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You regulars know the hole wrong???

RRPRRP Posts: 22,042
edited 3:48AM in EggHead Forum
I have a s/m/l and all of them have the dome thermometer hole drilled in at such an angle that the probe is aimed toward the middle of the egg. A couple years ago I saw several new BGEs where the dome thermometer pointed straight down toward the "center of the earth". IMHO those would give a bad reading by reading the outside of the fire box. I posted these concerns back then and only a few responded. The conclusion was some new employee in Mexico drilled them I was in a nearby city and saw the same downward directed hole. Has "he" been rehired to screw up more domes??? I didn't have my camera so I can't show you a pix.
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    I think several people posted that they had contacted BGE about it and were told that it was done deliberately so that the thermometer probe would avoid poking the food. I'd call them and ask since they should be the authority on the matter. I've got one or two vertical holes and I don't really see a problem when I use them.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • HolySmokesHolySmokes Posts: 446
    the angular direction of the probe inside the
    dome is irrelevant to the thermocouple which
    creates the thermometer movement, other than
    the angle of incidence of the heat rising past
    and thereby influencing the metal of the probe.
    e.g. doesn't care 'where it's pointing'.[p]Unless I'm completely wrong. It happened once.
    best, HS.

  • SqueezeSqueeze Posts: 707
    The theromometer hole on my large goes straight down. I have not had any issues with it so far.....

  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    RRP, Mine points at a 45 degree angle to the center of the grate. I thought it was done so one could read the thermo from the patio window!

  • Love HandlesLove Handles Posts: 253
    I've got 3 eggs and they all point towards the middle. All work fine. It is more helpfull to see mounted that way--See Yaa

  • GrillMeisterGrillMeister Posts: 1,611
    HolySmokes,[p]Yep, I have one each way, and both seem to work fine. I don't like the straight up one because I cannot see it from any distance.[p]I guess it boils down to the angle of the dangle is congruent to the hypotenuse of the flux capacitor.
  • jaymerjaymer Posts: 49
    "angle of the dangle"
    I'm from San Antonio, and when I was around 10 and out at the deer lease, I vaguely remember hearing a joke about a guy woh gets stung by a spider in the outhouse. Had something to do with that punch line. <G>

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