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Old 1/22/13, 3:24 AM
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So as there is a discussion regarding a new WA State law regarding energy audits that is being discussed, the subject of IR cameras came up. This was the response from a home inspector that purchased a BCAM SD and has taken no training, received no certifications and doesn't charge extra for using the camera. I guess the $5k he spent for a "tool" was just write off.

Ive been using a flir camera for 6 years now,.. no special certification is needed,... point it at the interior walls / ceilings find cold spots, confirm the spot is wet with a moisture meter and move on. The B.S. that you need to spend thousands of dollars to be "certified" to use a tool is crap. Blue is cold, red is hot. I learned that in first grade. Whats so difficult in deciphering hot and cold images on a camera? Yes,.. you have to confirm things and in that a little common sense is all you need.




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Old 1/22/13, 8:10 AM
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well I had to throw money at like 5 different companies to get a license to operate EPERMS for radon... device testing, calibration, membership of this and that, license fees.... I open a canister, I close a canister. couldnt be easier.
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Old 1/22/13, 4:37 PM
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So as there is a discussion regarding a new WA State law regarding energy audits that is being discussed, the subject of IR cameras came up. This was the response from a home inspector that purchased a BCAM SD and has taken no training, received no certifications and doesn't charge extra for using the camera. I guess the $5k he spent for a "tool" was just write off.

Ive been using a flir camera for 6 years now,.. no special certification is needed,... point it at the interior walls / ceilings find cold spots, confirm the spot is wet with a moisture meter and move on. The B.S. that you need to spend thousands of dollars to be "certified" to use a tool is crap. Blue is cold, red is hot. I learned that in first grade. Whats so difficult in deciphering hot and cold images on a camera? Yes,.. you have to confirm things and in that a little common sense is all you need.
It's ashamed he didn't make it to second grade!
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