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  • automatic conversion of temps

    Hello James,

    You're a bit of a programmer, so I wonder how easy it would be to have a tool available within the forum links bar that translates say, Ken's "balmy 208" of retained heat into degrees centigrade for your increasingly cosmopolitan membership?!

    Cheers.

    LMH
    "I started out with nothing, and I've still got most of it"

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    Re: automatic conversion of temps

    Hey, that'd be quite good. You could specify in your profile which kind of measurements you prefer...

    ...but its probably too complicated. You'd have to enter each measurement with some kind of marker or whatever, and it's get all messed up if people entered it wrong. Still, nice idea.
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

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    • #3
      Re: automatic conversion of temps

      Originally posted by carioca View Post
      ...I wonder how easy it would be to have a tool available within the forum links bar that translates say, Ken's "balmy 208" of retained heat into degrees centigrade for your increasingly cosmopolitan membership?!
      Funny you should mention that. When I was writing that post, I planned on adding the conversion in parenthesis, but got distracted and forgot (sorry ).

      Whenever I need a conversion, I head over to Google. Google has a super simple converter built into their search engine. Give it a try.

      Go to Google and enter: 280f to c or 135c to f
      Google will spit the answer right out. This also works with many other units.
      Ken H. - Kentucky
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      • #4
        Re: automatic conversion of temps

        Ken, Frances, Carioca,

        ThermoWorks provides free, nifty temp conversion software on their site for Mac or PC. Go here: ThermoWorks – Software. This is the UK manufacturer of the ThermoPen instant read thermometer I use every day for everything. It's a thermocouple, not a thermister, so it's fast and very accurate. Not cheap but highly recommended.

        Jim
        "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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        • #5
          Re: automatic conversion of temps

          I use Google. As someone who has one foot firmly planted in each camp, I find it useful. As I get older, I just can't do the conversions in my head any more (or remember phone numbers for that matter).
          James
          Pizza Ovens
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          • #6
            Re: automatic conversion of temps

            CJ, thanks for the link. I know you have mentioned this pen before, I could not remember the brand (and have been too lazy/busy) to search previous posts. Ordering one tonight and will try downloading their software too.

            thanks again

            RT

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            • #7
              Re: automatic conversion of temps

              Jim,

              Which ThermoPen model do you suggest? They have:
              Super-Fast, Plug-Mount, High-Accuracy and "Other Types".

              I really like my InfraRed/laser from the FB store, but the probe on it is slow to come up to temp (I guess it's a thermister type?).
              Ken H. - Kentucky
              42" Pompeii

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              • #8
                Re: automatic conversion of temps

                Ken,

                Go for the Super Fast; it's all you'll need. Reads from -58 to +572F.

                Jim
                "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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                • #9
                  Re: automatic conversion of temps

                  Don't forget Converber.
                  "Converber is a unit converter. It is a powerful software utility that will help make easy conversions between 1208 various units of measure in 32 categories. Converber converts everything from length and force to flow and temperature." ...And it's free.
                  Unit Converter - Converber

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                  • #10
                    Re: automatic conversion of temps

                    Thanks CJ! It's on my Christmas list.
                    Ken H. - Kentucky
                    42" Pompeii

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                    • #11
                      Re: automatic conversion of temps

                      I am not sure if this discussion is on the subject of conversion from Farenheit to Celcius. This is a very easy to remember three stage conversion procedure. You start with the degrees in Farenheit, say 846, then:

                      1. Subtract 32 (846-32=814)

                      2. Divide by 2 (814/2= 407)

                      3. Add 10% (407+40,7= 447,7 C)

                      It is actually a very accurate procedure.

                      karl

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                      • #12
                        Re: automatic conversion of temps

                        Thanks Ken, CJ et al. - it's just that I was getting a bit lazy...
                        (too many distractions, what with fiddling with 3.5G packet bearer modems/mobiles for getting my Internet fix everywhere, landscaping around the oven, finishing the quarter-house, disowning some daughters, fending off brush turkeys and noisy friarbirds, etc....)

                        But I've downloaded Jim's software, and will try the Google link tomorrow. In the meantime I hereby pledge to faithfully insert conversions in brackets whenever posting - after all my dual-mode heat gun makes it easy!

                        Greetings to all from sunny if unusually cold Charlotte Bay,

                        LMH
                        "I started out with nothing, and I've still got most of it"

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                        • #13
                          Re: automatic conversion of temps

                          Originally posted by carioca View Post
                          I hereby pledge to faithfully insert conversions in brackets whenever posting
                          Sounds like a plan! I'll do the same.
                          Ken H. - Kentucky
                          42" Pompeii

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