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    PostSubject: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Mon May 31, 2010 9:29 am

    How do ya'll keep your probe units out off the rain? Most say they are 'water resistant' but that doesn't mean waterproof.

    Put mine in a ziploc bag yesterday but a little water got in where the wires exited the bag. Could use an instant read but on a large cooker, opening the lid loses a lot of heat.
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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Mon May 31, 2010 10:02 am

    I use the Maverick 73 remote , havent failed me yet sun ,wind, or rain.
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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Mon May 31, 2010 10:17 am

    Wip lok bags have never failed me...just slip the bag OVER the sending unit and allow the probes to dangle out the bottom...

    Seth Cool
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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Mon May 31, 2010 10:31 am

    Seth W wrote:
    Wip lok bags have never failed me...just slip the bag OVER the sending unit and allow the probes to dangle out the bottom...

    Seth Cool

    Yep works every time!!!
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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Mon May 31, 2010 10:32 am

    walterbsc wrote:
    I use the Maverick 73 remote , havent failed me yet sun ,wind, or rain.

    That's what I have. Will it hold up in a down pour?
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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Mon May 31, 2010 10:34 am

    Seth W wrote:
    Wip lok bags have never failed me...just slip the bag OVER the sending unit and allow the probes to dangle out the bottom...

    Seth Cool

    Wip loc? Very Happy

    I was laying mine down flat so it didn't get blown over. Maybe if I make a slit on the 'bottom' of the Wip loc so everything drains down.
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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Mon May 31, 2010 11:10 am

    With the Maverick ET 73 , I just use the clip and mount the remote sensor to the side of the WSM and the probe wires in the cover vent holes, the reciever is under the canopy close to my chair so I can keep track of things. I always carry a spare 10 x 10 pop up canopy in case of rain to cover the WSM`s if need be. But I kep the zip lock bags handy just in case.
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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Mon May 31, 2010 11:37 am

    I think we're big braining this too much...place the ZIP Lok bag over the top of the sending unit, run the leads out the bottom and crimp the seal shut except for where the leads poke out...you can stand the unit up through the bag and it'll stay dry.

    Seth Very Happy
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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Mon May 31, 2010 2:31 pm

    Seth W wrote:
    I think we're big braining this too much...place the ZIP Lok bag over the top of the sending unit, run the leads out the bottom and crimp the seal shut except for where the leads poke out...you can stand the unit up through the bag and it'll stay dry.

    Seth Very Happy

    Ditto! I do the same for my DigiQ too.
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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Mon May 31, 2010 6:07 pm

    The ET 73 is waterproof. I use a ziplock bag just to be safe. Finney generally dosen't care for me being careless with the electronics. Bob...well he just won't tolerate it!!


    Good Q!

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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:43 pm

    Eddie

    I have used the zip- lock brand Tupperware cut a slit in the side for the leads

    Usually I could position the unit so I could see the display if needed

    Lately I have used zip-bags play around find what works for you
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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:49 pm

    LITTLE RED & BBQ wrote:
    Eddie

    I have used the zip- lock brand Tupperware cut a slit in the side for the leads

    Usually I could position the unit so I could see the display if needed

    Lately I have used zip-bags play around find what works for you

    Hi Eric!

    Lost one of the o rings in the Maverick so I was getting concerned about it being waterproof/water resistant.

    Was thinking about buying some of those Lexan waterproof boxes, but I bet a tupperware container would work as well.

    How you been doing??

    Thanks!!
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    PostSubject: Re: Keeping temperature probe units dry.   Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:15 am

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