Thermal Imaging Camera

Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:44 am

This past weekend I borrowed the FLIR E65 Thermal Camera from work. After I finally worked out the one remaining kink in my system (Taco zone valve), I had some fun looking around the house.

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This chimney has my fireplace flue on the left and the boiler flue on the right.
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Basement door. I discovered that the supply pipe for the baseboard goes down the wall and then UNDER the door in the slab.
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Backside of stoker unit.
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My house from across the street.
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The 2nd vertical pipe from the left is the return to the boiler.
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My dog, Bishop. Photo needs no explaining.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:40 am

Great job Marcus! That last pic made me spit up my coffee a little! :lol:
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Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: cabinover On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:47 am

Would love to have one of them for a couple of hours to see where I'm losing heat from my house. It'd make it very easy to shoot walls from the inside to find cracks and cold spots.

Then again it would also tell me how much heat I'm losing into the ground although the lack of snow on a 4' wide section of lawn does the same thing. Really debating about digging for worms pretty quick. :mad:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
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Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.


Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:58 am

cabinover wrote:Would love to have one of them for a couple of hours to see where I'm losing heat from my house. It'd make it very easy to shoot walls from the inside to find cracks and cold spots.

Then again it would also tell me how much heat I'm losing into the ground although the lack of snow on a 4' wide section of lawn does the same thing. Really debating about digging for worms pretty quick. :mad:



Do they taste good after they defrost like that????? :o
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
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Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: cabinover On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:14 am

Don't know for sure but it's getting close to Trout season isn't it?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:32 am

I think I just found my new avatar pic
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Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:34 am

That doggie dump looks very warm indeed! :lol:

I can only imagine what my house would look like on that thing. I'd imagine it would be white everywhere in the roof area ...
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Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:36 am

I hope it is... the cold season is good but time for a change...


whats the cost of a camera like that?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
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Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:58 am

sterling40man wrote:Great job Marcus! That last pic made me spit up my coffee a little! :lol:



Yup, burst out laughing here. We use the hand held cameras at work. Great for foot chases in the woods. Almost like cheating.. :twisted: :rofl:
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Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:28 pm

av8r wrote:I think I just found my new avatar pic


Well, sticking with Richards beliefs, you have my permission to use it. :lol:

Poconoeagle wrote:whats the cost of a camera like that?


We've had this one here for a few years, but back when it was new, I believe it ran around $15,000. That included the programs and training needed to run it in manual mode. The coworker here who is in charge of it set it up on auto mode for me to mess around with.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:44 pm

Thats pretty cool. I could only imagine some of the things one can look at with that 8-)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:50 pm

Poconoeagle wrote: whats the cost of a camera like that?

There are several brands. The brand most common in the construction trades is Fluke. An overview of the most common models is here:

http://us.fluke.com/usen/products/CategoryTI

The model for building imaging is here:

http://us.fluke.com/usen/Products/Fluke+TiR32.htm

Base model costs $8995

While I was still working we were designing high resolution infrared cameras for spacecraft. During prototype testing one of my technicians caused a major crisis when he pointed it at a particularly attractive female secretary and then invited her to view the image. Even after writing a letter of apology he got at day off without pay. The image left nothing to the imagination.
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Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:57 pm

:D 8-)

i bet....

when checking the blanket for efficiency....."see honey, your loosing heat right here....." 8-)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Thermal Imaging Camera

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:46 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:when checking the blanket for efficiency....."see honey, your loosing heat right here....." 8-)


:woot: :rofl: :rofl: :lol:
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