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Thanks Maverick!

fusionhqfusionhq Posts: 1,705
The grid probe on my Maverick went out after about two months use..Gave me the EEE screen.  Contacted Maverick, and they were very good about getting me taken care of! Looks like this one has about a 6' cord also, which is nice!!


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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    Did you protect your prior probe with some sort of heat deflection?
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • fusionhqfusionhq Posts: 1,705
    I did not...suggestions?
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    I'll have to find a link but someone around here set me in the right direction with some heat shield use for autos. Foil works too
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,839

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • fusionhqfusionhq Posts: 1,705
    I would think with the probe being made for the grid, it would be able to handle heats up to 350-400, which is the hottest I've used.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,299
    Don't think it is just the heat, I think it is moisture getting into the probe cable junction. The egg is a very moist environment. Wrap some HD foil over the junction, maybe 3/4" to 1" on the probe and five or six inches down the cable. Once the foil granges up, replace it. I clean the probe tips with alcohol swabs. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 760
    edited May 2014

    Mine bit the dust too (EEE) on a cook on another offset smoker at our cabin close to a year and a half ago.  It was a "turbo" style brisket cook where the temps got around 350*.  I called the company when we got home and they did the same thing, mailed me another probe free of charge. 

    I've done many cooks both here and there since with no problems, but always wrap my probes in foil now and also run the wires over a PS leg to avoid direct heat.   

    LBGE

    Cedar table w/granite top

    Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack

    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,104
    I always make sure I run the probe wires over a leg of the plate setter. Even though the air temp may be within "safe" range of the probe wires, IR from burning lump could be much higher. I don't use my Mav pit probe on direct cooks at all, and since I got my Thermapen I don't use it at all on direct cooks.
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  • fusionhqfusionhq Posts: 1,705
    Thanks for the tips guys!
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,703
    What does the code LLL mean? I got one of those the other day.
    Dave - Austin, TX
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