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Old 04-19-2015, 03:23 PM   #1
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Handy Gadget: Non-Contact Laser Temperature Gun

While a laser temperature gun may run over $20 at hardware stores, they're closer to $10 on Amazon.

I love mine...I use it to check the level of propane in my tanks. (You just start near the top and slowly go down while watching the temperature...as soon as the temp drops a few degrees, that's the level.) Tip: Let the tank go empty and, with a permanent marker, mark the spot near the bottom with a line and an E. Then, go get it filled and mark the FULL line near the top. No more guessing on how full a propane tank is. (You could, also, pour warm water on the tank before doing this to get a more definitive temp change.)

You can, also, use the gun to search around windows and doors to find any spots that aren't sealed and can also use it to check the temperature of air coming out of registers. (Just about anything, actually, as long as you can get within about a foot of it.)

This summer, I will also use it to check the temperature of my tires and brakes while driving. (Brakes can get very hot coming down our mountain passes here.)
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:46 PM   #2
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While a laser temperature gun may run over $20 at hardware stores, they're closer to $10 on Amazon.

I love mine...I use it to check the level of propane in my tanks. (You just start near the top and slowly go down while watching the temperature...as soon as the temp drops a few degrees, that's the level.) Tip: Let the tank go empty and, with a permanent marker, mark the spot near the bottom with a line and an E. Then, go get it filled and mark the FULL line near the top. No more guessing on how full a propane tank is. (You could, also, pour warm water on the tank before doing this to get a more definitive temp change.)

You can, also, use the gun to search around windows and doors to find any spots that aren't sealed and can also use it to check the temperature of air coming out of registers. (Just about anything, actually, as long as you can get within about a foot of it.)

This summer, I will also use it to check the temperature of my tires and brakes while driving. (Brakes can get very hot coming down our mountain passes here.)

Yes there great but for 10 bucks I can't imagine it's too accurate or will hold up to well. I use mine all the time for various things.
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