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Thread: VS: 120v/220V PID setup - UPDATE!

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    VS: 120v/220V PID setup



    Not the best picture.

    I took it earlier and the lighting wasn't best.

    Basically get a piece of solid 14 ga wire.
    Wrap it four times around the probe as tight as you can.
    Take the two ends and crimp into a ring terminal.
    Mount under one of the existing screws that are at the top as shown in picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HATCH View Post


    Not the best picture.

    I took it earlier and the lighting wasn't best.

    Basically get a piece of solid 14 ga wire.
    Wrap it four times around the probe as tight as you can.
    Take the two ends and crimp into a ring terminal.
    Mount under one of the existing screws that are at the top as shown in picture.
    Aghhh. Thank you sir. For some crazy reason I thought the probe went into the pot..

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    The probe is in the pot. What you are looking at is the top part of the probe sticking out.
    If you look at my first post on this listing you will see a probe in a cup of ICE water.
    If you look at the above picture, you are looking at just the top. Basically were the threads are.
    The probe I used above was a different style that wasn't threaded.
    But YES the probe goes in the lead

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    Quote Originally Posted by lablover View Post
    Aghhh. Thank you sir. For some crazy reason I thought the probe went into the pot..
    So this is just to hold the probe in place? Correct? Sorry, The picture is hard to make out.

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    Yes, just to hold the probe in place.

    It wasn't the best lighting. I will try and get a better picture tomorrow so you get a better idea

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    Will the temperature got down to like 150 F or 160 F for use on a heating element on an electric smoker?

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    Sure.
    These are rated based on the thermocouple.
    I have the following thermocouples to choose from
    4 inch probe (400c & 700c)
    3/8 diam ring (600c)
    Small ring (for master caster 700c)
    6mm threaded (400c for lube heaters)

    If your going to use a probe and keep it below 700f, I can knock $5 off and supply you with a 750f max probe instead of the normal one which is rated over 1000f


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    Received my PID today
    Thank you Hatch
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    Is there any concern with leaving the probe in the lead when shutting down the pot? I leave my thermometer in the pot at all times. I’d like to leave the probe in as well provided it wouldn’t damage it.
    Started casting January 2016 and having fun.

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    the probe is designed to stay in the pot

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    I’ll take it. PM me where to send payment.
    Started casting January 2016 and having fun.

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    VS: 120v/220V PID setup

    I have one of these and can vouch for the quality and itís simplicity. Buy with confidence!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnotherNew1 View Post
    I would like one. PM Inbound
    Just Received. It is very nice. Can't wait for temps to go above 50 Deg outside.
    Thank You and looks great as others have said.
    Today I Learned That I know less than I Thought.
    Tommorow will be the same, I'm Sure!!

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    Got mine and it is a beauty.

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    Received my standard PID a few days ago and am very pleased with it. If you are on the fence, well, don't hesitate to purchase from Hatch. Unit is commercial quality imo, good communication, and fast shipping.

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    A shoutout here for Hatchís service.

    I got one of his units a few months ago, just before he started fusing them. Well, I had a problem with my unit when I finally got around to hooking it up to my pot a week ago (life interferes, donít you know) and dropped him a line asking for advice. He had me send back my unit on his dime, and shipped me a new one, which he sent before I even got my unit in the mail. And, of course, it is the new, updated fused version.

    Havenít seen service like that except for maybe Dillon Precision.

    Thanks, Hatch!

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    I try to treat people like I want to be treated.
    Yours was the first one that had to be exchanged and I trust you so doing a advance warranty exchange wasnít a worry.
    Now days with some people you might not get back a defective unit.....
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    I have 2 standards units ready to ship
    I have 1 standard unit but without circuit breaker - $110 shipped for this unit- The probe has been in lead but is still covered by by NO BS 6 month warranty

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    I need one of these I will be checking back on the 1st of next month and see if you have any left, might have exceeded my spending limit for reloading this month.
    "Yes or no will almost always suffice as the answer"

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    I have enough parts to build 2 more and I have more parts on order
    I expect the enclosure order to arrive in the next three to five days. Its already cleared customs.
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