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#1 Marc McMillan

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:42 PM

My wife did a pretty spectacular job at breaking my pyrometer. When she came back from the garage 3 seconds after leaving with it I had to ask "did you run it over with the car?"

 

Anyways, I want to ask for brands you have been happy with. I do mainly saggar firing with it.

 

Thank you for your input.

Best Regards,

Marc

 

 



#2 JBaymore

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:50 PM

Omega Engineering.

 

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:51 PM

Haven't bought yet but, I will from here

Omega engineering

http://www.omega.com...CFas-MgodS3cAKw


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 05:55 PM

Question  did you leave it her pathway??



#5 Marc McMillan

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 07:58 PM

Thanks for the recommendation.
And babs...I left it outside so she said it was my fault since she had to put it away.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:11 PM

Obviously careless Marc! A pyrometer outside! WE have thermometers for that jobbie!

SO it's your fault    SHeath broken or wire broken or is it the actual meter that's been smashed?

I still fire with a thermocouple which has no sheath. A careless potter, hmm, smashed the procelain sheath on removing a shelf, the wires still intact so yours may be salvageable.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

I bought the dual Skutt digital pryometer about 5 years ago it's been great, you would probably only need the single for saggar firing.     Denice



#8 Marc McMillan

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:59 AM

Being a married man of 20 years Babs, I of course have to say...you're right. It was my fault. And the meter itself was smashed beyond belief.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:29 PM

The Bartlett Hand Held Data Logging Digital is quite decent.

I have seem them completely engulfed in flames for extended periods and come out unscathed.

 

What I want it the 2 input thermo to usb interface into a laptop.

then you get a graph and and more.

Not too expensive w K-type thermo's: again at Omega engineering

 

Ideally it would be that with type S thermos because I am mostly interested in what happens above c6 but then it turns into real money ...

goes onto the maybe next year list.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:50 PM

Most potters firing to cone 10 (or higher) don't realize how inaccurate Type K is at those temps.... not even rated for that use by ASTM.

 

But yes....... a Type S thermocouple is like buying a wedding ring.  ;)

 

best,

 

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:36 PM

Most potters firing to cone 10 (or higher) don't realize how inaccurate Type K is at those temps.... not even rated for that use by ASTM.

 

But yes....... a Type S thermocouple is like buying a wedding ring.  ;)

 

best,

 

....................john

Not to be left lying around outside! :)






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