Remote Thermometer Questions

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by mulepackin, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    For all of you remote users; Are these units generally line of sight and is there a distance limit? My smoker usually resides on our old patio slab which is on the west side of my kitchen. My kitchen counter is probaly no more than 10 ft. from the unit but there are no windows on that wall. In other words will they read through a wall at that distance?
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oughter. [​IMG]
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I took a Texas extension class. ;{)
     
  4. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They should work.... Mine has a 100 ft range. I sit on the computer on the other side of the house from my smoker out back. Its about 50 ft apart.

    Kookie
     
  5. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just a side note about radio frequency signals. While any obstruction will absorb some of the signal and reduce range to an extent, anything with water in it will reduce it even more so; like wooden walls. Glass, however, even though it is more dense than wood, will not reduce the signal significantly.....or I could be totally full of slop.
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Anything significantly "grounded" as far as the RF signal is concerned. Metal lathe in walls. Damp wood touching earth. Glass is an insulator and passes RF quite well.
     
  7. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone. I think I see an ET-73 in my future.
     
  8. twomill

    twomill Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I am in the frontyard (house in between) and have had no problems in office (inside & 4 walls from smoker) without problems.
     

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