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Topic: thermocouple (wire) replacement (4 msgs / 84 lines)
1) From: William Fairchild
I have a digital thermometer from Sweetmarias but it has gotten frayed
from running it every which way to get it into the iRoast and isn't
reading right anymore. On the Sweetmarias site is says that you can
get the K-type thermocouples just about anywhere but I'm getting blank
stares, especially from Radio Shack. Does anyone know of a good place
to get  a replacement?
I have found them included in a new thermometer kit but not
separately. It's just the high-temp wire with k-type connector I'm
looking for.
Thanks
Bill

2) From: Bill Morgan
Bill,
Now I get to pass along what someone told me when I asked the same question:http://www.techbuys.net/tl-108.htmlThe ones I got there are IDENTICAL to the wire on the unit from Sweetmaria's.
HTH,
Bill
On 11/2/06, William Fairchild  wrote:
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3) From: raymanowen
Bill, your thermocouple meter  reading correctly. It's just a voltmeter=
,
calibrated in degrees. The reading you're getting is the temperature where
the wires are actually shorted together.
You can ruggedize the wire by using Teflon spaghetti sleeving overall.
Check the thermocouple by immersing the tip in boiling water. If you're nea=
r
sea level, it should read 212 F. (I get 202 near Denver town)
If it doesn't seem to read hot at all, the wires are just shorted together
somewhere back from the tip, that's all. Just inspect the thermocouple wire
for signs of insulation abrasion. If you find that, just see if the wires
are shorted there and pry them apart. Remember theTeflon sleeve.
You got questions? What else can't Radio Shack find with both hands...
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
"The indisputable truth is that no coffee is fresh if it isn't fresh
roasted." - -Martin Diedrich
On 11/2/06, William Fairchild  wrote:
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4) From: Barbara C. Greenspon
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I have been overly busy so haven't looked at the list for many days.  I 
do know where to get the thermocouple.  Grainger 
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/productIndex.shtml)has them.  We 
have several around here in Minneapolis, so I just walked in for one, 
but you can also order them.
Sorry it took so long.
Barbara
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