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Old 12-23-2016, 01:31 AM   #1
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Whats an appropriate infrared temp gun, for checking concrete temp for sealing?


Have a few concrete sealing jobs lined up, and possibly a few more. Cold temps now, so want to make sure the concrete is at the appropriate temperature, by using an infrared temperature gun. Does this require anything fancy, or would a middle of the road gun be sufficient? For instance, something like this highly reviewed one:



https://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-Lase...emperature+gun

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Old 12-23-2016, 02:11 AM   #2
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I bought an infrared gun to check temps in kitchen hoods. I used it and then found it was only good for 3 foot distance, maximum.

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While in most cases any type of infrared gun would be adequate, they are somewhat dependent on the emissivity of the service they are measuring. To get the most accurate results of service you are measuring needs to be calibrated to the gun you're using. A white concrete surface may lead to inaccurate results because a matte black surface has an emissivity of 1 and that of concrete is approximately 0.63.
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depends on your ' where ',,, we use 'em here in atl/hilton head,,, generally depend on o'nite temps more than anything else,,, i want 50f o'nite for a couple days,,, btw, we only use solvent-bas'd sealers - ' CSS ' is the main product

at least they're cheap - http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...67706&_sacat=0
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