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https://www.tmart.com/BENETECH-GM320...19-all-12&ghtt

This is the best price on a tool every Blue Bird Owner should have.
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I don't know, I think they are usually misleading. Good to shoot tires though.
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I don't know, I think they are usually misleading. Good to shoot tires though.
Like any tool, you have to know the limitations of the tool. IR thermometers will not give you an accurate temperature on some materials because those materials reflect infrared, this is why tires give you a more accurate reading, they are good at absorbing infrared. But usually when I use IR I am looking at temperature differences. Lets say you are checking an electric wire, if its hot near the connection and gets cooler as you get away from the connection then its a good chance there is a loose connection.
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It's not just the reflective surface, it's what people interpret from the results. If you shoot it at the thermostat housing on a hot engine it's not at the temperature of the coolant going through the engine, but everyone thinks it is. It is useful, but I think it's a good 5 or six spots behind a multimeter!
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Thank Lucas, I ordered several. You other guys can just use your finger and tongue. I bet there is a christmas card with one of them wearing ski gloves, stuck to an AC coil.
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https://www.omnicontrols.com/product...SABEgI6WvD_BwE
I am sure this will only be on my "Wish List" never to be able to have.
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That is interesting! I have a Radio shack sound meter that will detect sounds in the range of 50 to 126dB, and was going to at some point try to hear air leaks with it. This item you linked says it will detect sounds in the range of 2 to 52 kHz? I guess dB is a volume of sound and kHz is a frequency of sound.

I am guessing my Radio Shack device won't work like the $20,000 one posted, haha...
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My grandson can maybe hear that stuff,but me?
No way!
I'm lucky to hear a train!
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https://www.omnicontrols.com/product...SABEgI6WvD_BwE
I am sure this will only be on my "Wish List" never to be able to have.
I think you must have it and then I must borrow it! I've never seen anything like that, very neat.
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Randy, that is the beauty of this instrument, it gives you an image of where the leak is, not sound. I already have the sound type and it does work, an image would be much easier.
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