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mutzgrila
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i used a moisture meter and identified water in part of the wall.
I try to see this in a thermocamera when I was doing a inside scan.
I know it's needded a difference of Temperature called delta T, so I heated all the wall. But it doesn´t work.

Do I need to heat al the house´s interior or just the wall?
Wich equipment could do that?
Cameron Anderson
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There's a lot of missing information in your description.

What were the interior and exterior temperatures?
What were the moisture readings of the spot where you found moisture compared to similar materials next to or nearby that area?
What was the construction of the wall in the area where you found moisture?
What was your method for heating all of the wall?
What was the suspected cause or source of the moisture?
Do you have photos of the area or thermal images which you took of the area?

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gfricke
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So if you've used a moisture meter and identified moisture, why do you need a thermal image? Its usually the reverse, thermal image, then moisture meter reading to backup the thermal anomaly. Nothing else needed in my opinion, but thats just me.

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William Chandler
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gfricke wrote:So if you've used a moisture meter and identified moisture, why do you need a thermal image? Its usually the reverse, thermal image, then moisture meter reading to backup the thermal anomaly. Nothing else needed in my opinion, but thats just me.


Duh, the absolute identification of the percentage of moisture provided by the $100 meter does not provide a pretty picture of a temperature differential given by a $4000 camera. In other words, would Playboy sell without pictures?

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gfricke
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I read it for the articles...

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