Accurite failing the salt test

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SusanJoM, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    Okay, so my Wal-Mart Accurite temp and humidity gauge has been in the zip lock bag with the salt for 8 hours, and the gauge is only reading 61 (should be 75)

    I'm guessing that is so far off the mark that I should just return the sucker.

    What do you think?

    Can anyone recommend a not-too-expensive brand that is more likely to be closer to true?

    Susan
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Actually, another one of the same model may be better. I have two of those. One reads 10% lower than the other and I just mentally adjust the numbers for the difference. I have a Flukers that is pretty good for humidity since it's made for a reptile type environment. I also have a small Springfield that's great and Taylor makes some good ones.
     
  3. ml

    ml Songster

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    Mine reads about 10 degress lower too. I suggest that new ones get calabrated against your home thermostat.
    ml
     
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Both my thermometers were off when I did my 1st hatch. If the new one is right, my temps may've gotten to 105 for a while [​IMG]

    Now I wonder. Can I trust the new one? [​IMG]
     
  5. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Hey, what's the salt test?
    I've never heard of that...
     
  7. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:Thanks!
    I'll have to give that a try. I've wondered if mine was accurate.
     

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