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    well yesterday started out like a bad dream. first my woo ring is 1/4 inch to high for the vision. talked to Tom and he said that the Chinese have a problem with quality control. so for the price of shipping he said that he would make me one that fit. so i said that will work for me. so i go out to make me same ribs and set up my new signals with the bellows and about a 1/2 hour into the cook my signal starts to read 0 and then -37 and the bellows stops working. GREAT! Themoworks said it was a bad probe (wild guess) and they will send me a new complementary probe. wow new probe goes bad and they are sending me a complementary probe! i have to pay shipping! this was my second cook. i have so many themoworks items and well i well you know! so i take out my old themopro and hook it up and go manaul adj. so i am doing the boat method for cooking ribs and it calls for 300 to 325 temp. now my themopro is showing 212 and is real slow to come up and i am opening the bottom vents more and more and it is real slow to come up. now the reading is 275 and i am scatching my head and i look at the temp gauge on the vision and i see it is at 350. then i look at the themopro and it is at 295! then the next time i look at the themopro it is reading 195. what the heck! so i get a meat probe and stick it in the vision and it reads 379. second heat probe bites the dust! so i am out of heat probes. so what's next? so i finished the cook with the meat probe and the ribs turned out real good. then i go to post and the site is under attack. i one heck of a day. hope i can post this!
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    Yeah, sometimes it’s a jungle out there!
    Er, pardon me, it’s a rain forest
    Last edited by FireMan; August 8, 2021, 11:06 PM.


      no it was a forest fire.


      • FireMan
        FireMan commented
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        No, no, they are now correctly called “wild fires”. Learnt that last week, yessir. The world is changing , er the planet.



        It does sound like a tough day...


          I "upgraded" to the Signals unit last year and have been very unhappy with it. It works great when it works, but I constantly have connection issues and battery issues. I have found that I rarely need 4 probes, so I stick with my original Smoke and it continues to serve me just fine.


          • efincoop
            efincoop commented
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            Planner47, based on past experience I suspect if you call thermoworks and explain your disatisfaction there is a good chance they will offer you some sort of exchange. I should do the same, but I have just been too lazy.

          • Planner47
            Planner47 commented
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            efincoop i did call as you can see from my post and as i said they are shipping me a complimentary probe (second cook it went bad) but i have to pay shipping! i think that i am done with them if they do not want to stand behind there products. i just can not get the word complimentary out of my mind! it's like they are doing me a favor!
            Last edited by Planner47; August 9, 2021, 12:02 PM.

          • efincoop
            efincoop commented
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            Planner47 I should have been more clear. I was referring to your disatisfaction with the Signals unit. But either way I hear you. My Son-in-law picked up the fireboard. If I ever get another monitor, it will likely be the FB.

          well i just got the invoice for ceramic grill store for shipping the new woo and it was $15.73. the first one that they sent me was $49.94. the first woo was $39.99 plus shipping. (9.95). so looks like altogether i paided $65.67 for a woo to fit my grill!
          just on the curious side if anyone has a vision pro s will you please take a measurement from top top of the fire bowl to the top of the seal base. mine is 2 1/4 inch. Tom at the ceramic store said that the reason that the woo was to high was because the chinese did not pour to spec. as you can see by the pic that this thing is way to high. also if anybody is looking for a woo ring its yours for the shipping.
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            All this woo talk is makin me wobbly.



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