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Old 11-16-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Does anybody have experience with stuff like this?

I need three of them and that seems like a swinging deal compared with $15 a piece when buying from the regular places.

They're stainless, shrouded, appropriate size, and just five bucks each with free shipping.

This seems like a plan, but I haven't done this before.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-Type-5mm-x-50mm-Temprature-Sensor-Earth-Thermocouple-Probe-1M-/330829073372?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d06f3 0bdc

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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I honestly can't answer your question, but I think many of the expensive probes are probably "cheap Chinese K-Type probes". I have always bought my probes from ThermoWorks. At least my Thermapen is made in the UK by nice Limey folk.

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:37 PM   #3
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Does anybody have experience with stuff like this?

I need three of them and that seems like a swinging deal compared with $15 a piece when buying from the regular places.

They're stainless, shrouded, appropriate size, and just five bucks each with free shipping.

This seems like a plan, but I haven't done this before.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/K-Type-5mm-x-50mm-Temprature-Sensor-Earth-Thermocouple-Probe-1M-/330829073372?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d06f3 0bdc
I had a few of these, and they seem to work ok as thermocouples, however the spring for the cable as it goes into the thermocouple is not stainless. The ones I have rusted up in mild humidity. If you dont mind the outside parts rusting, they are a bargain. I have replaced mine with Auber thermocouples.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback. I ordered a few and we'll see how they do.

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I have few similar RTD probes. After 1 year they are working fine.

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