Great participation this week! You all are so observant…
Answer: Infrared image is of the thermal pattern of the tubes in a concrete floor, which were caused by a puncture in a heating line. The image was taken at a house in St. Paul, MN, and the owner wanted to raise the floor via “mud jacking,” a common technique to raise a floor. However, the contractors drilled a hole into the floor and punctured one of the heating lines, dramatically increasing the cost of repair. When our Fluke employee, John Pratten, arrived at the home, he had them turn on the system and snapped this image to mark the thermal pattern of the tubes as the pipes were heating up the floor.
John’s simple advice/instruction to the contractor? “Drill as many holes as you need, just stay 2 inches away for the lines!”
Check back for more interesting infrared images next week!