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    PID question

    Do you guys leave the thermocouple to your PID in your lead pot when you are through casting or take it out?
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    I leave mine in. Does not seem to harm anything.

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    I usually take mine out.

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    I've been leaving mine in. Just wondered what everyone else did.
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    +1 on leaving it in.

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    I leave mine in. My pot stays on my table but I probably would remove it if I stored my pot away.

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    I leave mine in but I do unplug the the thermocouple from my PID.



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    I leave it in. It's bolted to the pot with plumbing straps. I have a plug on the PID end so I can disconnect it.
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    I see a couple people say they unplug it. Just wondering the reasoning for that?

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    What Beagle333 said, I have to move my pot from storage and put it in my casting area so the need for the plug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger391xt View Post
    I see a couple people say they unplug it. Just wondering the reasoning for that?

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    I installed a panel mounted female thermocouple connector on my PID and then put a male connector on my thermocouples. So, Iím simply unplugging my thermocouple from my PID.

    I not only use my PID for my melting pot but also for my coating oven and for smelting range scrap so I have several thermocouples.


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    I leave the TC in the Pot, but more times than not, I drain the alloy after a session ...so while the TC is in the pot, it isn't in frozen alloy.

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    My TC is attached to a 1/4" all-thread and the all-thread goes through a shelf above where my casting pot sits when casting. With this I can adjust how far I want the TC to be suspended from the shelf above and use the same TC with which ever casting pot I choose. I have a RCBS Pro melt, a Lyman mag 20 and a Lee Magnum Melter and use the TC set up with each so I take it out of the melt before shutting the pots down. Gp

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    I leave me in also

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