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MGeslock
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11 14 10:12 pm    Post subject: Why...why do they lie? Reply with quote

Is it only me but do all thermometers eventually lie to you?

It happens right before they get hit with a hammer. 🙀🐽



I'm sure I mashed the probe wire. A few are on order.
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CrazyChef
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11 14 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've accidentally smashed the probe wires of my Maverick ET-73 in my cooker doors before. Yes, it can be a real pain in the a$$!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12 14 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They ALL lie eventually Laughing When I noticed the grate temp was lower than the meat temp, I figured something was wrong. Someone on here suggested some electrical shrink-tube at the probe/wire connection to stabilize it. I tried it and so far, so good. Plus I drilled holes in all the cookers to run the wires through.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12 14 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured I got a "ghetto" thermometer, glad to see someone else using the same one I just got Cool
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necron 99
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12 14 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even in industrial applications, they all eventually lie. If you're lucky, they either peg out upscale (at maximum reading) or downscale (at lowest reading), and this alerts you that the instrument's gone bad.

It's worst when they 'fail last' and just keep reading the same value all the time. Or they lie when commissioning new equipment, just after having been checked out by instrument techs. Evil or Very Mad
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