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Old 8/4/18, 8:57 AM
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Around here in the afternoon our tap water is hot enough to brew tea, especially if the home has been re-plumbed (pipes in the attic).

I don't find many domestic water lines in a attic here only if there has been a leak beneath the slab foundation then they are routed to the attic but the home I imaged the lines were all beneath the slab and it surprised me that the water temp was that high as that area of Okla where the home was located has only had two days of temps above 100 degrees F



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Old 8/4/18, 10:26 AM
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Bradley Toye, thanks for your input.

I make mistakes. As I bet you do.

Thanks for trying William Ogletree. I guess its just another thread to avoid.
Robert,

I appreciate any participation at this thread, as long as it remains constructive. As we are told in Proverbs "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another".

Honestly, if you are going to let a sharp-tongued curmudgeon put you off a thread, you'll soon find yourself unable to read anything at this forum!

I look forward to your continued participation, and will simply ignore such comments as were offered regarding your post.




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Old 8/4/18, 10:31 AM
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Here's a pic of the little girl who was with the family that was in attendance for the entire inspection yesterday. I really hate it when folks do that.

Anyway, the family got a kick out of it and I sent the photo to her mother, who said she was going to post it on Facebook. I encouraged her to let people know where it came from . Maybe it will be a conversation piece that leads to referral work. Maybe I might do this sort of thing more often.

Gimmick, I know, but if it works, what the hey!
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Old 8/5/18, 7:06 AM
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William Ogletree, you are a kind and measured professional.

Members, please excuse inexperience and enthusiasm. We all started somewhere.

Exterior = 59% RH @ 81° F
Interior = 45% RH @ 75° F

Cladding. Outer wall Vinyl Siding. Inner wall. Tentest overlay. Insulated 2" X 4" Stud bays.

2 images. Same interior location. Main level. Rear/West wall.
1: >90% visual / IR blended.
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2: ><55% visual / IR blended.
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Infrared Thermal Equipment . Ti300 60hz camera.
Emissivity table: (95)
Pallet Color: Iron Bow. Normal contrast.
Background temp set at 73 ° F
Level/Span, Auto.
IR Window: 100%

Observation: A semi continuous width, approximately ><18" wide, of deep blue bordered by an aqua blue hue.
Location: Second level outermost floor joists. Main level. West wall.

Conclusion. Energy loss. Insufficient thermal barrier for the flex duct.

Hypothesis: Flex duct was not evenly insulated. The HVAC installer used loose cellulose fill to surround the flex ductwork between floor joists and wall chases.

Conclusion: A denser type insulation would decrease energy loss at this location.



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Old 8/5/18, 7:40 AM
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There are some truly great thermographers in InterNACHI. We all realize Jim Seffrin the best. Jim has been an Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® since 1984. Jim is a co-founder of Jersey Infrared Consultants and a practicing thermographer with over 30 years experience as an infrared consultant.

Wouldn't it be advantageous for experienced thermal imaging members, Leveled thermographers, to add reference to/for this discussion as they see fit?

I joined other InterNACHI members by purchasing Infraspection Institute educational course, just one of the many courses they offer, called'"Infrared Inspections for Home and Building Inspectors' / Distance Learning Reference Manual.' A wonder volume covering.
Infrared Theory.
Electrical Inspections.
Thermal Imaging equipment.
Building Sciences.
Insulated Roofs.
Marketing and Management.
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Would it not be advantageous to use this educational material for Found with thermal reference?
From my beliefs, As we are told in Proverbs, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another" Food for thought.



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Old 8/5/18, 12:24 PM
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Here's a pic of the little girl who was with the family that was in attendance for the entire inspection yesterday. I really hate it when folks do that.

Anyway, the family got a kick out of it and I sent the photo to her mother, who said she was going to post it on Facebook. I encouraged her to let people know where it came from . Maybe it will be a conversation piece that leads to referral work. Maybe I might do this sort of thing more often.

Gimmick, I know, but if it works, what the hey!
She's a drooler



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Old 8/5/18, 3:41 PM
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She's a drooler
LOL!

You're right, Chuck, and you can be damned sure that went in the report!




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Old 8/6/18, 7:55 AM
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Lol. Ha ha ha.
Air condition space. Drool cooled on her t-shirt. Same temp as the walls.


I don't mind toddlers hanging around. They typically keep parents occupied after awhile.



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Old 8/26/18, 7:42 PM
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Here's an old one. Emmett was accused of sleeping on the sofa while we were out. He was acquitted of any wrongdoing following an infrared investigation.




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Old 8/27/18, 8:33 PM
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LOL!

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Old 8/27/18, 8:35 PM
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Here's an old one. Emmett was accused of sleeping on the sofa while we were out. He was acquitted of any wrongdoing following an infrared investigation.

LOL




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Old 8/27/18, 9:00 PM
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Todays helper was Rascal a puppy that was terribly deprived (NOT!) He did get busted for piddling in office/TV room.
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Old 8/31/18, 6:51 PM
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The electrical images could obviously been seen without IR but it sure makes good marketing and I will most likely get two more inspections because of it.


The basement was a finished basement with mostly carpet the walls had no indication of moisture intrusion. This was a 100 year old home with 18 inch exterior walls with hard coat stucco exterior finish. I don't inspect many basements in my area but I always use the IR camera on a walk around the exterior walls. The carpet had no stains indicating moisture. Thank goodness for IR or I could have missed this one.
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Old 8/31/18, 10:43 PM
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Good stuff, Charley.

I did an inspection where a very small carpet stain at the base of a toilet tipped me off to a big leak problem. High moisture levels continued well into the adjacent bedroom. IR didn't show anything except the spot where my knee had compressed the carpet and drawn some of the moisture to the top. Sneaky stuff, that moisture!




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