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Silicone tape?

tbk420tbk420 Posts: 70
edited 12:24AM in EggHead Forum
So I've been thinking of easy ways to protect the wires on my thermometer from heat.

Google reveals that they make "silicone tape", resistant up to 500 degrees.

Has anyone tried wrapping their wires in this? It seems like a good option to provide some protection.

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  • atlpatsatlpats Posts: 102
  • atlpatsatlpats Posts: 102
  • tbk420tbk420 Posts: 70
    Not that specific site, but similar tape. I just googled "Silicone tape" out of curiosity and found out that it does, indeed, exist! :lol:
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,586
    Just a thought - most all probes for Polder type thermometers fry at 396°. Using them at dome temps in excess of that is asking for trouble silicone protected wires or not. You are better off buying a Thermapen.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • dugdbugdugdbug Posts: 244
    I think most use these sensors for extended cooks at traditional roasting temps or less.
  • tbk420tbk420 Posts: 70
    RRP wrote:
    Just a thought - most all probes for Polder type thermometers fry at 396°. Using them at dome temps in excess of that is asking for trouble silicone protected wires or not. You are better off buying a Thermapen.

    I hear you - I have a Thermapen too. I just think prolonged exposure to heat has shortened the life of my therm wires.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,586
    Several years ago I purchased a roll of Contronics tubing for this same purpose. I then made ferrules out of brass tubing to keep the stuff from unraveling.
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    It worked well for about a year, but that probe also got fried. I never went back to make another one!

    Since then I just wrap my probes with foil.
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    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,703
    I also find that a wrap with HD foil works just fine!!
  • Weekend WarriorWeekend Warrior Posts: 1,702
    RP, you crack me up some times. For what you spent on the Cotronics tubing, you probably could've replaced the probe four times. :laugh: and, you have waaaay too much time on your hands. :whistle: :laugh:
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,586
    :laugh: that's true! :laugh:

    but somebody here liked my idea so much that he bought the rest of that tubing from me so I came out whole.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
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