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> I solved the problem of "Thermometer Vision" by purchasing an
> inexpensive electronic thermometer, which included a temp alarm. I
> set the alarm to go off at a temp just under the cut temps.
........This is a handy thing.
> I also have an old baby monitor and on a few occasions, I have set
> monitor up near the electronic thermo and carry the receiver around
> with me to listen for the alarm. The monitor is nice because you
> be able to hear any unusual actions, i.e. hoses breaking loose,
I dispute that. I have had water flow cease (no sound) and I have
had submersible pump failure (again no sound as my underwater pump is
silent when running). And I have had a seam spring a vapour leak
(again no sound because the leak was small & there's no significant
pressure driving the still). Any one of which could have caused a
major event. Bottom line, DON'T rely on gadgets as a substitute for
eyes, ears & nose. If you do, you may be explaining to the fire
warden & insurance company why your property was destroyed (hopefully
your kids weren't in it at the time). S T A Y S A F E !!
The risk of foolish & careless operation is one BIG REASON WHY we are
having so much difficulty legalising this hobby. Common sense is