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Old 03-12-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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Wireless Thermometer

I have had a wireless for quite some time but it decided not to work anymore. I was looking at some new ones but they do not have the metal shielded wires that my old one had. Has anyone used these? Do the rubber coatings stand up to heat? I don't want to ruin a good piece of meat when the wire burns through. Thanks for any input.

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Old 03-13-2013, 05:50 AM   #2
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I have had a wireless for quite some time but it decided not to work anymore. I was looking at some new ones but they do not have the metal shielded wires that my old one had. Has anyone used these? Do the rubber coatings stand up to heat? I don't want to ruin a good piece of meat when the wire burns through. Thanks for any input.

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Old 03-13-2013, 07:13 AM   #3
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:04 PM   #4
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Yes Larry is right, but look at this one, the only difference I see is the price.

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$39.95, and I think they come from the same manufacturer
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:00 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I believe those have the metal shielded wires. I was hoping someone had already tried the rubber coated to see if they stand up to the heat.
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Thanks for the input. I believe those have the metal shielded wires. I was hoping someone had already tried the rubber coated to see if they stand up to the heat.
Are they actually rubber, or are they a Teflon-type product? I have never seen a rubber coated probe wire, but I have seen several different types of Teflon-type, thermoplastic coated wires, and they work as well as the metal braid. By this, I mean that you can still burn them out if you aren't careful with overshooting the temperatures.

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Hey Larry..I passed on the Larry/Finney special offer probe deal to some other folks in a bit wider audience. He might be getting some calls. I told them it was a manly man type thing seems like.
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Thanks Bob. It might be the teflon type. I think I will give it a try.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:07 AM   #9
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I have an old single prob Maverick which come from Williams Sanoma and has their name wrote on it too. That has been in the family for many moons. It takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Some of the reviews I read on the things do not sound to effusive but I have no complaints on mine other that it cost too much buying at crazy places as mentioned.
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Bigwheel uses a thermometer ? I'm shocked!
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Ive got a whole box full of broken ET 73's... They are great when they work but don't seem to last for me... Don't know of another remote with similar features...
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I seem to go through probes, but this I have bought replacements from Maverick for less than $10.
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Good point. Hold your hand over the fire and count to...(that's where that one loses me and I end up with a burnt hand!) Bigwheel's got a buddy (DL) that'll argue with a health department inspector about which is more accurate, his hand count method or a Thermapen.
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Glad to repoat it was a birthday gift from the Warden many moons ago. It like to have got wore out from folks trying to get a little alchyhol induced shut eye on the overnight brisket phase of a comp or two. Otherwise not much good for the bbq hobby. Now for other more temp critical endeavors could see where it might be considered indispensable.

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I've used nu-temp for nine years and have never had to replace the receiver, but have replaced a cpl of the sending units. range is 100ft and one receiver will read three of the sending units at the same time. It seems a typhoon knocked out the place of manufacture, but if you call, there are a few units available.

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