Auber thermocouple screw - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Auber thermocouple screw

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-11-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
adam01
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Lucas, Tx
Posts: 413
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts



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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 03:13 AM   #2
njbabs
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Princeton, NJ
Posts: 52
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem with Thermocouple bizybrewer Electric Brewing 7 02-17-2012 07:22 PM
K type thermocouple or RTD sensor acefaser Electric Brewing 15 07-31-2011 04:22 AM
Auber PID depth? kevink Electric Brewing 5 07-22-2011 10:27 AM
Thermocouple questions clay9_24 Electric Brewing 7 06-10-2011 07:04 PM
Auber ssr problem Gussymo Electric Brewing 9 06-07-2011 11:11 PM


Forum Jump