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  • weok
    Former Member
    • Sep 2017
    • 11
    • Fort Worth, TX

    high temp silicon rings

    I like the color rings Thermoworks is using with their new Signals. I've been looking around to see if I could find them to use with my Fireboard probes and so far I've had no luck. Anybody know where I might be able to locate them for purchase? I didn't see them listed on Thermoworks site and my searches on Amazon are less then inspiring.

    Thanks!
  • Donw
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 2334

    #2
    Look for dental, or surgical, instrument bands. They are made to be autoclaved and they hold up well to high heat. I’ve been using them for years.

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    • HawkerXP
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 4442
      • Northern Virginia
      • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
        Thermopop
        Dot w two probes
        Slo n Sear
        Cold beer

      #3
      I use bread twisty things on the jack end of the cable. The one with the twist is grate temp, without is meat.

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      • texastweeter
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 2574
        • Republic of Texas

        #4
        Colored heat shrink tubing at the juncture of the wire and the probe, and then again at wire and jack.

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        • fzxdoc
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 4534
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          #5
          I checked some surgical instrument ring marker sites and that silicone is only rated to 135°C or 275°F, so depending on where it is placed (not directly on probe inside cooker) it may work.

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          Google "Surgical Instrument Color Coding Bands" and a bunch pop up, including some on Amazon. But read the Amazon reviews carefully. Some are too rigid to work.

          Kathryn
          Last edited by fzxdoc; November 8th, 2018, 12:49 PM.

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          • Donw
            Donw commented
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            Good point. The ones I use are from boxes I purchased 35+ years ago when I started practicing and they aren’t the almost see-thru ones shown in the photo. I know mine have been on the probe in the cooker at 350 and haven’t shown any damage from that heat.

          • fzxdoc
            fzxdoc commented
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            Good to know, Donw . Thanks.

            K.
        • fuzzydaddy
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          • Nov 2014
          • 4940
          • Near my cookers...Pensacola FL
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          #6
          ThermoWorks has them for $2.99. https://www.thermoworks.com/high-temp-probe-rings

          I ordered 4-sets and shipping was $3.

          "Included with Signals but also sold separately for other devices. These colorful probe rings are rated to 600°F (315°C). Put one on each end of a probe to help identify which probe is connected to which device while using multiple probes. Includes 2 blue, 2 red, 2 green, and 2 yellow probe rings, one for each end of up to four probes. Compatible with all ThermoWorks probes."
          Last edited by fuzzydaddy; November 9th, 2018, 05:45 AM.

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          • fzxdoc
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 4534
            • My toys:
              Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
              Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
              Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
              Weber Kettle Premium 22"
              Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
              Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


              Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
              Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
              Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
              Grill Grate for SnS
              Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
              Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
              2 Grill Grate Griddles

              Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
              Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
              Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
              2 Fireboard Driver Cables
              Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
              Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
              Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
              Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
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              Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
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              Maverick ET 733
              Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

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              Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
              Charcoal Companion TurboQue
              A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

              BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

              Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
              Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
              Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
              Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

            #7
            Originally posted by fuzzydaddy View Post
            Well, there you go, weok . Exactly what you wanted. Let us know how they work on the Fireboard probes.

            Thanks, fuzzydaddy.

            Kathryn

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            • weok
              Former Member
              • Sep 2017
              • 11
              • Fort Worth, TX

              #8
              Thanks for the great suggestions all! I will report back when I have them to try out with my Fireboard probes!

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              • weok
                Former Member
                • Sep 2017
                • 11
                • Fort Worth, TX

                #9
                Just got my silicon rings in from Thermoworks. They were easy to install onto my Fireboard probes. Here are a few pictures to check out. I took the red probe for a test drive at 250ish degrees for a couple of hours. Click image for larger version

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                • fuzzydaddy
                  fuzzydaddy commented
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                  Awesome! Mine arrived but I’m out of town. I’ll be putting them on my XR-50 probes next week.

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