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Old 07-06-2011, 03:28 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:31 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:20 PM   #3
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This is the one I use:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=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.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:00 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:36 PM   #5
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keep your chin up, shorty.... they can't all be as big as mine.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:55 PM   #6
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Quote:
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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.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:05 PM   #7
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that's what she said
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:28 PM   #8
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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

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Old 07-06-2011, 05:52 PM   #9
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What purpose does the terminal head serve?

 
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:25 PM   #10
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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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