Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

thermometer with K type thermocouple

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • thermometer with K type thermocouple

    Hi All

    I was at Jaycar the other day to pick up some food safe grease and found this small thermometer with K type thermocouple. I had a DMM in a mobile phone holder on the side to monitor the boiler temp but this is much easier on the eyes. It also has high and low alarms as well, the thermocouple fits neatly in with the thermostat probe on my Vibiemme Domobar.


    Cheers Gra…



  • #2
    Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

    Boiler view

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

      Nice one Gra although I think your boiler is running a little cool.


      Seriously good, simple mod!

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

        Thats neat. How much did it set you back?

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

          Looks like a good one for lots of coffee stuff It will save me having the big multimeter on the bench.

          The only way it could be any better would be if it had a timer built in like I have seen a couple of American sites have had.

          Jaycar Link http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView...T&SUBCATID=694

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

            Thats excellent Gra - a variation on the Gronk (Slivia mod). What sort of temps have you been noticing?

            It would be good to see how that compares to group head temp.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

              Originally posted by 59534651515E4A4C3F0 link=1234874457/5#5 date=1234911544
              Thats excellent Gra - a variation on the Gronk (Slivia mod). What sort of temps have you been noticing?

              It would be good to see how that compares to group head temp.
              Hi Flynn

              The machine sits on 108* - 109*after warm up I do a quick 2 second flush Lock and pull the shot I have not checked the temp @ the group because what has been ending up in the cup is great,What I dont know won’t hurt me at the moment. I then purge the steam the temp rises to 130*+ in no time I start steaming milk after 2 bar boiler pressure. Then steam off hot water on prime boiler and the temp drops back 108* 109*ready to go again.
              Cheers Gra

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

                Originally posted by 6166626D656F7A6A6D64030 link=1234874457/4#4 date=1234909671
                Looks like a good one for lots of coffee stuff It will save me having the big multimeter on the bench.

                The only way it could be any better would be if it had a timer built in like I have seen a couple of American sites have had.

                Jaycar Link http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView...T&SUBCATID=694
                Thats the one that I have but it only goes from 50* to 150*C and has high and low alarms.....Price $39.00..They do make another model that is -50* to 300*...Cheers Gra..

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

                  Originally posted by 4A7F6C0D0 link=1234874457/0#0 date=1234874457
                  I was at Jaycar the other day to pick up some food safe grease andfound this smallthermometer with K type thermocouple. I had a DMM in a mobile phone holder on the side to monitor the boiler temp but this is much easier on the eyes. It also has high and low alarms as well, the thermocouple fits neatly in with the thermostat probe on my Vibiemme Domobar.
                  Hi Gra,

                  Does it have the normal TC connector to the display or is it hard wired to the display?

                  cheers,
                  James

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

                    Hi Gra,

                    Does it have the normal TC connector to the display or is it hard wired to the display?

                    cheers,
                    James
                    Hi James  

                    Its hard wired with a 50 mm K type probe...

                    Cheers  Gra..

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

                      I bought one of these on Friday and installed it as per Gras. Very easy, but not sure about the best place to run the cable. I ran mine up through the temp. adjustment access hole and out under the lid. I wonder what sort of temp the plastic insulation on the wire can stand. I tied it to the shielded hose that runs to the OPV to try to keep it from touching the copper tubing

                      Ive been using it today (after buying a new battery) and noticing the temperature ranges between about 103º (after boiler refill) and 134º (steam temp) with around 110 - 111º idle.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

                        Just revisiting this one again. I found a local source of a similar Thermometer with  a built in timer. Not cheap at $62 + postage. One source is http://www.hlpcontrols.com.au/prod04.htm Just the thing for manual brewer nuts like me  



                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: thermometer with K type thermocouple

                          Originally posted by 38322730303F2B2D5E0 link=1234874457/10#10 date=1235270783
                          I bought one of these on Friday and installed it as per Gras. Very easy, but not sure about the best place to run the cable. I ran mine up through the temp. adjustment access hole and out under the lid. I wonder what sort of temp the plastic insulation on the wire can stand. I tied it to the shielded hose that runs to the OPV to try to keep it from touching the copper tubing
                          Good one Steve, I ended up using heat shrink over the lead to protect it from hot piping and run my lead out through the bottom right hand side.....

                          Cheers Gra....

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X