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  1. Mattja
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    Not something I really need so don't want to spend a lot, but toying with the idea of getting a cheap one to see if it comes in useful, say locating underfloor heating elements or bad connections, and perhaps a look at the house from outside see where the insulation may be lacking (have my suspicions, one corner always seems a bit cold). If it turns out to be a great tool to have maybe I'll get a fancier one in a few years.

    That said I don't want to buy something that's a piece of worthless rubbish, so any recommendations on a budget of a couple hundred?
     
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  5. Strima
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    The cheaper you go the poorer the resolution. As for underfloor heating, I would hazard a guess it would take a very good thermal camera to accurately locate the heating elements.
     
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    rolyberkin Electrician's Arms

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    I have a flir pro os and it is excellent but not cheap, my mate has the Cat Phone flir and you can tell the difference in resolution.
     
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    solarsavings Electrician's Arms

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    I have the Testo 868 and it earns it's keep.
     
  8. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Have a Laser thermometer for sale, contact camerabloke if interested
     
  9. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    I must get one of them .

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  10. rapparee
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    rapparee Electrician's Arms

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    I have a fluke tis 65

    I love it, it has an overlay of the thermal imaging on top of the normal vision.

    But it cost more than a few hundred
     
  11. stevethesparks
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    A Fluke VT04 isn't a proper thermal imaging camera as such, but if on a tight budget, is still a pretty useful instrument. Cost approx £450
     
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  13. Mattja
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    Mattja Regular EF Member

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    Thanks for the replies, think I'm going to get myself the Fluke VT04, looks close enough to a true thermal imaging camera for my needs. Cheers!
     
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  15. DAvid Prosser
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    DAvid Prosser Electrician's Arms

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    If you put up your location there may be members with thermal imaging cameras nearby that could let you have look/try.
     
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