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Old 01-29-2006, 03:07 PM   #1
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Boil water and test the probes....if they don't read 212, then they are shot.
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You can also try heating them in an oven at around 175º or a little more for a couple/3 hours to see if that helps ~ Sometimes, a little moisture gets in there and a low bake might help dry them out...
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When you bake the probes, I'm assuming you just bake the probe end and leave the connector end on the outside of the oven. Right?

BTW, we are warming up here. It's 1 pm, sunny and +4*.

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Old 01-29-2006, 03:47 PM   #4
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When you bake the probes, I'm assuming you just bake the probe end and leave the connector end on the outside of the oven. Right?

BTW, we are warming up here. It's 1 pm, sunny and +4*.

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Yeah, the intent is to get the moisture out from between the probe its self and the braded wire. Everything else can stay outside.

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likewise, if the unit itself got wet, put it in the fridge (and not the freezer)
for a while to dry it out.
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I have never had any problems with rain...my ET-73 has been out in some bad rain storms and never missed a tick...lucky???
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Old 01-29-2006, 05:12 PM   #7
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I'm with Greg. My transmitter unit has been left out in rain with no problem. However, I'm curious about the refrigerator thing. What's the theory with that? I'd of thought warm and dry.

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Old 01-29-2006, 05:25 PM   #8
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If it's raining or calling for rain my ET-73 go into Zip Loc bags. If they happen to get wet, do as Cappy stated and put them in the fridge overnight.
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I'm with Greg. My transmitter unit has been left out in rain with no problem. However, I'm curious about the refrigerator thing. What's the theory with that? I'd of thought warm and dry.

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A refrigerator works much like the A/C in your car or house. During the process of chilling the air, it also removes the moisture from the air. The probes can take the warmer conditions better than the electronics/plastic can.
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You can also try heating them in an oven at around 175º or a little more for a couple/3 hours to see if that helps ~ Sometimes, a little moisture gets in there and a low bake might help dry them out...
Do add my favorite rub before baking? :evillaugh:[/quote:10ee51aw]
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