Old 01-13-2012, 03:39 PM
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If you only embed the thermocouple probes into the vermicrete layer, all this will tell you is the temp there, ie when the heat has penetrated through the refractory layer. With experience a stopwatch will tell you much the same thing, or perhaps a hand held to the outside of the oven. Inside the carbon burn off, when the oven goes white, is another good indicator of the surface temp inside the oven. I always use the semolina cast onto the floor test as well. Drilling holes in the refractory is not particularly desirable. What happens when the probes eventually fail? Will you be able to access them? But if you already have the temp measuring equipment you may as well fit it.

Sorry Thomas I just re-read the thread and realised that you are using a steel dome, in which case, if the probe is touching the dome, it should give you an accurate reading of the temp at that point because the steel is thinner than refractory and a much better conductor. Don't place the probe at the apex though, go for about halfway up the dome.

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Old 03-19-2012, 09:05 PM
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Is this okay for an exposed installation......rain and snow ?
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:54 AM
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Does anyone have any experience with the analog thermometer offered through the FB store (remote thermometer with 9' cable, allegedly good to 950 degrees F., @ $200)?
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