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  • Mike W1's Avatar
    01-09-2018, 05:23 PM
    I'm sure the Lyman digital generally works but I took a different approach. Bought a digital VOM that has a temperature scale. A little more expensive and a lot of other uses. The TC they show looks like one of the cheesy little ebay specials...
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    12-27-2017, 05:23 PM
    First do what T herder said. Probably would work if wired correctly. If not that rig is $195 on ebay and a TA7-SNR or TA4-SNR for $30 or whatever will do what you want for a lead pot.
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    12-27-2017, 02:18 PM
    Looked back thru these posts and it's probably the PID itself. One would assume it was wired right in the first place. On a Mypin there's some differences which pins are the control leads to the SSR and also which ones to hook the TC to but 1 & 2...
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    12-27-2017, 01:14 PM
    Disconnect the TC and short those 2 pins with a small piece of wire. Should then read ambient temperature. If it does it's likely OK but you'd also best check the parameter settings to be sure they're correct. It's easy enough to have changed one...
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    12-23-2017, 01:43 PM
    Mike W1 replied to a thread Casting thermometer in Cast Boolits
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    12-21-2017, 06:11 PM
    I've never cast a bullet that large but I'd expect with an aluminum mold it's gonna get hot real quick. I did quite of bit of casting using a TC to monitor temperatures and it's amazing how much mold temp can vary. I'd really recommend a...
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    12-17-2017, 09:56 AM
    No links allowed on here I guess but have found them at AUBERINS, OMEGA, NEWARK, & TCDIRECT (.com). Last one came out of MN and was I think shipped out of the MN Bookstore. mn_measurement User ID mn_measurement (Feedback score 19528) was the...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
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C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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