Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Etekcity Lasergrip Digital Laser Temperature Gun. This thing is cool it is basically a very accurate digital thermometer you use by just pointing it at a surface and pulling the trigger. It emits a small red lazer dot, you put that dot where you want to know the temperature and just like that you know the temp.
So what can you do with that, oh so much. Here are just a few things you can do with a temp gun.
The other day my buddy and I were working on my new aquaponics system and were wondering how much water the rain tanks were holding off of my barn. Point this thing at it and look for where the temp falls off, there is your water line.
Cooking something that says to saute at say 220 degrees for your pan temp, how exactly do you get that info, well point, pull the trigger and done. Same thing with your grill, find those cool and hotter spots on that grill for cooking and moving food to cooler safe spaces.
Want to know how much cooler that area under shade or shade cloth really is, not just the air temperature but the surface temps where say your live stock is living, point and pull and you know.
How about finding either warm or cool micro climates for planting trees, shrubs, etc on your property. Or how about finding out how successful your micro climates you create on purpose are? For instance the berms we put in our west pasture are on average 20 degrees cooler than the ground surface of the surrounding area, how do we know, with one of these.
What about finding hot or cold loss areas around your house so you can shore up energy losses. As we all know the best ROI on energy isn’t solar panels, it is increasing efficiency of what ever system you have for energy.
Do you know how well your AC is working. Try this take this and point it at your air intake and get a reading. Let your AC run for a few minutes than take a look at the temps on your ACs output vents. The difference in temps is the amount of cooling your AC is currently giving you.
Is your wood burning stove hitting a solid 400-600 degrees for a good efficient burn, are you sure, you could be sure you know.
So how many things in the world do this much for under a bit over 20 bucks? Seriously? One word of advice is measure temps at about 1 foot from the surface for best accuracy. That is how the unit is calibrated to work best.
So check out the Etekcity Lasergrip Digital Laser Temperature Gun today and let me know your thoughts on other things that it can do in the comments below.
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P.S. – This is the Model Number 774. It has a temperature range from -58? ~ 716? There are other models that have a range that goes lower and higher, like the 1022d that sells for about 35 dollars. The 1022d has a range of -58°F ~ 1022°F. It is only about 15 dollars more but I see it this way, 15 bucks is 15 bucks. I have nothing in my life that I will need to measure a temperature over 716 degrees.
In any event if you look at a variety of Etekcity Temp Guns you will see a wide range of prices, it all comes down to the temp range they operate in. So if you can see a need to be able to read 1000 degrees consider another model. If however you see 700 degrees as working for you save the 15 bucks.
Also let me say a word on accuracy of these inexpensive guns. Recently we had some work done on our HVAC system. The tech had this gun from my old company I used to work for, Fluke. It is 200 dollars and my gun and his were within 1 degree as we tried both on various parts of the house. Fluke’s gear is considered some of the best in the world and this gun is every bit as accurate for a fraction of the price. So keep the 175 bucks in this case!