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Thermo

edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Does anyone have a problem with condensation inside thier thermometer?

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  • KennyGKennyG Posts: 949
    Big Cat,[p]Betcha you left Humpty uncovered out in the rain, right? No big deal, it will eventually dry out. Some of us have had this problem and some of the solutions that come to mind are running a fine bead of clear automotive sealant around the edge of the lens where it goes into the metal body. I did a heavy (hazy) coat of car wax on the dial and then buffed out only the lens. Enough got under the edge to keep the moisture out. [p]I stopped using the clip that attaches to the thermometer stem inside the hood. This makes it very easy to remove and keep in the house when not in use and, of course, stem cleaning and calibration.[p]K~G[p]
  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Big Cat,
    Use to have that problem before a very tiny bead of clear silicone was spread on the seam. I have the old model (metal wraps around the glass and has red "bug") and two new models (no red temp "bug"). The original did get damp since it lives outdoors, but after that silicone seal - no problems. The newer ones got the treatment as soon as I got them.[p]Tim

  • KennyG, great idea of removing the therm. Wish I'd thought of that. I too have had the condensation or maybe leak is a better term. Mine had so much water that I finally took my Dremel and drilled two opposite holes so I could blow the water out, then sunned it for a couple days and then took a clear scilcone and sealed it all. Don't forget the back by the adjusting nut. I have just noticed true condensation has struck again so I may just put up with it. ^oo^~

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    one feral kat, I just spray with Pam..or similar and wipe it off. Been caught in rain several times and nothing inside. I also leave the clips off. Easier to adjust from the outside for close tolerance cooks. And cleaning as KG suggests. Silicon is fine too..
    C~W

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