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Old 07-09-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Johnson Temp Control Probe=waterproof?

I gave someone the advice to put their probe in a water bottle to reduce temp fluctuation, but I just wanted to make sure that the Johnson probe is waterproof. I use Ranco, and am not very familiar with the other unit.


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Old 07-09-2008, 08:50 PM   #2
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I built a small thermo well using a piece of copper pipe stub(surge suppressor), filled it with automotive coolant and siliconed it closed. I've had it running for about a month now without any problems.

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i'm sorry is that a yes or a no?

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should be

I know Im a huge help.....

I am taking one of those ice packs using that stuff thats inside to put the probe in. Ill probably use an old White labs vial for all this.

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Yes the johnson controls can be submerged with no issues I've seen it done many times.

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I was just going to ask if this is ok and waterproof. I just got my kegerator going would like to make sure the temp is solid and not up and down.

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so far it is waterproof, or at least ethylene glycol proof.

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I have two, one of them is over 5 years old. I have dipped the old one into more water/wort than I can remember. Personally no problems noted.
I'm just surprised the sucker still works with the way I treat it.

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