Thermometer Question

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Thermometer Question

Post by dbear » May 8th, 2016, 9:13 pm

hey there, bought to purchase some thermometers for my pit, and I see a lot of you like the Tel Tru's, and I have looked at their website, and there are quite a few options. Any advise on the size, degree range, etc. ??? Thanks in advance.



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Re: Thermometer Question

Post by Weldun » May 8th, 2016, 9:33 pm

I recently researched thermometers and found that the River Country with calibration screw are favored by many so that's the direction I went.
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Re: Thermometer Question

Post by dbear » May 8th, 2016, 9:41 pm

just looked at River Country, and didn't see any with a calibration screw....they are way cheaper in price that the Tel Tru models...



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Re: Thermometer Question

Post by Pete Mazz » May 9th, 2016, 3:52 am

I thought they all had calibration screws?

I like the 3" dial. Stems I prefer the 2 1/2" but that depends on your mounting spot. On my vertical, a 4" stem will hit a pan on the shelf.


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Post by Rodcrafter » May 9th, 2016, 8:53 pm

I have both on my rig and like both, only the River Country has the screw. But I haven't used it


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Re: Thermometer Question

Post by Dirtytires » May 9th, 2016, 9:52 pm

I just got a few from tel tru. I ended up with a 3 inch dial and I think the range went 50-500 or so. Went with 2.5 inch stem for the smoker and 4 inch for the warmer chamber. Opted for the black dial....gonna look good on a black smoker and not stick out a much as a white face dial.

These mount on a 7/8 inch hole and have a pretty stout probe.

No adjustment but I figure they are reference anyway as I got some probes for actual grate temps. Also, not cheap but they are made in the USA so that is a plus for me. As a side note, I paid a few dollars more than a cheaper website, but I bought directly from tel tru. The cheaper site just looked a bit odd so I figured a few dollars to avoid a counterfeit was worth it.



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