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Probe cover for "D" Models
« on: February 29, 2016, 08:01:58 PM »
Since I'm not lucky enough to have a covered patio, my 3D sits on the back deck with the Smokin-It cover installed.
Knowing that I need to keep dust and moisture out of the Auber's meat probe opening, I ordered a couple of different items from Allied Electronics to see what would work the best.

JACK COVER; BRIGHT NICKEL                                   $6.94 each
http://www.alliedelec.com/switchcraft-512/70214559/

1/4" WEATHER TIGHT CAP                                        $1.26 each
http://www.alliedelec.com/switchcraft-pcap25/70406965/

Shipping for both items from their Ft. Worth location to Tulsa, OK was $5.65 and took 3 business days to arrive.

I received them today and was really wanting to use the spring loaded "Jack Cover" but once it was tightened onto the probe opening, the jack cover wouldn't close completely. FAIL!!

I then installed the "Weather Tight Cap" and it works great. It's all rubber and the plug and is secure & tight in the probe opening.

For just a few dollars, this will be a great way to ensure that your probe opening is kept clean, dry and corrosion free.

Andy - Broken Arrow, OK

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Re: Probe cover for "D" Models
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2016, 08:04:17 PM »
I like the second one best....ordering!
Tony from NW Arkansas
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Re: Probe cover for "D" Models
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 09:20:01 PM »
Well done Andy. Thanks!
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Re: Probe cover for "D" Models
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 09:24:06 PM »
Neat idea, the SI's should almost come with them? top too?

But I'd suspect the warning sticker to remove before cook would cost more than the plug!@

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Re: Probe cover for "D" Models
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2016, 09:29:47 PM »
Neat idea, the SI's should almost come with them? top too?

But I'd suspect the warning sticker to remove before cook would cost more than the plug!@

Both of the covers he showed are for the 1/4" meat probe plug (I believe), not the blow hole.  Steve has a bunch of similar covers coming, and will be standard in the future.
Tony from NW Arkansas
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Re: Probe cover for "D" Models
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 10:46:34 PM »

Both of the covers he showed are for the 1/4" meat probe plug (I believe), not the blow hole.  Steve has a bunch of similar covers coming, and will be standard in the future.
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Yes, that is the 1/4 meat probe plug on the side of the controller. Not sure why all my pics are upside down. They were right side up when I uploaded them.
Andy - Broken Arrow, OK