison:


Above is the F7 GFI image in a 46F basement.



Above is your GFI image scaled to 320 high, not so bad considering your imager is 1/10 the cost of the F7.

The pic I took of a GFI was taken in an unheated basement, which was 46F at the time.

The Flir instruction sheet said 10 degree difference (minimum) for reasonable images.

Delta-T makes a big difference.

You have a lot of useful information there.

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Old 12-29-14, 10:11 PM   #6
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The thumbnails are much easier to see detail with

You could also check for warm spots in places where there should not be any , then fix them. Such as heat escaping from the exterior of the house.
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Is there an option to have the images include the temperature scale? I found knowing the rough temperature from one surface to the next to be helpful. Especially if the colors are different temperatures between pictures.

The detail seems to be just good enough for this to be a useful gadget with a big enough delta T and a good eye that knows what to look for and how to use that information.
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Looks like GFI plugs that go unused 99.999% of the time might need to be on a switch.
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I think your Photos would turn out much better if you used a tripod , or steadied the camera in a similar manor , I seen some other mobile phone thermal images and they were MUCH more clear. like 5 times clearer then these photo's.











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Here they Are

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Took some pics with our new Flir One, incredible tool for the price!

Basement where I spray foamed, still doesn't look that well insulated, notice the
window with the broken lock


Water heaters, right tank is the dummy tank for the geothermal preheat, those lines are all insulated.


Deep freeze


Master bath


Kitchen


Living room vaulted ceiling

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