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Might have solve a problem with the Maverick probes

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    Might have solve a problem with the Maverick probes

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ID:	59299 I have read here on this forum and other forums where people was having problems with the Maverick Redi-Chek probes of shorting out due to moisture getting inside the probe. So back in the summer I order a gasket and the gasket sealer from www.bbqgaskets.com for the WSM and I had some of the gasket sealer left and since it was supposed to withstand high heat and was food grade I came up with the ideal of putting some of it where the cable enters the probe. I did this on Saturday and did a 8 hour cook on Sunday. The cooker temp was between 225-250 and was a little over 300 while heating the cooker up and the sealer hold up great. What are your thoughts on this ideal?

    #2
    I love this idea! WTG man!

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      #3
      DW,
      I did this about a month ago with my probes. It's a must in my opinion. I have always had issues with Mavericks in the past, but I learned on here that it was moisture from cleaning, cooking etc. I saw on a different thread where someone did this same thing. Mine has held up great so far. No Probelms. FYI I used, Silicone RTV-6500 High Temperature Silicone Sealant. Says its good up to 500 F continuous. Its worked well so far. Great post, I know this is a problem for a lot of people.

      -John

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      • DWCowles
        DWCowles commented
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        I just knew this ideal has been taken, dang. But anyway Spinnaker I was kinda worrying about the sealer harden up and breaking but actually it's very flexible after it dries.

      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        DW,
        The kind that I used said that it has 20% movement after curing. So I'm guessing that has something to do with the elasticity of the silicone.

      #4
      Great idea!

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        #5
        RTV from the automotive world, just saying...that stuff holds up great.

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          #6
          Originally posted by chudzikb View Post
          RTV from the automotive world, just saying...that stuff holds up great.
          Permatex® Ultra Copper® Maximum Temperature RTV Silicone Gasket Maker


          OEM specified. For high operating temperatures common in 4-cylinder, turbocharged or high-performance engines. The most advanced, high temp RTV silicone gasket available. Sensor-safe, low odor, noncorrosive. Superior adhesion. Three times more oil resistant than conventional silicones; eight times more flexible than cut gaskets. Temperature range -65°F to 700°F (-54°C to 371°C) intermittent; resists auto and shop fluids and vibration.

          M




          -Make sure you use the high temp version...

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          • chudzikb
            chudzikb commented
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            Yes sir, that would be the high end product. Works very well...

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