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Old 04-11-2014, 10:46 PM   #11
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I did try my temporal artery thermometer from the first aid kit, our of curiosity, because it accurately reads room temps as well as body temps. It's an infrared temp gun of sorts.

Does ok. But I prefer my $5 instant read digital meat thermometer for water changes. I stick it in the tank, then stick it under the tap, and check one more time in the bucket. Super accurate, fast, and ok to get wet.
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I use a high end temp gun that can accurately temp running water in milliseconds. Its accurate within .10 degrees Fahrenheit. It by far outpaces any thermometer.

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Actually I was picturing something else, if its one of those metal probe digital handle meat thermometers it would be just as efficient. The temp gun is far more efficient than any mercury based thermometer is what I meant. So much quicker, but if its one of those instant read types it would be just as effective, good idea!

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I bought one for bike exhaust measurements. I found a cheaper one to be really inaccurate. Might have got a dud one though. Where it really shined for me was using it with a python. Can measure the water temp as it comes out the pipe and measure it as it goes back in. Found my local water supply sometimes fluctuates temp up to 4 degrees celsius.
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