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Old 02-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #21
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I ordered three of them. I only need one for now, but two are for future upgrades.

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #22
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I have ordered 1/2" NPT T's that I wanted to place on my ball valves on my HLT and Mash Tun. Will those RTD's work with them being adjustable down to 1"? If not, would that simply be a matter of adding a slight extension?

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Old 02-04-2012, 07:34 PM   #23
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I think there needs to be a thread about this sensor, I don't want to clutter this thread. But to answer your question. I think it should work in a T. The probe can slide in and out it's sealed by an o ring. If you unscrew the probe you can adjust the spring inside all the way down to the tip of the sensor and screw it back together. I would give it a try for the price. I'm sure you could always resell it here for the same price

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Old 02-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #24
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FWIW, my Chinese SSR failed after 15 minutes of run time and caused me two days of troubleshooting to figure out why my new eBIAB setup was tripping the GFI. I would look for an Omron unit or another reputable domestic source IMO.

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Old 02-04-2012, 11:48 PM   #25
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I got the opposite info. I connected both white wires together. It works fine that way and was what was recommended here on hbt. Works fine that way. Maybe it works fine both ways? There wasn't any difference I could notice either way.
Yes 4 lead RTDs allow more accurate temperature measurement in fancy setups where the current source is connected to one pair and the voltage drop measurement is on the other pair. The current carrying leads contribute a resistance that you don't want in your measurement. Volt meters, on the other hand, use almost no current.

Hook up one or both, doesn't matter
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:09 PM   #26
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so I could use one of these size fittings with this probe?

http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Stee...897232&sr=8-10
I take it that the probe is waterproof and only needs an o ring or teflon tape to install it?

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Old 02-10-2012, 06:13 PM   #27
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Yes, all you need is the T tape (don't think an o-ring would work) but order it from bargainfittings.com or one of the other venders on here; they'll be less expensive and it supports the community (which I know you like to do). Business end is waterproof, everthing that will be in side the fitting is but I don't know about rest.

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Old 02-10-2012, 06:15 PM   #28
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It really depends on your setup. You could combine it with a sight glass. You could combine it with your ball valve. Or you could have it stand alone using a 1/2" npt locknut and an o-ring.

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this is for a E herms - I think I want the temp sensor on the wort return into the mash tun so the t will allow me to run the probe in the return line.

ordered the probe, now I need to find a cheap xlr connector - any ideas?

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Old 02-10-2012, 07:49 PM   #30
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Get the xlr connectors that Kai has a link to on theelectricbrewery. I think it's a link to amazon. I got cheap ones off eBay and they aren't made very well, which is weird because they arent even Chinese, it's says Swiss made on them.

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