I have been off of this board for the last 17 months was sick of the BS artists and the used car salesmen I am refreshed now and ready to take on all comers:D Don’t take me wrong this board is a very good learning tool if one can sort through the BS.
I have been busy building my IR business residential and commercial and they are both on the upswing even in this down turned economy. My income for the first 6 months of this year has exceeded what I normal do in 1 year and I have my IR work to thank for that. I specialize in two components for residential IR that has increased the amount of inspections that I perform drastically. I scan all electrical panels and all tile type shower stalls including the images within the report. I have documented mass amounts of leaking shower pans and elevated temps on the circuits for electrical cook stoves.
The reason I bring up electrical scans as indicated in the images that I posted. Proper training is of the utmost importance and I stress the word proper.
The two images posted are of the same panel taken within 30 seconds of each other with the same amount of amperage applied. The two temps are actually on a bright AL neutral lug one taken directly in front of the panel with reflective temps showing the second image is take 1/2 step to the side to get rid of the reflection noticing 9 degrees difference. I don’t mean to imply I was looking for excessive temps on the neutral lug that was just where the reflection appeared. I had a solid wall behind me no reflections from the wall all of the reflected heat was emitted from within the panel its self.
The point of this post is to stress proper IR training and it will allow one to build a reputation and make some money while doing it. I am in my 4th year with IR and it is finally growing but I am also in a very Rural area with all of my Commercial request coming from the internet. Thank you DOM. My web sites cover all of OK, N Texas, Western Ark, Missouri and Kansas and with the 3 words Thermal infrared imaging you will most usually find me at the top of the first page. Thank You Dom
I am living proof if one wants to build a IR business it can be done but not spending hours on hours talking nonsense or having a verbal war on this board with some Idiot that does not know sickum from come here.