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LASER THERMOMETER

Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:07 pm

I know this has been discussed but I'm having trouble finding the threads.

I'm looking at some I-R or laser thermometers priced from $28-120$ on the web.

Smaller and less expensive the better.

Any suggestions or opininons. :thinking:
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Postby Geron » Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:41 pm

Hi Kurt,

I got this one:

http://tinyurl.com/2x7f3u

Haven't compared it to other resistance type digitals I have so I can't swear by its accuracy. Price was close to right.

Geron

Edited:
Curiosity got the better of me. I took some "shots" at some known temps.

Pot of boiling water for coffee with analog therm. +- 4-5 degrees

Digital resistance therm with probe in cup of hot water -- dead on within +- tenths

Thermocouple on digital readout in Coffee Roaster -- again dead on

Seems accurate.

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Postby 48Rob » Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:54 pm

Hi Kurt,

I got a Raytek at Napa Auto Parts last year and am happy with it.
It was around $50-$60 and was neither top of the line, or bottom, though closer to bottom than top...
Extreme accuracy isn't needed by most of us for general temperature tests... most times, the "precise" temperature isn't as important as knowing if something is hotter than it should be...

As you've found, the "cheap" ones can be had for $20.00 plus shipping.

Mine works well for checking wheel bearings, engine temps, and just about anything else you can think of! :thumbsup:


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Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:01 pm

http://www.contractorstools.com/metris_tn002pc.php
This one might be all I need. I just want to check temps on the cast iron stuff.

Anyone have one. Pros/Cons.
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Postby asianflava » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:25 am

I have a cheapy Harbor Freight one. Comes in handy to measure the temps on the Dutch Ovens and to shoot the trailer hubs at rest stops.
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Postby ARKPAT » Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:55 am

That is a good Idea about the hubs and Dutch over temps. :thumbsup:


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Postby Ma3tt » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:05 am

I thought thats all they were for? I use it to find out if the kids have a fever,and check if the ice cream is still cold. Oh yeah one time I tried to check the temperature of the sun, it was not consistent with the reading what else could I use it for.....? :lol:
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Postby doug hodder » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:00 am

I got a Ray Tek about 5 years ago when I was inspecting homes for resale. Cheaper models available now. I use it on a lot of things. Waffle iron temps, DO temps, stove temps in the tear for clearances, hub temps, insulation leaks in the house, HVAC, blocked radiators in the Rambler, conversation piece at a gathering, not to mention beer temps...invaluable!!! :lol: :lol: Doug
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Postby asianflava » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:50 am

doug hodder wrote:conversation piece at a gathering


You think a laser temp probe is a conversation piece, imagine what a decibel meter can get ya.
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Postby doug hodder » Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:55 am

Rocky, I happen to know that a decibel meter can get you the controlling position for the winner in a limerick contest. Thanks for having it!!! The IRG has it all!!! Doug
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Postby Ma3tt » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:59 am

WOW what a hoot, I cant wait to tell the wife! Honey there's gonna be thermometers and sound measuring thingys at the gathering!
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Postby SteveH » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:01 am

I use these with my R/C helicopters...cheap and seem to work jsut fine:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... XEMG5&P=ML
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Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:15 am

Thanks for the input. It looks like I can get one to do the job for under $30.

I'll try it out as soon as it arrives. :thumbsup:
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Postby Kurt (Indiana) » Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:15 am

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Here is the one I ordered. Should be handy with the pocket clip.
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Postby Eunice » Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:20 am

where did you order it from? I like the size.
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