hands. The high tech way is to rent or hire a thermal imaging camera. My
basement was drafty too because it was uninsulated concrete block.
It might be worth using a lit incense stick to see where the drafts are.
Although I hate the smell of incense myself. Maybe a candle would work.
On Fri, 7 Dec 2007 03:57:24 -0800 (PST), marson
Or for an in-between option a infrared-no touch- digital thermometer.
0-220 or so models are available for $10.
I'd spend $30-40 and get one that has a greater range. See ebay or
froogle for the hundreds of models.
First place I'd check is where the sill meets the foundation.
Cold, yes, but unless the mortar fell out from between the blocks, not
Well, it was my basement, so I would know whether it felt drafty or
not. Concrete block is such a poor insulator that it used to feel
like I was walking outside when I went down there (it's insulated
now). I didn't spend a lot of time looking for leaks. I just covered
it with 2" foam and was done with it.
For a real smoke generator, get a bee smoker from your local farm
supply store. The output is substantial and the devices are much safer
than lit candles and such. A local beekeeper might even loan you one
for short time, but IIRC they are not too pricey. HTH
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