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I purchased this set so I would have a back up smoker thermometer. I checked the newly installed one against two other sources and it was (supposedely) off by 10-15 degrees, I can live with that since there is no way to calibrate it. Shipped and delivered in a few days, that worked well. Easy to read, but it would be nice if the needle has a bright tip. I position my gauge so my preferred cooking temp. (not to exceed) is at 12:00 o'clock (300 degrees).
Bought 2 of these to put on the new smoker my wife got me for our anniversary. An Old Country Over Under (rear fire box). Gauges are very accurate, easy to read from a distance. No fogging on the lenses. They are doing what exactly what they are supposed to. With accuracy!
We installed this thermometer in the steel door of a brick smoker/pizza oven. It was easy to install and works very well. It is easy to read even from a distance which makes keeping the temperature consistent much simpler.
I just received my temperature gauges. I immediately did a hot water test on the 2 gauges and my Themapen. Both gauges were accurate and within 3-5 degrees of each other and the Thermapen at most, so I am very happy thus far. These are also adjustable, which I wasn't sure about based on the description and conflicting reviews. I guess this may mean I received the newer model.
I bought these to replace the OKJ gauge that came with my Highland smoker. The dial on these is more precise and easier to read than the OKJ guage in my opinion. These were also significantly more accurate than my OKJ guage, which was reading about 20-30 degrees high. Admittedly, I did drop my OKJ guage when unpacking the smoker because I didn't see it packed in with one of the handles, so could likely be due to that.
Did the boiling water test. They both came in at 212F. I'm satisfied with that. Requires drilling some pretty big holes. Threaded shaft measures 13/16" which is an odd size. Will see if I can get some washers. Hex nuts on it seem pretty thin. I think some washers and sealant are necessary to make a good seal. Went to the store and got 4 fairly thin stainless fender washers with an inside diameter of 1/2". Used a step drill to open them up to about 13/16". I bent 2 of them with my shop press to a little smaller radius than the smoker to go on the outside and seal with a little RTV hi-temp silicone. Tightening them down made the washer sit flush against the curved lid. Another washer on the inside created a good strong surface to tighten the nuts against. I used calipers while drilling to make sure I got the holes just big enough to get the washers on the thermometer. Put some blue painters tape on the grill, measured and marked where I wanted the thermometers and drilled a pilot hole through the tape. Then opened the hole up to 13/16" with the step drill bit. The whole deal took about 30 minutes.