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Offline Kummok

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? >>Multiple Mavericks
« on: June 16, 2005, 05:05:14 pm »
Looking around the forum, I haven't seen this issue come up with the Maverick ET-73....If you operate 2 or more ET-73s, are there any problems with transmissions since they all operate on the same frequency?[?][?]

I'm FINALLY breaking out of the "Salmon Only" mode of smoking [:p] and want to buy the Maverick. Then I got to thinking about having two operating at the same time and wondered if that was a problem. I asked Maverick, but got a HUH?? sales pitch answer from the nice secretary of somebody...now I'd like to hear from the REAL pros: the Bradley forum smokers...anyone use more than one at the same time?

35 years of extinguishing smoking stuff and now I'm wondering WHY!
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Re: ? >>Multiple Mavericks
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2005, 05:36:04 pm »
You could bite the bullet, spend some of that new boat money, and buy a procom4 BBQ Guru and you can not only monitor multiple pieces of meat, but also monitor 2 cabinets and auto regulate two BS at once if the load is similar.  Checked w/BBGuru owner Shotgun Fred, and the Raptor will handle the watts for two units.

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Re: ? &gt;&gt;Multiple Mavericks
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2005, 10:29:23 pm »
I'm surprised by their response, they seemed to be knowledgeable of the products they sell.

I'm not positive, but I believe that they would interfer with each other. I recently installed a wireless network, and had to change the channel, because it was interfering with my neighbor who was using a channel close to the one I was using. So it doesn't have to be the same frequency, there are times the frequencies only need to be close.


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Re: ? &gt;&gt;Multiple Mavericks
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2005, 05:52:49 am »
Bill:
I'm perpetually remodeling the place here and $$ is too tight to justify the Binford 5000 controller so far...and NO dipping into the "bigger boat" fund either[;)]

Hab:
I stuck with it and asked for clarification on their first unintelligible answer and they confirmed that I should have no problem IF I started/calibrated each unit seperately, rather than at the same time. I'm still a little skeptical but I'm ordering two so I'll soon know for certain!

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2005, 11:01:02 am »
I'm sure they gave you the right advice. Every time I have called or sent an e-mail they were on the money.

Your question was probably a new one. I would not put it past them to do an experiment to see what would happens when two units running side by side, so they would have the answer next time.


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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2005, 05:42:17 pm »
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Your question was probably a new one. I would not put it past them to do an experiment to see what would happens when two units running side by side, so they would have the answer next time.
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2005, 06:23:47 pm »
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Kummok</i>
<br />...If you operate 2 or more ET-73s, are there any problems with transmissions since they all operate on the same frequency?[?][?]
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Interesting question Kummok, but my first response is why?  I assume that the ET-73 is the dual probe unit and I don't know why you would use more than one.  However, if you were doing different meats and needed to pull them at different temps, I can start to understand.  What I would do in that case, is for the odd smoke that requires 4 probes, I would watch it manually and not use the remote temp reader if you have any concerns about them messing each other up.

Sorry if I'm off the mark here, I don't have a Maverick, I have a cheap single probe, so maybe I don't know exactly how they work.


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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2005, 11:01:23 pm »
WTF:
I plan to use one probe for meat and one for interior.....ET-73 gives me the advantage of monitoring smoker temps at a distance, since I step up my temps at specific time intervals when smoking salmon...

35 years of extinguishing smoking stuff and now I'm wondering WHY!
Kummok @ Homer, AK USA