meat probe waterproofing

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by cab2g, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. cab2g

    cab2g Fire Starter

    After reading a bit about the Maverick ET-732 I decided to purchase one. I hear that the probes cannot be submerged due to a the lack of a water tight seal between the braided cable and metal probe. I hear this is normal for all cabled probes. Has anybody tried sealing up the junction with high temp silicone? Will it affect the readings adversely? I have some extra 700 degree silicone and I figure that would help in case liquid somehow manages to get near the junction. Btw, the silicone I have has copper in it so my assumption is that it is conductive.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2012
  2. jkc64

    jkc64 Meat Mopper

    I put blue high heat automotive silicone on mine and have not had any negative effects, I am careful about getting them in the water and have not submerged them to test the silicone.Mine still boil test fine and have given me no problem.
  3. cab2g

    cab2g Fire Starter

    Well I tried it. The probes still seem to read room temperature just fine! So far so good! The stuff I have says "sensor safe" whatever that means, so maybe that just means non-conductive. They should just write non-conductive on the packaging! Hopefully my probes won't be breaking any time soon.

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