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Old 12-06-14, 07:22 PM   #1
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Shop General Tools & Instruments Digital Temperature Meter at Lowes.com

What do you all think? I'm not sure why the link doesn't work. Its a General Tools Digital Temperature Meter Item #: 70739 Model #: IRT207
$19.98

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Old 12-07-14, 12:32 AM   #2
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Seems like a good product. Good rating. Not as high as I would like but 600f is plenty for most stuff.
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Old 12-07-14, 03:02 AM   #3
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http://http://www.lowes.com/ProductD...ductId=3136869 What do you all think? I'm not sure why the link doesn't work. Its a General Tools Digital Temperature Meter Item #: 70739 Model #: IRT207
$19.98

I looked at the product. The specs seem OK for the price.

I have worked with a Sensiron SHT-15 temperature/humidity measurement chip.

I bought a thing called "Mold Alert", which is really accurate, it may have the SHT-15 inside.

I also built an Arduino temp/humidity measurement hack device, which uses the Sensiron SHT-15 and both of the devices pretty much track temp and humidity like they were twins.

If you breathe on one of them, it drifts off, but otherwise, I am amazed.

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I tried this URL, and it's not working for me...

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Try this:
Shop General Tools & Instruments Digital Temperature Meter at Lowes.com

At first glance, this looks very similar to the black & decker one I won from here last year. I love the thing!

Worth every penny for measuring surface temperatures and hunting down thermal leaks and a hundred other tasks. This model has a higher top end than mine, which is good for measuring exhaust temperatures and such.

Not quite the same as a thermal imaging (FLIR) camera, but just as useful in the right hands. Of course, for hundreds more dollars, you get a better picture.

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Old 12-07-14, 11:27 AM   #7
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...At first glance, this looks very similar to the black & decker one I won from here last year. I love the thing!...
I have units similar, and they are very, very useful in understanding the nature of heat.

Only thing better is a thermal imager, I suppose.

But in truth, each device, an accurate stationary thermometer, an IR non-contact thermometer and a thermal imager each has a particular niche that it occupies.

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Old 12-07-14, 11:28 AM   #8
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Try this:
Shop General Tools & Instruments Digital Temperature Meter at Lowes.com

At first glance, this looks very similar to the black & decker one I won from here last year.

Worth every penny for measuring surface temperatures and hunting down thermal leaks and a hundred other tasks.

Not quite the same as a thermal imaging (FLIR) camera, but just as useful in the right hands. Of course, for hundreds more dollars, you get a better picture.
jeff, thanks for the correct link. I tried to fix the one in my post but don't seem to be able to. Thanks for all comments, sorry for the bad link lt190b
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FLIR has its place great for a real outdoors man / military. Not a feasible tool for most homeowners do to its $ costs and limited advantage over a IR thermometer for checking for simple cold spots.



I have a similar model of that IR thermometer that I use fairly often ,and not just for seeking out cold spots from drafts or insulation testing (which it works great for) but also to check for abnormal heat build up in mechanical and electrical devices.

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