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post #21 of 26

All of my probes are now sealed and shrink wrapped whether they needed it or not.  Time will tell.

 

 

Heat shrink applied photo 100_1821.jpg

 Top - Permatex High - Temp Red RTV Silicone - 600⁰. 3/16" Polyolefin heat shrink tubing. Two Mavericks

 

Probes - Top left, sealed and shrink wrapped. Left bottom, RTV applied and heat shrink ready to be slid over RTV and shrunk.

Center and right, RTV applied.

 

RTV application photo 100_1822.jpg

Completed and ready for service.

post #22 of 26

 I got the sealant from Amazon yesterday and didn't put it on before starting my brisket... big mistake, the liquid from the brisket ran down the probe and into the end, I freaked out when the temp showed 380 in my Bradley 6 Rack, I was sure it was on fire but thankfully was not. I just ordered some new probes and calibrated them this morning. I decided to test the bad one and as soon as it hit the water bubbles started coming out from the probe at the connection.

 

I love my Mavericks but the probes are very delicate

post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by simple View Post

Never thought of using RTV to seal that junction point.  I've always slid a piece of shrink tube over it and then heated with a hair dryer to shrink and seal.  I don't purposely dunk them in water, but it has kept things going through the occasional accidental quick dip and rainstorms when I neglected to put them away after pulling them from the smoker...

I have heat shrink tubing and think it's a good idea.  After it's shrunk I wonder what the melting temp. is so it doesn't turn into a gooey mess.  Has yours lasted awhile?

post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by Dr K View Post

I have heat shrink tubing and think it's a good idea.  After it's shrunk I wonder what the melting temp. is so it doesn't turn into a gooey mess.  Has yours lasted awhile?

Dr K, The RTV that I used operating temperature is 600⁰, the Polyolefin heat shrink operating temperature is 300⁰, PTFE heat shrinks operating temperature is 500⁰.

 

Tom


Edited by Mr T 59874 - 4/23/13 at 9:50am
post #25 of 26

Thanks for the help Tom.  I'm not sure what kind of shrink tubing it is.  It was given to me years ago.  This probe is only for ambient temps (new Maverick OT3BBQ) and not in meats so I better shop for new PTFE high heat tubing.

-Kurt

post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Mr T 59874 View Post

jwbtulsa, I'm afraid to ask what the sound quality was like afterwards.

Not enough RTV in the world to get me to retrieve it. Just bought a new one! Talk about pissing me off...
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