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Old 04-14-2009, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Monitoring temp on the cheap...

Can I just get a couple mechanical thermometers,
I am going to mount them on a t in conjuntion with the sight tube......

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Old 04-14-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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Good luck, but I would personally be worried about;
#1 the ability for he epoxy to bond to the smooth plastic in the cooler
#2 the ability of the epoxy to withstand the flexing of the cooler walls due to changing temp.

I did it another way, one not so prone to these issues.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:58 PM   #3
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I'm looking for a stopper to mount the thermometer in...

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Old 04-14-2009, 09:01 PM   #4
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Dunno what OSH is... but as long as it is a solid rubber gum stopper, should do the trick.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:30 PM   #5
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:50 PM   #6
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Dunno what OSH is... but as long as it is a solid rubber gum stopper, should do the trick.


FYI, OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware) is a West Coast (or maybe just Cali?) hardware store affiliated with Sears.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:08 AM   #7
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:17 AM   #8
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MoreBeer.com sells silicone stoppers!! Great for high temperatures.

https://morebeer.com/view_product/16645/102272/Silicone_Bung_Solid_-_Carboy

Also, check out this post by The Pol.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/10-thru-wall-therms-pics-too-24946/
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:21 AM   #9
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After doing some more research on this forum...Here is what I came up with...
I have the parts to finish this up in the morning...
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:42 AM   #10
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Sweet setup! Simple and effective.

Why the edited posts though tireater?
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