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Offline hulkavitch

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Thermowell filled up with water
« on: October 08, 2012, 10:53:13 AM »


I am using a thermowell set inside a carboy cap with a Johnson controller and a chest freezer. My thermowell filled up on the inside with water, probably from condensation. Doesn't really bother me to much but I am concerned that my temp probe will eventually get water in it and short out. Thinking I might have to pull out the thermo well even few days and drain the water out? Any one dealt with this or have other suggestions?


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Re: Thermowell filled up with water
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 11:09:59 AM »
Get some DampRid at your local hardware store and put it in the freezer.
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Re: Thermowell filled up with water
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 11:27:51 AM »
I have sort of the same setup but NEVER get a drop inside the thermowells.  Could if be that you got some sanitizer in the tube?  I always put a 000 stopper in mine when not in use so I don't get any liquid in there.
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Re: Thermowell filled up with water
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 03:23:39 PM »
Positive I didn't get sanitizer in it. I will try the damp rid out