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  1. #1
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    does anyone have any info or articles about laser themometers ? I need an article that is official an explains that they measure surface temp.. thank you..

  2. #2
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    Lightbulb Terra

    terrauniversal.com

    infrared/thermometer
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  3. #3
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    After reading it, write one on how they should be used for chalk blocks for your van when parked on a grade.

  4. #4
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    LOL....they do make for good chocks. I have seen many and owned a few and don't really like them. For me tenths of a degree are important in refrigeration and those infrared deals are not good enough. I prefer thermocouple probe or probe thermometers.

  5. #5
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    I have one from Snap On that works great. I use it for supply air temps off grills, ceiling diffusers, sometimes compressor heads and breakers in panels. My van gets regular service so I have never had to use it as a chalk block but would think it too small for that application.

  6. #6
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    I have one I use for cooking works great!! lot better than the old finger test for water or grease, Man can I cook some great fried chicken now I used to always have the grease to hot.
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  7. #7
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    Works great on slab leaks. Dont care for it on air temps, to broad a spectrum.

  8. #8
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    I have a Fluke. Great for finding overheating controls, breakers, disconnects.

    I carry a black permament marker so I can mark a target area for items that have a low emistivity, such as flues, copper refer lines etc.

    Know and understand your distant to spot ratio, this is where the complaints come from when accuracy is an issue/concern. It's a great tool.

    Steve

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