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Old 01-15-2013, 06:29 PM   #11
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I got a $10 waterproof rtd and stick it into the mash. It is cheap and effective. Auberins has some similar for a few bucks more.


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Old 01-15-2013, 07:03 PM   #12
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Getting a sheet of silicone gasket material can be expensive if you have to buy a big sheet...kind of undoes the cost savings of buying the amazon probe. Ive seen those silicone pan liners used before. you can also try auto parts stores...as far as I know if its 100% silicone, it is food safe. Just the sponge rubbers that you have to look out for.


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Old 01-15-2013, 07:05 PM   #13
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and so begins the quest to save a few bucks that leads to spending more bucks lol
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:45 PM   #14
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and so begins the quest to save a few bucks that leads to spending more bucks lol
been there before....
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:02 PM   #15
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There's an eBay retailer who sells PT100s with good specs and 1/2" NPT fittings for not much more than what you'd pay for a thermowell. Search for "RTD PT100 with Terminal Head".
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That amazon one does look like 1/4"x20 thread. For the price I would just get a brass or stainless 1/2" NPT plug and just drill and tap a hole for the 1/4" probe. It would be an easy 10 min job and only add $5 for the plug.
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This might undo the cost savings some but if you still want to go with that probe you could use this. http://www.brewershardware.com/CF1412.html
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:02 AM   #18
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That amazon one does look like 1/4"x20 thread. For the price I would just get a brass or stainless 1/2" NPT plug and just drill and tap a hole for the 1/4" probe. It would be an easy 10 min job and only add $5 for the plug.
Not sure what kind of plug you meant...

As far as silicone sheet goes I found some on ebay, it's not a shee per say, its 3+ diameter circle 1/8" I think it does look pretty good for what I need as need.
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Not sure what kind of plug you meant...

As far as silicone sheet goes I found some on ebay, it's not a shee per say, its 3+ diameter circle 1/8" I think it does look pretty good for what I need as need.

just drill and tap a hole and wrap the thread in Teflon and no gasket needed.
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Thanks a lot. That's a good find for a 2" RTD probe.

Can't believe I didn't see it. $10/each with s&h vs. $45 plus has that steel mesh on each wire. Just need to find a good silicone o-ring for it since it doesn't say.

Ordered 2. Will see. I will get the controllers from Auberins.
When you receive this, can you let me know if it's 1/4-20 threads? If so that would be a direct replacement for what I currently have in my HEX.


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