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Old 08-11-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Auber thermocouple screw

Has anyone used the Auber instruments TC-K3 thermocouple - the one with the 1/4-20 screw ?

How did you make it watertight ? I though the element was watertight, but instead it seems the thermocouple is loose and could (would) leak even if the threads were sealed.

I want to mount this into my cooler.

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Old 08-12-2011, 03:13 AM   #2
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That's a great question. Does it even fit through the cooler wall?

Machine screws are not sealing. NPT (national pipe thread) is designed to seal as parts are screwed together.

But here's a thought until someone more intelligent contributes: use some silicone air hose from a pet supply store (alla http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/remo...roofing-26905/) and waterproof the wire/probe interface. Then you should just be able to toss it in the cooler, shut the lid, and not worry about it.
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