Infrared pics following "Found some horrible plumbing, comments welcome" thread

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by BikerChris, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    Hey again all

    I meant to upload these earlier but had problems doing it.

    a mate lent me his infrared camera and I was able to take pics of the flooring, even when the boards and carpet are in place it lets you see where hot pipes are. pretty useless when trying to find cold ones of course!

    The first one shows when I ran the hot water.

    the second one shows the odd amount of heat i am getting from next door (terrace), this was taken about 6 hours after all hot water and heating was off.

    the last one just shows the rad pipes doing there thing

    the last one shows up the joists in the ceiling of the first floor, i think it would only work here as its colder in the loft.
     

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  2. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    This one is a bit pointless but its my bike after a run and then a toilet (yeah finding it difficult to find useful things for it by this time)
     

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  3. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    What about the CU?
     
  4. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    What, consumer unit you mean ?
     
  5. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    Yeah, just out of interest - always wondered what they looked like under infra red.
     
  6. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    No worries, hang on ;)
     
  7. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    Pic before and after turning electric cooker and kettle on
     

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  8. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    Pic without infrared
     

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  9. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    Here is a double socket with one of those cube adaptors. Then front facing is a 2kw fan heater turned on - you can actually see the outline of the hot fuse. Above it is power for a Wi-Fi router
     

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  10. Jimbo

    Jimbo Well-Known Member

    Get outside and photograph your house with it to find where you’re leaking most energy from.
     
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  11. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    Great thinking mate, will do
     
  12. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    Hello again jimbo, i took a few photos and it don't look too bad other than the eaves of a flat roof...it does look bodge so i am not surprise :(

    Interesting how you can see the flue going up the wall - it is a open fire place, need one of those sheep things for when not in use.
     

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  13. Jimbo

    Jimbo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting, this has only made me want to hire one more as this is quite revealing imo.
     
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  14. kiaora

    kiaora Well-Known Member

    Hi
    That’s a great bit of kit, what model is it ?

    thanks for any input,
    Regards
    Peter
     
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  15. Chuck eastwood

    Chuck eastwood New Member

    This is a great idea for anyone that can get there hands on cam of good quality. I wanted to get a survey of my house done about 6 months ago but the cheapest IR survey was almost €400. I just wanted to find heatleaks on the outside and cold spots on the inside.
     
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  16. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    Glad I can help...umm spend your money lol. If there are any other things to take pics of let me know
     
  17. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    It's a FLIR phone plug in type. I found it on the website

    https://www.flir.co.uk/products/flir-one-pro/

    Hope that helps Peter
     
  18. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    Wow that is a lot of money for a IR survey, not that i know the normal cost. if you were local i would come round and take pics of whatever you wan, not in kent are you?
     
  19. Hans_25

    Hans_25 Well-Known Member

    What about a photo of your trousers while you're watching Love Island :D
     
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  20. BikerChris

    BikerChris Active Member

    I did that, looks strange ;)
     

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