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Old 01-26-2020, 06:07 PM   #1
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Who's using them, which models and with what results ?


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Old 01-26-2020, 09:27 PM   #2
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I have the FLIR that goes on my phone. Works for finding some water leaks and missing insulation

First picture is water damage behind stucco. Second one is a water leak in drywall.

Mine is the older model. Apparently the new one has clearer images


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Older Ti32 - great results. With that make sure you get some training on properly interpreting what you see & knowing it's limitations - beats being the one that says hey there is no insulation in there & finding out just how wrong you are because you forgot where the sun is at the moment. Even for flat roof leaks you still have to either do moisture or core samples in "bad" areas.

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I see these things for sale all the time
Guys who thought they were going to get rich as a home inspector.
When I say used I mean hardly, lighty or barely at all.
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I don't see them used at all. eBay has a good selection but I'm not sure which models are right for me.

Tempted to just get the FLIR C3


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I don't see them used at all. eBay has a good selection but I'm not sure which models are right for me.

Tempted to just get the FLIR C3


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those caterpillar phones have flir. Havnt looked at them in a while

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I have the Flir C2 and it works great for me.

I just recently saw a guy using the newer version with his phone and it seemed to work pretty well and is probably quite a bit less expensive.

They work very well for finding radiant tubing in floors if you need to demo an area or attach something to the floor.

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Anything that works on an iPhone?
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yup same make I think.

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Thatís the one I have. Plugs into the bottom




Thermal Camera for Smart Phones - Android (USB-C) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0728C7KNC/..._bP4mEbSX5JEBD
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I'm interested in the flir E8 at this point , used of course


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