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#41 cheshire

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 04:25 PM

im actually having a problem with getting photos on my computer but luckily here is the exact same one in white that i found on google images :pirate:

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not bad eh

#42 cheshire

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:24 AM

yay, leveled off at 75% after being in there for a while, perfect readin :)

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 10:00 AM

as for leaving the hygrometer in the fc. i have found that the inexpensive digital ones are not made to handle being in such a high rh environment. wires start to corrode, the pcb get water logged and the the gauge craps out. if you wanna leave it in there either get a digital one made to handle the high rh....(expensive) or get a good analog one from a cigar shop.....(cheap).

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 10:29 AM

i would not leave it in the chamber for extended times,
everyone i tried that with
crapped out fast.
better just to check regularly
then once you get it zero'd in
you won't need to as much.

#45 hungryhippo

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 10:47 AM

I went to the only 2 cigar shops in town trying to find a polytherm hygrometer like Hippie3 suggests, but they dont even have anything close. The only hygrometer they have with a needle is NON-adjustable cheap $5 model that when I exhaled my breath into in the needle didnt budge. I dont remember the brand but they had 2 types of digital hygrometers that "claim to be within 1% accurate." One was $30 and the other was $40. Will this work, or would I be best looking for the other type? Does anybody have a link they can post up to a good reliable hygrometer I can get? Or maybe ebay or something.... Or will the digital work?

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 10:53 AM

Those will probably work. Some digis will only read "high" when the rH is above 90% so thats really no good. Make sure these dont do that.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 11:18 AM

I've bought a few analog ones from these guys and they were ok and the shipping was incredibly fast. I now get the analogs at Lowes for 4-5 dollars. It's an Accurite thermo/hygro combo that works ok and holds the correct rh after it has been calibrated.

Everyone is raving about this digital model. Cigar guys are really anal about hygrometers as you may know. The reviews for this model are great, so i'd be inclined to purchase it. I prolly will when I need a new hygro.

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#48 solentblu

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 06:39 PM

most of the cheap digitals work ok but dont leave them in extreme humidity for too long.more than a few hours.they are not sealed to well and short out.at leased thats been my experience.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:24 PM

I bought the most expensive cheapie at Lowes, probably around $30. When I'm at 100% humidity, it will register 98% RH. IMO, this is fine for our purposes, especially for cakes. Regardless of its accuracy in reporting the actual percentage of relative humidity, it makes an excellent gauge of changes in humidity. So if your cheapie hygro all of a sudden drops low or shoots higher, you know there's something amiss that you need to look into.

#50 hungryhippo

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:00 PM

I bought the most expensive cheapie at Lowes, probably around $30. When I'm at 100% humidity, it will register 98% RH. IMO, this is fine for our purposes, especially for cakes. Regardless of its accuracy in reporting the actual percentage of relative humidity, it makes an excellent gauge of changes in humidity. So if your cheapie hygro all of a sudden drops low or shoots higher, you know there's something amiss that you need to look into.



Do you happen to remember the brand? If not I can just look for the digital around $30. thanks

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:05 PM

i bought this one a few weeks ago and have no complaints, although i'm using it for a garden and not mushies

Cheap Hydroponics - Discount Hydroponic Supplies, Grow Lights, Hydroponic Fertilizers, and much more - Sunleaves Hygro-Thermometer (Powered by CubeCart)

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:11 PM

I bought 5 of these on ebay for $48.00 including shipping awhile back..they work great for me.

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:35 PM

Do you happen to remember the brand? If not I can just look for the digital around $30. thanks


It was Oregon Scientific.




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