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Temp probe wires - anyone ever have any gasket problems because of them?

New2QNew2Q Posts: 164
Perusing the pictures on this sight it seems that most people using temperature probes run the wires out between the dome and body of the Egg.  Does this ever cause a problem with the gasket?  I've heard that any air leaks in the gasket will cause the gasket to burn out with high temp cooks so do temp probe wires on low temp cooks cause the gasket to "dent" and not seal on high temp cooks? 

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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Not really.

    The Naked Whiz
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,375
    edited July 2013
    You shouldn't use those probes if you're cooking at high temperatures.

    Edit... sorry didn't read the whole post. What the whiz said.
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    nolaegghead, I almost said the same thing, lol!

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  • New2QNew2Q Posts: 164
    Yeah, I was talking about a high heat cook following a low and slow where the probe was used on the low and slow.  Glad to know it shouldn't cause gasket problems!
  • TennisbumTennisbum Posts: 228
    Would like to hear from anyone that has had problems with DigiQ temp probes separating.   I recently purchased a replacement for one where the clip separated from the probe.   Same thing happened to the new one.    I did a JB Weld on the old one but have not tried it out yet.
    Any comments would be appreciated.
    gp
  • dougbackerdougbacker Posts: 277
    If your talking about the little alligator clip thingy it is pose to come off so you can replace it when the heat and gunk makes the spring fail

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  • TennisbumTennisbum Posts: 228
    never heard that before... and that is exactly what I am talking about.. what is happening is the probe comes off the clip.  Not sure how accurate the readings are with it off 

  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,489
    What are gaskets?

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,375
    What are gaskets?
    They are an endless source for forum threads, being the one major consumable component of the egg. 
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,546



    What are gaskets?

    They are an endless source for forum threads, being the one major consumable component of the egg. 


    Besides the food. I haven't tried the gasket yet. How does it taste?
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    It's gassy.
    Dunedin, FL
  • dougbackerdougbacker Posts: 277
    Tennisbum said:
    never heard that before... and that is exactly what I am talking about.. what is happening is the probe comes off the clip.  Not sure how accurate the readings are with it off 

    It will still be accurate with-out it. I took mine off and use a probe tree from BBQ Guru

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    Large BGE, 
    Mini BGE
    36" Blackstone Griddle
    Phoenix Gasser
    Cyber Q WIFI

    And a deck box full of toy's


  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 459
    I burned my gasket up last year! Havent replaced it works fine without!
  • BobsBGEBobsBGE Posts: 99
    A gasket must be a brisket cooked on a gasser????


    Fayetteville, Ga
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