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Post  WillemHvdW on Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Hello everybody,

I am Willem from the Netherlands and I have only just begun with smoking and low and slow cooking. For my birthday I received a ProQ Frontier and I can't wait to have my first session.

Hope to read a lot of good stuff overhere.

Willem

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Post  Mack on Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:22 am

Hi and welcome Willem.

You may have to file down the probes on your thermometer, where they are crimped to get them to fit through the eyelets.
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Post  WillemHvdW on Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:15 am

Hello Mack,

In my case it's the plastic between the wire and the plug that is too big. Do you think that I could file off a bit of plastic without damaging it?


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Post  Mack on Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:42 am

Hi Willem,
I'm not familiar with probes with plastic covers, so not sure what to advise. I use Maverick Redi-Chek Et-73 thermometers http://www.smokingbbq.co.uk/product/Redi-Chek%C2%AE__Wireless_Remote_Smoker_Thermometer_ET-73
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Post  WillemHvdW on Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:37 pm

Hello Mack,

Sorry that I didn't replied to you sooner but have been quite busy in my house.

With the plastic I didn't mean a plastic cover on the probe but plastic where the "plug" is connected to the wire. Perhaps I could take some of that away so that that could fit.

With file down the probe, do you mean that I should take away some aluminium from the probe itself? Don't you think that that would do something to the temperatures that the probe measures?

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Post  Mack on Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:46 pm

Hi Willem,

You need to file off a bit of the metal, on the probe, where the actual probe is crimped onto the wire. The actual working part of the probe is only a small bit right at the end.
You shouldn't need to touch the plastic part.
Please see the image below... where the arrow is pointing, is where it needs to be filed slightly.

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Post  WillemHvdW on Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:39 am

Hi Mack,

I made some pictures of the eyelits and it seems that there is a little block in the way of both eyelits that prevents the probe from getting through.





Can I easily file or bend some of that block without damaging the eyelit?

Regards,
Willem


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Post  WillemHvdW on Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:11 pm

Made it work!!

I used a big nail to remove the block. After that I got the part that you mentioned before loosen with a pincer. Now the probe fits through the whole. I just had to crimp the probe back again to avoid the wire to come loose. The only thing is that the probe cannot go out now but maybe that will be solved after I have borrowed a file from my father.

Thanks for your help Mack.

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