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F4Jock

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Posted: 06/09/18 06:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was amazed at how cheaply you can get a decent borescope on Amazon. Definitely my next purchase!


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Posted: 06/10/18 12:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Soooo, good news is, the borescope shows that the ducts are clean/clear of any blockages.....the bad news is, the borescope helped me see that the front 15K A/C unit has in fact partially lost its seals and a lot of the forced air is simply recirculating back through the intake instead of being forced into the ducts. The coil also froze up very nicely, I suspect either from a bad freeze sensor, or from the fact that the cold air was directly circulating back through the coils. Headed to Lowe's in a few minutes to get some aluminized duct tape and reseal everything.....then keep a check on it.......

Sorry no pictures...nothing to show.... BUT....... More to come once I seal it back up.....


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Posted: 06/10/18 12:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the update, glad it is an easy fix. Got a link to that bore scope?

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Good find and great idea on the Borescope!


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Posted: 06/10/18 08:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Endoscope aka bore scope


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Posted: 06/11/18 04:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just so everyone knows about the low cost borescopes they are very flexible so you can't push them into a tight area you're trying to view. A bit like pushing rope uphill. You'll need a wire snake or something to that effect that you can attach the lens end to that will make it a bit more functional. I have one. Don't use it all that much but when it was needed it made a project a lot easier.


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Posted: 06/11/18 04:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dale.Traveling wrote:

Just so everyone knows about the low cost borescopes they are very flexible so you can't push them into a tight area you're trying to view. A bit like pushing rope uphill. You'll need a wire snake or something to that effect that you can attach the lens end to that will make it a bit more functional. I have one. Don't use it all that much but when it was needed it made a project a lot easier.


The one I bought has a semi-rigid design, so it was no problem pushing it through the duct work. It connects via a small Wi-Fi signal to Android, iPhone, or iPad. It also has a dimmable LED light around the camera that does a really good job. Focal length is somewhat problematic, but not a deal breaker at all...you just ahve to know to pull back a little to get something in focus. Here's a link to the Depstech model I got:

Depstech Borescope

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A simple way to check your ductwork. Remove all the ceiling vents. Lets say there are 8 ceiling vents. You install a small light in the 2nd ceiling duct facing the 1st duct. You then use a small mirror and stick it up the 1st duct facing the 2nd duct. You will have a clear view of the ductwork between 1 and 2. You then repeat the process for the other ducts. Takes about 10 minutes and you do NOT have to buy any scoping equipment. Doug

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Posted: 06/11/18 06:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dougrainer wrote:

A simple way to check your ductwork. Remove all the ceiling vents. Lets say there are 8 ceiling vents. You install a small light in the 2nd ceiling duct facing the 1st duct. You then use a small mirror and stick it up the 1st duct facing the 2nd duct. You will have a clear view of the ductwork between 1 and 2. You then repeat the process for the other ducts. Takes about 10 minutes and you do NOT have to buy any scoping equipment. Doug


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