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Any complaints/ good reviews on the Acurite termometers/hydroemters?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by L.L Farm, May 18, 2011.

  1. L.L Farm

    L.L Farm Chirping

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    http://www.partshelf.com/acu-rite-00613.html

    That is the link to the one I have, i was just wondering if anyone had used these and you like them? Hate them? I was using both this one and a brand new regular thermometer that came with my LG incubator. I had used the Acurite for multiple hatches and was pleased with it, it about a year old now. I was wondering if you guys would trust the Acurite or the new thermometer from the LG more. When I had them in the incubator, they were both reading different temps of about 6 degrees. the Acurite was showing higher temps .


    LG thermometer -
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/chicken-equipment/little-giant-trade-thermometer-kit-2167484
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2011

  2. carolynm

    carolynm Songster

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    My accurite thermometer purchased at Walmart reads about 4-5 degrees low. I have 4 thermometers in my incubator -one fish tank non-digital thermometer, one cheap round analog made in china thermometer/hygrometer, the accurite and another digital atomic clock thermometer. All but the accurite are within one degree or so of each other. I couldn't believe how out the accurite is.
     
  3. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    My accurite doesn't read consistenly its high or low depending on the day. Only by a few degrees, but enough to cause problems.
     
  4. L.L Farm

    L.L Farm Chirping

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    So I guess I would be better off with the thermometer that came with the incubator?
     
  5. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    I use it as a back up...and also in the brooder. But if you check chookschicks cheat sheet she recommends 3 thermometers set at different levels, and the really cheap aquarium kind. She says the humidity affects the board that the thermometer is on. I did this and it saved my butt! I had cold spots in my incubator and the three thermometers in different locations found it for me. They are like 1.80 or something at wal-mart. I also use a reptil thermometer...one of the cheap ones thats round...its really accurate. Her cheat sheet is for a still air...but is applicable to any incubator.
     

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