Thermocouple protector for sale

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I built this thermocouple protector for my Pro780 after damaging the original and waiting 3 months for the replacement to come in. It is made from bare sheet steel and seasoned to inhibit rust. Given the poor location of the very fragile thermocouple on some of these models would anyone be interested in buying one of these for their own Traeger? Maybe $20 ea? I might be persuaded into making some and mailing them out to help out some fellow Traegerites.
 

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Great idea. Did you have to drill screw holes in the side, or were they already there?
 
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It was all just raw sheet steel. I cut, bent, drilled, filed, seasoned everything. Figured the drill holes in the side will aid in air circulation and reduce the amount of heat retained and in turn "felt" by the thermocouple. Although, thinking about it, having something that retains heat near the thermocouple may help to dampen quick/frequent temperature swings. A thermal capacitor if you will.
 

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I'll just add that they probably have the fragile thermocouple tip exposed to give it very fast response. My grill responds much faster than my Fireboard. This aids the controller in reducing lag.

Nice work on the protectors!
 

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