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41597Re: [hobbicast] Re: Furnace temperature

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  • Carl
    Jan 4, 2012
      Ernie:I was hoping you has figured out a cheap "do it yourself" solution. I think what I might do is bury one of the cheaper thermocouples under a thin layer of refractory. That should give me a relative reading. Say if iron melts at a 2000 degree reading I will know the next time I need to heat to 2000 degrees again. It would also be useful to see how a change to the burner will change the temperature. Thanks Carl 

      From: ferrman1001 <ferrman1001@...>
      To: hobbicast@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 9:40 PM
      Subject: [hobbicast] Re: Furnace temperature


      Yes, you were right it is a 'R' type thermocouple probe and when I purchased it 18 years ago it was insanely expensive and I don't think anything has changed at the present time. It has been really helpful in fine tuning my furnace so I can get hot cast iron. I think the second hand market would be your best bet.


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