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Author Topic: Wondering which infrared temp gun I should get.  (Read 3159 times)
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« on: May 25, 2008, 03:59:43 PM »

what kind of "distant to spot ratio" (!?!) is necccessary?  Also is there a big dif in the entry level ones and the more expensive ones? Are the high end ones neccessary for basic trouble shooting bearings, brakes etc...?  Gracias as always, Patrick.
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 04:20:00 PM »

I got mine several years ago at NAPA, I think about $60. Mine ios a 6:1 ratio (1" spot when 6"from gun, 2"@12". etc.).  If I was doing it agaijn, I would get a 12:1. Jack
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 06:04:28 PM »

i got a few small ones at harbor freight...they were on sale for 2.99, after some testing they are pretty accurate accross the temp spectrum +/- 2 degrees against a real thermometer
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 06:39:32 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 07:24:07 PM »

Hi Zub,

Here is the one that I use,got it from my friend "Buck" about 40 years ago.. Grin

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 07:26:17 PM »

Just Kidding... "I think"

I use a Raytek, been through all the cheapies and accuracy is important.

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 07:33:03 PM »

I bought a Fluke 62 Mini for $100 and love it!
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2008, 05:28:36 AM »

I bought the mini Raytek gun online for $40, yes it is new,not refurb.
Works just fine for what I need it to do. Helps me diagnose and troubleshoot braking system,cooling system,trans temp and wheel issues.
Very satisfied with it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008, 09:19:27 AM »

zubzub, you can buy a Mastercool made by Raytek 12 to 1 for 50 bucks from www.ackits.com  comes with case and a hand held thermometer

If you can make this link work they have a article on what it can used for even checking for alignment problems   

http://www.rvpowersupply.com/tire_saftey.htm


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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 03:19:58 PM »

The "distant to spot ratio" is pretty important. I have two different brands and the distances are quite a bit different.
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2008, 05:33:17 AM »

zubzub, you can buy a Mastercool made by Raytek 12 to 1 for 50 bucks from www.ackits.com  comes with case and a hand held thermometer

If you can make this link work they have a article on what it can used for even checking for alignment problems   

http://http://www.rvpowersupply.comtire_saftey.htm


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Better yet deal.........http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/mas52224-a-sp.html

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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2008, 02:13:29 PM »

Nick.....GREAT looking blaster.  Is it a Draconian Death Ray which works by deathing or is it a Buck Rodgers Photon Discinagrator which works by.....?  Or is it a Klingon disruptor which works by disrupting...?

I bought my lazer thing temp reader at the local auto parts on sale for half price of $50.00 bucks.  Works great with a new 9 volt batt every 3 months or sooss, or longer if you disconnect the battery.

Works best within 6 to 12 inches (hugh?) but also works well at long distance of up to around 6 feet or sooss verified by other lazer thingies.  I like my coffee right at 120 degrees F.  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2008, 07:24:27 PM »

I got mine several years ago at NAPA, I think about $60. Mine ios a 6:1 ratio (1" spot when 6"from gun, 2"@12". etc.).  If I was doing it agaijn, I would get a 12:1. Jack

HB of CJ......Jack Conrad's post (above) explained what 12 to 1 ratio is. Other words, recording spot is 1" dia. at 12" from the spot....6 to 1 is 6" from the spot.
The newer one are 12 to 1 ratio. The farther away the bigger the recording spot. You can move up and down with trigger held on to locate the hottest and coolness spot while reading.

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2008, 08:49:54 PM »

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=96451
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2008, 08:51:18 PM »

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93983

these are the ones I got for 2.99   lucky stop in HF that day
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