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Rubit
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 6:41 am    Post subject: Maveric temperature ET 73 Reply with quote

Got a ET 73 in the mail today from Amazon for my birthday. It has a maximum transmision range of 3 feet. I have checked the batteries and they are good. It works great unless i go beyound the 3 foot range whick pretty much sucks.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel your pain...I just got an ET-7 Maverick, did a smoke last weekend and had to reset the thing every time I went back in the house. The receiver was about 10 feet away, on the other side of a sliding glass door(I could see the transmitter) bought mine on Amazon also Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear if you tie a string and tin can to it you can gain an additional 20 feet of "transmission", provided the string is in a tight, straight line... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an ET-73 that I have been using for about 2 years now and it works great.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That seems the way it goes,by the old post, it either works real good people or sucks. I was wrong on the 3 feet of range, it is only 2 feet.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you got a bad one.... email the place you got it and you'll probably have to return it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a long range(about 20 ft) remote temp gauge,digital type ?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get yourself a couple (or six) of these and enjoy the 120' range. I have had two for about six months and they are dead-accurate and a pleasure to use. I put the remote on my night stand and let the good smoke roll. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had a taylor now for about a year, and have had no problems, range is great, I can go inside, mow, ect. Only time I've seen a problem is when I put the remote between me and the back side of the smoker, seems the metal reflects the signal back, otherwise works its great. Got mine on sale at a local hardware store for $19.99! should have bought 2

Not sure how two side by side would work? might have some problem with two wireless connections.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is the maverik the one that has two probes? One for the meat and one for the smoker? I have one and I get a range of about 30 feet. I have to leave the reciever next to the windo in my kitchen so I don't lose the signal. I get a range of at least 100' but it loses the signal on a regular basis. So I leave it next to the kitchen window so I can hear the alarm. Hope that helps. Is this unit water proof as I have smokes in the rain occasionally.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got two of the Taylors. They have dip switches inside so you can put them on seperate frequencies. One of mine works great for the long distance (15' into the house). But the other one only works up to about 5'. The strange thing is if I switch the probe from the base unit that works with the remote to the main unit that doesn't work with the remote, it then starts working. So it's seems like there is a problem with the probe. But it reads accurately via the main base unit. I can't figure that one out.

I bought mine off ebay - some guy sells a 2-pack or 3-pack at a little bit of a discount versus just buying them individually.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17 06 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...3 feet would definitely stink. I have had my ET73 for a year + now and I would say I have a range of 30-40 feet or so. I do find that if I am inside that it works best when next to a window though.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18 06 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Change the batteries?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18 06 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JimH wrote:
Change the batteries?


Ditto
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18 06 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a 2-3 foot range kinda takes all the fun out of having a remote. Sad Hell, I wouldn't even be able to use my lawn chair with that range.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18 06 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes the batteries were checked under load. Emailed Maverick and they said send it to them and they would send back a unit that has been ranged checked. Put it in the mail today.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20 06 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rubit wrote:
Yes the batteries were checked under load. Emailed Maverick and they said send it to them and they would send back a unit that has been ranged checked. Put it in the mail today.


That was going to be my sugestion. i have had mine for about two years and has worked great. A few months ago the sending unit stopped registering the food temp. I sent mine in and they sent me a new one.

$14.99 for the Taylor at Amazon sounds like a great price.
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