Accurite Thermometers

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by k5yac, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I tried to follow up on another post, but it didn't bring it to the top, so here is a new one with a couple of minor mods I made for my probes.

    I found this piece of steel scrap at work... drilled a few holes, painted it and secured it to the end of my pit with large 3/16" rivets. Seems pretty solid and probably allows room for three units if I needed to.

    I also drilled (and deburred) a couple of holes just large enough for the temp probes to pass through. I hope this will keep me from slamming my lid shut on them. I know that several people have had issues with the temp probes, and some have suggested that shutting the lid on the wires might have contributed to the problem. Who knows, just one more thing to eliminate.

    That's about it... no big deal, just wanted to share some ideas and pics. Both units seemed to calibrate to the same temps (32-33* in ice water and 208* in boiling water). I would recommend these... $19 at Lowes.
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cool. I use the $15 Acurites at Wal-Mart. Seem to work very good for me. [​IMG]
  3. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Way to make use of scraps. Nice mod to the smoker[​IMG]
  4. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Way to go man. Good idea there.
  5. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking mod. You got to love it when you can get things for free from work or else where.I need to make something like that for my new thermo. I got a nice remote unit at Target for 17.99 the other night.


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