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Thread: Heat Exchanger Inspection Mirror
04-03-2009, 09:13 PM #1
Heat Exchanger Inspection Mirror
I went to a heat exchanger expert seminar last year and saw how useful a 1" thick, 2' long mirror is when inspecting heat exchangers so I grabbed one. Ofcourse the thing got shattered in the back of my truck today after hitting a bumb so I decided to look for a new one online. I cant find one anywhere...anybody have an idea as to where to buy them? I could just go buy a mirror and cut it up but im sure ill end up breaking it or doing something wrong and wasting my time.
The 1" thick 2' long mirror is not a telescoping mirror if thats what your thinking...its a solid 2' long piece of mirror with some tape around one end to use as a handle.HVAC PRO IN THE MAKING
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04-03-2009, 09:20 PM #2
The mirrors need to be ordered from the company that hosted the class....
To honest....those mirrors are the reason I invested in a camera.....I need a new signature.....
04-03-2009, 09:42 PM #3Professional Member
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Go to any glass shop. They can cut tempered glass mirror in any size. You can get about 1/2 dozen cut for what you would pay for 1 if ordered online. I had a dozen cut about 4 years ago, and I sold a few on e-bay to make the 6 that I have left free.
04-03-2009, 10:06 PM #4
02-05-2012, 10:42 PM #5Professional Member*
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02-05-2012, 11:32 PM #6
Those are the people you are looking for, you can call them and they will sell you one.
hvacmike, the mirror is designed to fit into each section of a clam shell heat exchanger, with this mirror you can inspect about 90% of the HX and 100% of the critical areas with hardly bending over. They are real nice to have.
02-06-2012, 06:34 AM #7Professional Member*
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why not use the polished stainless steel, they don't break.
3 shapes/sizes: 3" round. 2"x4" flat, 1"x4" flat, they all telescopeIt`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.
02-06-2012, 06:00 PM #8
I made something like that from an old mirror that is 1/4" thick.
I epoxied it to a 3/8" board to keep it in one piece. Has no sharp edges.
It is 1-3/8" wide and 25" long.
I used it once or twice then forgot about it. I found it in the shop.
Is this what your asking about?
02-06-2012, 07:46 PM #9
Great idea. I have broken more telescoping mirrors than I care to think about....Never give up; Never surrender!
02-06-2012, 08:55 PM #10
as was said, go to your local glass shop and have them make whatever size you want.
then make a "case" for it out of pvc and foam inside to cushion/protect it.If Guns Kill People, Do Pencils Misspell Words?