Messing with thermal camera

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Post By: Qtown1835 » Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 8:06 pm

I was messing around in the basement checking out my 3rd zone. Here are a few pics.
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Electric dryer eating some kW
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And the basement door doing what it does best, eat BTUs...
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Post By: Lightning » Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 8:37 pm

The temps displayed on the picture, is that highest and lowest of readings in the frame?

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Post By: Qtown1835 » Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 8:40 pm

Lightning wrote:
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The temps displayed on the picture, is that highest and lowest of readings in the frame?
Yes. The marker also has a reading in the lower left.

Some of the surfaces with high reflectivity will not display temp correctly unless I adjust the camera settings.

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Post By: Lightning » Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 8:43 pm

Qtown1835 wrote:
Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 8:40 pm
Yes. The marker also has a reading in the lower left.

What is the marker? Forgive my elementary questions, I'm new to this thermal picture thing.

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Post By: Qtown1835 » Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 9:21 pm

Lightning wrote:
Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 8:43 pm
What is the marker? Forgive my elementary questions, I'm new to this thermal picture thing.

It's the little crosshair thing, it's a spot meter
The orange triangle is the high temp in the frame

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Post By: Lightning » Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 9:31 pm

Oh that's neat! Can you give some details about the thermal camera? Brand, temp range, price ECT...

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Post By: freetown fred » Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 9:37 pm

PLUS!!!!!!!!! where he can get one!!! :)
Lightning wrote:
Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Oh that's neat! Can you give some details about the thermal camera? Brand, temp range, price ECT...

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Post By: Qtown1835 » Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 9:45 pm

Lightning wrote:
Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Oh that's neat! Can you give some details about the thermal camera? Brand, temp range, price ECT...
It's a FLIR One for Android. It mounts to the USB and runs off an app. I use a 3rd party app that has some extra color pallets that the stock app does not have. It was $200. I don't remember the exact specs but I think the range is -10f to +250f. It's quite fun to mess around with.


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Post By: Lightning » Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 9:48 pm

Very good, thank you. Yeah that's really neat :geek:

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Post By: Qtown1835 » Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 9:49 pm

More random pics.
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Basement walls last year before insulation.
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Post By: Lightning » Mon. Dec. 18, 2017 10:27 pm

How about basement walls after insulation?

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Post By: Qtown1835 » Tue. Dec. 19, 2017 7:59 am

The left corner to halfway between the second and 3rd window is not insulated. The coal bin is on the far left and includes that window. The temps may be a little misleading. I took the original pic when I was just running the MK iii in the basement so ambient temperature was probably close to 80*, now with the boiler its steady at 70-72*

The middle basment window is where the rad sits that's in the pics above.
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Post By: hotblast1357 » Tue. Dec. 19, 2017 9:21 am

People are crazy to not insulate the exterior of there basements. I just built mine this summer, I did r-10 2” board all the way around the concrete pour walls down to footer depth.

The front where the two French doors are is 2x8” stick built with 8” insulation.
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Post By: freetown fred » Tue. Dec. 19, 2017 9:26 am

Nice HB, I'm bettin that's not goin anywhere anytime soon! :)

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Post By: hotblast1357 » Tue. Dec. 19, 2017 9:28 am

Nope! I should prob do a thread about the whole setup, I added some of it to my boiler build but not everything.


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