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Offline dhacker

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Thermometer Disaster Avoided!
« on: July 10, 2010, 07:25:10 AM »
Working on the Old Jubilation. Dropped my Fermentap thermometer on the concrete. . . the one I use for the mash tun. Figured I better check its calibaration.

10 degrees LOW!! :o

Anybody know if there's a way to recal the thing?
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Re: Thermometer Disaster Avoided!
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2010, 07:46:41 AM »
Is there a little screw on the back?
You can calibrate it with another calibrated thermometer, or put it in a glass of ice in the fridge and wait for the ice to melt - should be 32F. Or calibrate it to a regular fever thermometer at 97.6F.
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Re: Thermometer Disaster Avoided!
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2010, 07:54:21 AM »
Negative on the adjustment screw on the back. I looked for that immediately, but when none was found, I hoped there might be another trick.

Oh . .and I did the ice water thing . .that's how I found it to be 10 degrees low!  :)
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Re: Thermometer Disaster Avoided!
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2010, 11:42:49 AM »
Not even a tiny Allen screw?
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Re: Thermometer Disaster Avoided!
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010, 03:28:23 PM »
I've seen some where you can rotate the dial by holding the stem (probe). Some even have a hex nut at the top of the probe that will help you hold it.
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Re: Thermometer Disaster Avoided!
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2010, 05:19:19 PM »
Yep . . hex nut held with adjustable wrench, dial face twisted . . I'm back is business!

Thanks   :)
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Re: Thermometer Disaster Avoided!
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2010, 06:01:47 PM »
Sweet!
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Re: Thermometer Disaster Avoided!
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010, 04:32:15 AM »
You're welcome. Glad it worked out for you.
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