I have to purchase a zircon scanner. However, the recommended model (MT-6) is a bit expensive. Zircon sells a significantly less expensive model (M-40) which I would prefer to go with but I don’t want to buy something that would not be accepted with my reports.
Because I have no intention of helping my competition
Just joking. I am only curious.
There is nothing that states as of now what you must use. Who knows what the morons who write the next form will put on it. It may be the only one that detects up to 6" and you need that for the walls.
Good luck feel free to contact me with any questions you may have by phone or regular email.
You should be able to pay for it in one inspection and well worth the 99.00. LOWES has them at that price.
No experience with the cheaper version. But the MT6 is looks easier to use in a tight, hot attic space. More importantly, these inspections must be accurate, defendable, and duplicated by someone coming behind you. YOU WILL BE REINSPECTED! Not a type of inspection service that you want to use a tool that may not be reliable or produce suspect results.
Someone finally admitted to calling me to talk or for advice
I do really get a lot of phone calls and am always willing to help weather someone is my competition or not.
Here is another tip on the house. I ordered a coolmax fitted ball cap and have an energizer aim-able light that clips onto the bill of the cap. It works great for when heading into the unknown while my mag-light stays on my waist until I get into the attic. The ball cap also really helps with bumping nails and such. Before the cap I may get a small scratch or bump now hardly ever at all. Be careful and stay hydrated it is DEADLY hot up there this time of year and heat stroke is a real possibility. I am glad I helped you then and good luck in the future.
I’ve got both. The MT40 does not work for what you will need it for. Tried to buy it first to use and in newer homes it will find the nails in the trusses but in really really old pine wood, it won’t even beep at all. Just too dense. The MT40 is really only supposed to be used to find wires behind drywall or the metal nail or screwheads in drywall and maybe 1/2" sheathing. You’ll need the MT6 unfortunately.
If you are going to add wind mits, why would you complain about spending $100 to $150 for a piece of equipment that will pay for itself within 2 jobs if you’re pricing them correctly? Sometimes you have to spend money to make money!
I have the bosch as well and find it to be very convenient with the hole in the middle for marking the truss. I also have the MT6 but consider it to be very bulky. I used them side by side for some time in comparison and their performance is very compatible.
also the bosch comes with a nice case that is easily attached to your belt and has enough room for markers and rulers.