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Offline foxbrew

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thermoprobe replacement
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:46:04 PM »
hey all -

i'm looking to replace the 2 thermoprobes that i'm currently using on my brew system, but i'm having a difficult time locating exactly what i'm looking for.  both of the sensors sit in thermowells and lead (via 5 ft wire) to a set of Love temperature controllers.  the wires are simply protected by a thin rubber insulation (similar to standard low voltage wires), but they keep getting burned/melted by the nearby burner.

i'm looking to get similar thermoprobes, but protected by some sort of flexible sheathing/jacket that will protect it from the nearby flames.  any suggestions (part numbers, retailers, etc)?  does such a thing even exist?

thanks in advance … appreciate your help!

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Re: thermoprobe replacement
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 10:12:46 PM »
Check brewershardware.com I think they make one that would fit your situation

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Re: thermoprobe replacement
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 06:22:00 AM »
I have thermocouples with stainless steel braid jackets in my system, but the wires beneath that jacket are still plastic coated.  You would need more protection than that if they are exposed to a lot of heat. Provide some other sort of shielding and stay with regular leads. 
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Re: thermoprobe replacement
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 11:34:15 AM »
thanks guys … i'll look into both of these.  appreciate the input!