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Old 07-04-2011, 10:29 PM   #721
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Anybody else using the K type thermocouples having problems with them rusting?
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:12 PM   #722
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yes. planning to replace with the liquid tight RTD. wish I would have got the RTD to begin with... wish I had advice for the k type other than just throw it out...

 
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:54 PM   #723
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yes. planning to replace with the liquid tight RTD. wish I would have got the RTD to begin with... wish I had advice for the k type other than just throw it out...
Do you have a link to that one?
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:56 PM   #724
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http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...products_id=84

 
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:12 PM   #725
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Oof, not cheap.

Thanks for the link though!
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:52 PM   #726
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yeah, if you can find a better option for cheaper let me know. But the K-type is a POS. not only does it rust (badly and quickly) but (mine at least) does not stay accurate at both cold and hot temperatures. I have it calibrated for hot temperatures (HLT) and seems to stay accurate enough from say 130-180, if it drops below 100 then it is in the range of 10-20 degrees off.

And then there is the pia of taking it out to move the keggle...

 
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:07 AM   #727
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I've been looking at some pt100 RTDs on Ebay that are much cheaper, and am in the process of trying to find out if they're all stainless. I'm starting to think it's worth the extra money to know they're going to work well.

My K type does fine, but the whole rust thing makes that irrelevant.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:29 PM   #728
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:27 AM   #729
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Oof, not cheap.

Thanks for the link though!
Ok, I finally switched from the K type over to these. I was auto-tuning the PID, and went down to check on it and it was boiling like crazy, but the PID was reading 180? Any thoughts/suggestions?
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Ok, I finally switched from the K type over to these. I was auto-tuning the PID, and went down to check on it and it was boiling like crazy, but the PID was reading 180? Any thoughts/suggestions?
Figured it out. Had to change "inty" to p100.
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