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Old 02-20-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default I've Had it With These POS Traceable Thermometers!

This is the second one to malfunction. I do like the thermometer itself, when it's working, but for $40, man...eff this. The first time, the probe wire disconnected from the body. Nothing I did, I just pulled it out of the box one day and it was like that. I'm very careful with these things! So I called professional equipment, who sold it to me, and they said they don't stand behind it, and that I'd have to talk to manufacturer. Not wanting to deal with it, I just ordered another one.

Well, I pulled that one out of the box last night. Guess what? It's done too. Same f*cking thing!!! This time, those assholes at Control Company are gonna replace it. I'm gonna go all customer-service-ninja on those bitches.

Does anyone know of a more versatile digital waterproof thermometer? This is ridiculous.

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That blows. I've heard nothing but good things about those in the past. I'm sticking with the ghetto waterproof thermo for now. (Silicone tubing). Good luck on finding something better.

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I hate ALL digital therms. Fvck em all!

I don't even trust my PLC and themocouple, I still resort to checking with my lab rod.

Analogue has treated me very well. Plus, no GATDAHM wires.

Hope you find some peace bra'.

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If anyone tells you about one, let me know. Thermometers are so freaking annoying. I'm on my 4th one. 1 of them got too wet, 2 just decided to stop working for no apparent reason.

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I have been looking for high quality thermometers for quite some time now, and have had no luck. Tomorrow I'm going to calibrate all my thermometers with a type T thermocouple and a calibrated DAQ. If I find something reasonably priced that works for me without issues, I'll post it.

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I still resort to checking with my lab rod.
Yeah, I tried using my lab rod too, but it just hurt, and I could only estimate within 10 degrees.
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Never had a problem with my traceable. Ordered from the same company.

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Never had a problem with my traceable. Ordered from the same company.
Consider yourself lucky. If there's anything you can do to reinforce the connection of the wire to the body, do it.
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I have had 2 die on me too. The wire did not phisically come out, but I could tell it was messed up in the location where the wire entered the body. It would only read if you held it a certain way. First one happened a couple weeks after getting it and Professional Equipment replaced it. The next one happened outside their return window, so...

I just got one of these from Target. It works just fine, it might be off a few degrees, but as long it is always off by that much it will be fine. I actually set mine of fire the other day (yeah, it burns) and it still works fine.

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Consider yourself lucky. If there's anything you can do to reinforce the connection of the wire to the body, do it.

Never broke a hydro either. Strange. I'll defiantly take your advice.
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