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High temp shotmaker thermometer

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by maclellan1911, Jul 4, 2007.

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  1. maclellan1911

    maclellan1911 TS Member

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    I saw a magnetic grill thermometer on the food chanel. Grill and patio show. Would these work, say on the side of cast melting pot.
     
  2. Texas Ton

    Texas Ton TS Member

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    I would probably get an infrared temp gun for about $40 or so.
     
  3. GoldEx

    GoldEx Active Member

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    Midway has this one. We have one for each ladle in our Stewart shotmaker.

    Jeff
     
  4. cableguy

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    Get an an infrared one. Just point and shoot. I use one at the garage all of the time and love it.

    Shawn
     
  5. Quack Shot

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    Basically, you would want a "Pyrometer". They come in two basic types, contact and non-contact. A cheap dial type contact pyrometer can cost as little as about $20 or less. There are electronic versions also and are more expensive. The infrared non-contact style can go from about $30 on up. A decent brand for all around use would be Raytek. They make a few that retail in the $50 range and have laser sighting. Be careful with the lasers, they can hurt your eyes and they will reflect off of shiny materials such as molten lead. Some models allow you to disable the laser and some do not come equipped with one.

    We use them for diagnosis of diesel engines and other applications. I've had one Raytek for eight years and all I've ever had to do was change the battery on occasion. It cost me close to $125 back then. Be sure to get one that has a high enough temperature range.
     
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