5" Dial Thermometer

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5" Dial Thermometer

Post by bvbull200 » August 20th, 2019, 8:12 pm

Has anyone put a 5" dial on a DP GF? I've seen a number of them with 4" dials, but I'm wondering if a much bigger dial would look too overwhelming on the door.

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Re: 5" Dial Thermometer

Post by Dirtytires » August 21st, 2019, 1:04 am

It’s your pit....make it like you want it. I see no reason way a larger dial wouldn’t look ok.



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Re: 5" Dial Thermometer

Post by ajfoxy » August 21st, 2019, 2:30 am

:yth: whatever makes you happy.


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Re: 5" Dial Thermometer

Post by bvbull200 » August 21st, 2019, 8:51 am

I'm just trying to see an example of one to determine if it'll make me happy before I buy. =))



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Re: 5" Dial Thermometer

Post by JKalchik » August 21st, 2019, 10:06 am

Send me one, and I'll take a picture of it on mine.... :D

I don't see a 5" as being an issue. I have a 3" (IIRC) on mine, but I practically never use it as I have an automatic temp control on it as well.


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Re: 5" Dial Thermometer

Post by bvbull200 » August 21st, 2019, 2:48 pm

JKalchik wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 10:06 am
Send me one, and I'll take a picture of it on mine.... :D

I don't see a 5" as being an issue. I have a 3" (IIRC) on mine, but I practically never use it as I have an automatic temp control on it as well.
Yes. This will be purely cosmetic. Going with the same auto temp control you have, so the functional gauge will be the one on my web browser ;).

I found some good ones for $40 or so. I'll grab one and mount it up.

We're planning on putting a shroud over it. Figure a 6" pipe cut in half, then mounted over the dial.



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Re: 5" Dial Thermometer

Post by JKalchik » August 21st, 2019, 5:42 pm

Hrrrm..... IIRC, mine has a jam nut on the threads for a screwdriver so that the dial can easily be aligned. Might be a little difficult to tighten or loosen the jam nut with a fairly close shroud. You might want to get your thermometer before welding up the shroud.


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Re: 5" Dial Thermometer

Post by bvbull200 » August 21st, 2019, 8:18 pm

JKalchik wrote:
August 21st, 2019, 5:42 pm
Hrrrm..... IIRC, mine has a jam nut on the threads for a screwdriver so that the dial can easily be aligned. Might be a little difficult to tighten or loosen the jam nut with a fairly close shroud. You might want to get your thermometer before welding up the shroud.
Good call out!

I was planning on having the shroud just cover the top half, not surround the whole thing.

I'm thinking, take a 6" pipe, cut a length that is the distance from the face of the dail to the surface of the door + 1", then cut the pipe in half to make a half circle. Weld that in the appropriate place. I'd be able to get to the jam nut from below.



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Re: 5" Dial Thermometer

Post by Weldun » August 22nd, 2019, 8:44 pm

If you put an oring on the threads of the thermometer you can just hand tighten it and have adjustment to position it just right.


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Re: 5" Dial Thermometer

Post by Smurf » August 23rd, 2019, 6:06 am

I like the shrouds, functional and look good. I cook mostly at 225 so my therms are cockeyed so that 225 is straight up. makes it easy for me to glance at them and see where I need to be.



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Re: 5" Dial Thermometer

Post by Chromeski » August 25th, 2019, 8:25 pm

I think the bigger thermometer looks good. Its not at all needed, but why not



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