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CallMeVilla 04-21-2014 11:27 AM

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Well, we all have ways of looking at problems. I would rent a thermal imaging camera and check the walls for cold and hot spots. You can "see" through the walls and detect the lack of insulation, particularly in corners and ceiling junctions. Compare the readings against the upstairs walls to see if there is a big difference.

You will quickly determine exactly where your biggest problems are ... then map a strategy for fixing it.

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCT416S1-12-Volt-Imaging-Thermometer/dp/B0088EZZ78/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_2_0/183-9431797-2223544


CallMeVilla 04-21-2014 02:40 PM

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Simple enough for us ... but In2Deep seems to be new to this and punching holes can be daunting. I think a thermal scan is easier, faster, less intrusive, AND it can reveal a lot more information than a hole or two.


CallMeVilla 04-21-2014 08:11 PM

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This is STRICTLY in the interests of demonstrating the ability of the infrared camera to distinguish shades of temperature accuracy ... if you choose to see it as anything else, it will be between you and your spouse.


nealtw 05-16-2014 04:30 PM

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I suppose you could, but it depends on what you have out there. you will want a flashing that goes behind the siding and house wrap above it and cover it so it looks nice.
Something like this just higher.



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