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smellysell 07-06-2011 03:28 AM

Ebay RTD
My K type thermocouples are rusting so I'm looking to replace them with RTD. I was pointed to the ones from Auberins, but before I spend the money on those, was hoping somebody had experience with ones from Ebay? Do they need to be stainless?

jerryalan 07-06-2011 03:31 AM

I don't know much about the RTDs themselves and what metals work best for them. However, I have stainless, copper, and brass metals in my kettles which have all been safe for me so far.

Walker 07-06-2011 01:20 PM

This is the one I use:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250514020092&ssPageNam e=STRK:MEWNX:IT

It's stainless and sturdy.

I originally tried another (cheaper) RTD from ebay that was like $10, but it eventually got flaky on me and I replaced it with that burly one.

shortyjacobs 07-06-2011 02:00 PM

Check out the recent ebay RTD discussion here.

Also, SO jealous of Walkers RTD...wish I'd seen that before I bought my cheapo one.

Walker 07-06-2011 02:36 PM

keep your chin up, shorty.... they can't all be as big as mine. ;)

shortyjacobs 07-06-2011 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by Walker (Post 3063927)
keep your chin up, shorty.... they can't all be as big as mine. ;)

It's that big knobby end on it that I'm in love with. :p

Walker 07-06-2011 03:05 PM

that's what she said

audger 07-06-2011 03:28 PM

try one of these, they work great and are much nicer then the $1 ebay probes. they are stainless steel and 1/4NPT threaded...
4 inch probe

6 inch probe

12 inch probe

thelorax121 07-06-2011 05:52 PM

What purpose does the terminal head serve?

shortyjacobs 07-06-2011 07:25 PM

The big head on Walker's beefy probe prevents all the internal connections from damage during his inevitable rough handling of the unit.

Also, if you break or melt any of the wires you can easily connect up new ones, (can't figure out how to turn this into sexual innuendo).

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