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Removing a Bit of Air from a Third Floor Hot Water Radiator: Infrared Video

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Gordo
Gordo Member Posts: 857
Most of the time, when I set these infrared videos up, something happens and the "take" is blown: The camera dies. The customer holds their thumb in front of the camera. The pressure dies before the air is fully removed. The barking dogs/children move into the scene, etc etc etc. You only get one chance to capture the moment, or its gone.

You be the judge, of course, but I think I got a good one this time....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8Es4Dji3WY
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  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    edited October 2019
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    Spenders.

    I didnt realize it was a video! Nice!
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    Gordo
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 2,083
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    Excellent @Gordo Nice vid. Thanks for sharing.
    Gordo
  • Shane_2
    Shane_2 Member Posts: 192
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    Great video, thank you for sharing
    Gordo
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 857
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    Solid_Fuel_Man: Thank you for your comment!

    I can see why one might miss that the posting above is in fact a video and not just a badly composed, oddly colored still photo not worth more than a passing glance.

    Otherwise, it is just a "vox clamantis in deserto."
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  • tp tunstall
    tp tunstall Member Posts: 63
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    Really neat gordo, thanks for sharing
    All the best , t.p. Tunstall
    Gordo
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,476
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    You put that camera to good use, thanks for sharing🔧📸
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
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    Gordo
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 5,795
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    Really great! You could use a tripod and let the customer off the hook :)

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  • tomhaeussler
    tomhaeussler Member Posts: 8
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    Really cool to see how the water flows through the rad I wish I would have had a video like this a few years ago when arguing with a salesman about why I should re pipe the rads when doing a steam to hot water conversion in a really old and very nice house to prevent the pipes from freezing in the winter
    Gordo
  • HotanCool
    HotanCool Member Posts: 55
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    Cool video. I mean,Hot video. :)
    Gordo
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 857
    edited October 2019
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    "Really great! You could use a tripod and let the customer off the hook"

    Well, I usually have the customer hold the camera so they can see the immediate results of what I am doing for them, a sales tool, if you will. I exaggerated a bit about thumbs in the way (but not by much)!
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  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 857
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    @tomhaeussler : I know what you mean! This FLIR has been an eyeopening experience.

    I'd had never suspected that flowing water would react that way in a partly filled radiator. Usually, when the pressure drops and air seeps into the radiator on the top floor, AND the supply is at the top, the flow stops and the radiator is cold. Period. Well, now I know its not quite that simple.

    I'm sure eventually if pressure kept dropping, the flow would stop and the radiator would go cold.

    I wonder why the Dead Men did that top supply thing anyway on top-most floors?
    At least if you lose pressure over the season, and you have both hook-ups at the bottom, you won't totally lose flow unless you had a major problem.
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  • woobagooba
    woobagooba Member Posts: 186
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    May I ask which FLIR model you used? I think I need want one :)
    Gordo
  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 857
    edited October 2019
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    @woobagooba: I'm using the FLIR One Pro.
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