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Old 02-06-2009, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default Love Controller probe too wide for thermowell

I recently bought a thermowell and love controller TS-13010 from Cole Parmer and now that I have them it doesn't appear the probe will fit down the shaft of the thermowell. I was told that I could maybe file down the probe to allow it to fit but is that okay to do or should I try to find a different thermowell somewhere?

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Old 02-06-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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I had the same problem. I believe this is because the probes are larger than the standard 1/4 port. I remember measuring mine and finding it was larger.

I removed the plastic with a razor blade, sanded with 100 till it fit roughly, and then sanded with a high grit 300-400 to smooth it out. I have two and they seem to work fine.
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