Installing cat temp probe

Ashful Posted By Ashful, Oct 13, 2012 at 7:55 PM

  1. Ashful

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    So, the Jotul 12's have a threaded plug in the back, which can be removed to expose the refractory cat chamber. They say to spin a 1/4" drill bit thru the refractory by hand, and then insert your probe in the hole. No mention of a probe that threads into the plug hole, or even of cementing the probe in place. Seems strange to me to have a probe hanging from nothing but the strength of some delicate 3/4" thick refractory board, especially for those of us using remote probes with wires than can be accidentally tugged, thus likely damaging the refractory.

    Any words of wisdom, here?
     
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    The process is the same for a VC. You put the probe in it won't feel tight but as long as its not disturbed it will be fine. I just wired the probe cable to a stove leg so it won't move.
     
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    Okay. Seems like a less than thoroughly planned setup from both manufacturers, particularly in the case of a wired remote probe, but at least I didn't miss something!

    I think I'll center-drill the factory plug bolt on the lathe, and then cement my probe into that for installation.
     

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