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  • Donw
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 1969

    Probe storage project - 1st attempt

    Since we have blizzard conditions today I turned to figuring out a better way to store all my probes than throwing them all into a box. This is my first attempt, but already have ideas to improve them such as making them interlocking so the probe points are protected better. At least now I won’t have a tangle of wires to unravel each time.
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  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9746
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    #2
    I just roll them around three of my fingers and put a rubber band around them.

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    • Steve R.
      Steve R. commented
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      That's exactly what I do.

    • Donw
      Donw commented
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      So did I actually. However the other day I dropped one of the rubber bands and one of my dogs ate it. Luckily it passed after a few days but after thinking of a possible large vet bill, it got me to thinking about doing something else.

    • DWCowles
      DWCowles commented
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      I’m glad everything came out ok.
  • Sephon
    Club Member
    • Jan 2017
    • 189
    • NW, PA
    • Setup
      • Primo Oval XL
      • Charbroil 990 w/ Custom Firebox
      • Fireboard w/ Fireboard Drive
      • Pit Viper Fan
      • iGrill 2
      • Thermapen Mk. 4
      • FOGO Premium Lump Charcoal
      Favorites
      Beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest
      Whiskey: Bulleit ; Weller 12
      Cook: Wings or Spare Ribs
      Hobby: Saltwater Fly fishing; Warhammer 40k

    #3
    Did you 3D print them?

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    • Donw
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      Yes, using a corn based plastic.

    • Sephon
      Sephon commented
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      That's awesome! Great work. I'm excited to see the updates.
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 3888
    • Northern Virginia
    • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
      Thermopop
      Dot w two probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #4
    Really? I just stick them in a ziplock bag. Clean them, hang to dry and into the bag.

    Sorry, everyone to there own.........

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    • texastweeter
      Club Member
      • Jul 2017
      • 1990
      • Republic of Texas

      #5
      wrap around a dowel pin and secure with Velcro strips

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 10656
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #6
        I just cut a paper towel core into short pieces and wrap the wires around that. But I do like your idea. I have also been thinkin' about getting these.

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        • Donw
          Donw commented
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          Thanks for the link. I had not seen these before but they are similar in design. When I pull the plug on the fireboard I think I will get some of them.

        • Sephon
          Sephon commented
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          I have 4 of them, they are great. It's a soft, pliable plastic too.

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