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Seek Thermal!

Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Posts: 1,884Member
Well this is fun!

Just my first 20 min of playing
Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!

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  • icy78icy78 Posts: 315Member
    Wow that is cool. I have a FLIR 1, that plugs into the camera the same way , but I think that SEEK looks like a does a much better job.
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Posts: 1,884Member
    Got this on sale at Amazon for $150. Plugs into the micro USB on my phone. Very pleased for what I paid!
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Posts: 1,884Member
    Both of these are radiant slab with throw rugs in the images. Carpet doesnt seem to have a huge insulating effect as I'd thought.
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • flat_twinflat_twin Posts: 236Member
    Is the color chart on the left side fairly accurate?
  • hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 12,584Member
    When I built these 5- 4X8 test panels with different types of dry radiant I covered 1/2 with carpet the other 1/2 was just bare 3/4" AdvanTech.
    The carpet, no pad, did lower the surface temperature, but it did even out the striping effect, the carpet seemed to wick away the hot spot over the plates and move it across from plate to plate.

    I think wood, really any material over a plate system helps the "spread".

    Pad under the carpet cost you more surface temperature and output.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Posts: 1,884Member
    @flat_twin yes the chart seems to be quite accurate.
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • Solid_Fuel_ManSolid_Fuel_Man Posts: 1,884Member
    More playing
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
  • DZoroDZoro Posts: 1,020Member
    That's pretty impressive, that price is very impressive too!
    D
  • ZmanZman Posts: 5,533Member
    You have found just the tip of the iceburg.
    Hydronic tubes, electric heat mats, stud finder, storm vs san sewer pipes wet drywall, bad insulation, overloaded circuit breakers, bad battery connectors, bad solar panels, which wheel or pump bearing is making all that noise. The list just goes on and on.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
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