Actual grill temp

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I have a Pro 780. After new rtd and controller, grill temp and set temp are within a few degrees. What is the best way to find actual grill temp.
I have a Thermopro tp 20 and mounted the grill probe across but not touching the rtd. Should this be close the actual temp?
 

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Temps vary across the grill. I place my fireboard probe right about where you have your thermopro and get 20+ difference in temps between the controller and my fireboard. Based on experience I have to believe the fireboard over the controller and have decided that that's just the way it is, I just live with it. When I have two large pieces on, the one on the left cooks faster than the one on the right so I presume the grill is hotter on the left. I move the pieces around and try to get them done at the same time. I'm usually pretty close.
 
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Temps vary across the grill. I place my fireboard probe right about where you have your thermopro and get 20+ difference in temps between the controller and my fireboard. Based on experience I have to believe the fireboard over the controller and have decided that that's just the way it is, I just live with it. When I have two large pieces on, the one on the left cooks faster than the one on the right so I presume the grill is hotter on the left. I move the pieces around and try to get them done at the same time. I'm usually pretty close.
Thanks, that pretty much what i have been experiencing . Didnt know if it was worth a call to Traeger again or just live with it. Since actual and set temps are acceptable in my book, think ill just live with it.
 

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The real interesting thing would be to use the Traeger Probe right where you have yours and see if there is a difference...
 
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The real interesting thing would be to use the Traeger Probe right where you have yours and see if there is a difference...
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I know the Traeger meat probe and the Thermopro read within a few degrees of each other a few millimeters apart and about the same depth in the meat. I will have to try your suggestion sometime and see. Before the new components they were not the same.
 
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well that didnt work right. Lol
 
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