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Old 03-20-2013, 02:56 PM
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Hey Gang, im getting closer to firing up the oven, so i need some thermometers. I need a IR gun, a standing oven thermometer and a thermometer for a future door. What do you have? what recommendations can you make? Preferably like to order from Amazon. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:08 PM
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I went cheap on my stuff, because that's just the way I am. Both from Amazon (prime):

Oven Thermometer - Amazon.com: CDN High Heat Oven Thermometer: Kitchen & Dining

IR Thermometer - GM550 Non-contact IR Infrared Digital Thermometer - Measurement Range: Between -50 C and 550 C (Between -58 F and 1022 F)-LED Back lLight Design Equipped with Laser Pointer - Amazon.com

The IR gun defaults back to C when it turns off, however the button on the face changes it back to F. That's the only concern I had with it. It has a very bright laser, I can cast a beam on any house I see.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:37 PM
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I went cheap on my stuff, because that's just the way I am. Both from Amazon (prime):

Oven Thermometer - Amazon.com: CDN High Heat Oven Thermometer: Kitchen & Dining

IR Thermometer - GM550 Non-contact IR Infrared Digital Thermometer - Measurement Range: Between -50 C and 550 C (Between -58 F and 1022 F)-LED Back lLight Design Equipped with Laser Pointer - Amazon.com

The IR gun defaults back to C when it turns off, however the button on the face changes it back to F. That's the only concern I had with it. It has a very bright laser, I can cast a beam on any house I see.

Kevin

Thanks Kevin,

I did see that oven thermometer you posted in your thread, i guess ill just get that one. As far as the IR Thermo goes i think id rather get something with a little more quality? if that even matters? as there are some factors with accuracy? Thanks again.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:40 PM
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I know Tel Tru makes some quality stuff so ill look into that also. It can be a little pricey however.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:54 PM
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Harbor Freight for your IR thermometer. You can get them for as little as $24.95 if you watch the sales. And it works just fine. I have had for over a year. no reason to pay more

Our hosts have an in door thermometer that works well and is about the only one I found that has the range you want + a the screw fitting is nice.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:56 PM
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I paid $19 for a Tel Tru that goes to 1000degrees, not pricey at all.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:01 PM
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I know the better IR guns have a tighter measuring spot at a longer distance and some have a higher measuring range. I dont know if either one of those will be much use to you or not. For me, the IR gun is really fun, great at trouble shooting possible hot spots or seeing where you may be losing some heat, and cooking pizza. Fluke is usually a consistently good brand. The oven thermometer is great for anything with the door on. Door thermometer would look great and probably be more or less the same as an inside/oven thermometer. Im interested in what you choose for the door; please let us know.

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Old 03-20-2013, 05:05 PM
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Harbor Freight for your IR thermometer. You can get them for as little as $24.95 if you watch the sales. And it works just fine. I have had for over a year. no reason to pay more

Our hosts have an in door thermometer that works well and is about the only one I found that has the range you want + a the screw fitting is nice.

Ive seen the HF IF Thermo. I was thinking about getting that one, what is the temp range?
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:35 AM
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Hi guys, in UK we have a swedish firm called Clas Olsson, they do a Flue Gas Thermometer which runs up to 500c. A few of us guys have them in our doors. There is a 250mm long probe off the back of the dial, that reads the internal air temp.
maybe with the use of the Interweb, you'd be able to purchase one?

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:56 AM
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Bookemdanno,

That is one gorgeous door! Thanks for sharing!
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