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Old 07-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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Quick Question. One of the probes for my pit thermometer has a crack in the insulation on the wire that connects the probe to the display unit. The wires themselves are just fine, so I was wondering, rather than replace a probe that I know works, is there something i can use that is heat resistant to cover the area that is cracked?
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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If it's still working right you can cover the crack with electricians tape, the black A33 from 3m works well. I don't know if the cheap stuff will withstand the heat so I used the best trade tape I had.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:46 PM   #3
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You could also get some heat shrink tubing that will fit over the probe and up onto the wire. Heat it gently to shrink it and it should last.
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SpinningWheel - Thanks! I wasn't sure if it would hold up to the heat or not. Glad it will. I appreciate the help on this one..

Ron, thanks, I will look into it. The probe still works just fine. I noticed the crack after using it one day
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