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Unread 03-03-2010, 05:19 PM   #1
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Thumbs up How to Test Your Thermo for Accuracy

This is from the ThermoWorks website...

Many people want to test their thermometer’s accuracy in boiling water. BUT, water boils at different temperatures depending on altitude and barometric pressure. Use this easy calculator to check the correct temperature of boiling water for your location under current conditions.

Here is a link to their boiling point calculator...

http://thermoworks.com/software/bpcalc.html

I just ran the calculator. It says, "In your city, water currently boils at: 202.96 degrees F.

5,003 feet of elevation here!

What is the current boiling point of water in your city?
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Unread 03-03-2010, 05:27 PM   #2
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That's neat
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I'm currently at 211.93* here in Nor. Cal.

Bogus...there in my homeland Bronco country your at 193.27* that's a big difference!
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Water in my city currently boils at 210.37*F. Awesome! I was just wondering that when I was reading the thread on the ET73's. Thanks!!
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I'm currently at 211.93* here in Nor. Cal.

Bogus...there in my homeland Bronco country your at 193.27* that's a big difference!
It sure is. I'm at 5003 feet in Fort Collins. My boiling point is currently at 202.96*
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210.38 in beautiful downtown Ostrander, Ohio :)
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Must not work in Canada I get an unbeliveable 270.31F so the pressure at 100.1 kPa must be the culprit
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Ha! I'm at 39! Water boils at 212.27....man I was way off.
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210.69.
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210.56 thats cool, didn't know it changed
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211.02 here at the current barometric pressure.
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Let's just be honest here.

Red Thermapens never need to be checked.
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Must not work in Canada I get an unbeliveable 270.31F so the pressure at 100.1 kPa must be the culprit
Doesn't work upside down either.. it says boiling point will be 383 F. Not exactly a reliable tool.
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Doesn't work upside down either.. it says boiling point will be 383 F. Not exactly a reliable tool.
What the?
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210.48 for me.
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