Where to buy 'A' style clip for temperature probe?

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by valve90210, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. valve90210

    valve90210 Newbie

    Hi All


    Last summer I got myself a ThermoPro TP-08 to measure my temperatures. It came with a funny sort of clip for the Oven probe that doesn't work very well, so I got myself and 'A' style clip (as above) which was much better, I've since misplaced this and want to buy another but I'm struggling to find anywhere to get one from, does anyone know of anywhere?

    This was what I purchased before but is currently unavailable:



    Thanks
     
  2. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Scott. I have a spare that I can let you have [​IMG]
     
  4. valve90210

    valve90210 Newbie

    That would be smashing, cheers Wade. [​IMG]

    I will also give ETI a call when I get a minute to see how much they might charge for future reference...
     
  5. Hi mate, just wondering how you're getting on with the TP-08? Is it serving you well? I ordered one last night but it's gonna take a while to arrive from China. Booooo! I hate waiting lol
     
  6. valve90210

    valve90210 Newbie

    Hi

    I've found it really good actually, tis a little fiddly to set up initially if you want to setup the temperature alarms etc but otherwise is simple enough.

    The probes might be a bit fragile, I'e only used it a handful of times and I've already had to have a replacement BBQ probe sent out to me, though to give them their due they did so without any fuss and a very quickly too.
     
  7. reti

    reti Newbie

    I just bought a two probe thermometer (the inkbird, thanks for the suggestion @Wade) and I'll need to find a clip like this too. Doesn't look like there are any Amazon or Ebay sellers so I might have to pick up one of those ETI ones as well. Almost looks like you could make one with an old meter ruler and a drill!
     
  8. valve90210

    valve90210 Newbie

    My inkbird came with an A clip in the package... :)
     
  9. reti

    reti Newbie

    oh sweet! It's not listed as being in the package, nor is it pictured in any of the product photos. I'll hold fire and see if it's included with mine too!

    Cheers
     
  10. valve90210

    valve90210 Newbie

    I was pleasantly surprised to find it came with one.  :)
     
  11. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I recently bought one of the Inkbirds to review too and it came with a clip as well
     
  12. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was a little worried about getting replacement probes for the Inkbird as they are obviously a proprietary probe. Inkbird customer services have confirmed that they are, indeed, proprietary but they also sent me a link for ordering spare probes - £7.99.



    When I just looked it said "Only 6 left in stock" but I guess they will be getting more.
     
  13. okie362

    okie362 Smoking Fanatic

    I use a clothespin with a hole drilled though the ends you squeeze.  I needed a clip for grate temps and I needed it NOW!  It worked so I never got around to replacing it
     
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  14. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A great work around - points for lateral thinking [​IMG]
     
  15. reti

    reti Newbie

    How long do you expect these probes to last? You can never guess the longevity of some of these companies so I'm wondering if it's worth picking up a few spares to keep in the cupboard just in case they go under!
     
  16. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did your box look like this:

     
  17. reti

    reti Newbie

    Picking mine up tomorrow!

    [update] Yep, looks the same as yours and has the clip. Saves me trying to find one :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2017
  18. That's a brilliant idea!
    My TP-08 arrived yesterday - a lot quicker than I expected - only 13 days rather than the stated 20 to 40 days. But as stated by someone else, the triangle shaped clip that comes with is useless. I might try some pulled pork over the weekend so don't have time to wait on a new clip arriving. Clothes peg it's going to be!
     
  19. valve90210

    valve90210 Newbie

    I might give the clothes peg idea a try too, sounds like a great plan.


    On a related note, does anyone know the diameter of the probes? I'm looking at sourcing some high temperature heat shrink to protect the wire entry point on the probes but need to know what diameter shrink I'd need.

    I can measure when I get home but then won't be able to contact the company I'm looking at for over a week as I'm going away, so if anyone could help I'd be able to contact them today. Ta muchly.
     
  20. I've spent a while in work here looking up those A shaped clips and it seems they are next to impossible to find, unless you want to import them from America at stupid prices...

    Just under 4mm mate. If you got 5mm shrink tube that shrinks at 2:1 ratio I would imagine it to be a lovely fit. Post of photo if and when you get it done!
     

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