Any experienced OPINIONS on GQF Mfg. #3018 Thermometer/Hygrometer?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Junkmanme, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    As most of us are, I am looking for the BEST Thermometer for the money. This analog thermometer from the people who make Hovabator is $21.50 plus shipping from their website.

    Have you used it? What do you think of it?

    It is the one that they use for their "Cabinet Model" incubators.

    Here's the picture from their website:


    With a "sock", it is used as a "wet-bulb" hygrometer with which one can convert the reading to a % humidity using a chart.

    What's your opinion? Has anyone experience with this item?


    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    From the grapevine, I've heard they work really well. No personal experience, though. [​IMG]
  3. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    I have one and mine is very accurate. [​IMG]
  4. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps


    THANKS for the info. !!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Anybody else have experience with this Thermometer?

    Do you see it as very accurate, also?

  5. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    Quote:I have those in all of my GQF cabinet 'bators and hatchers. In fact one incubator has 2... one for dry and another for wet bulb temps.

    I agree with Nancy in that they're very accurate, plus easy to read. Hey, I have "old" eyes!
  6. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I've only used it dry but it is accurate
  7. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    THAT's very encouraging!

    I'm thinking that I would be "better-off" to spend that little bit Xtra (compared to a WalMart "Accurite" digital) and go with this Analog thermometer that is VERY ACCURATE.

    I could buy 3 or 4 of the digital ones for the same money......but I wouldn't know WHICH one was right (according to what I've read here on this Forum).

    Leaning very heavily NOW toward THIS GQF Thermometer/Hygrometer.

    THANK YOU ALL for your replies to my question! [​IMG]

  8. cbiblis

    cbiblis Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2009
    I've been using a cheap 12 dollar wal-mart temp sensor. it has inside/outside temp and humidity in digital down to the 1/10th. It's been pretty accurate. i also turned the outside sensor into a fake egg sensor to let me know what the temp is inside the eggs. i have a manual thermo just to verify that the temp is right. i use a mouth thermo it has to be accurate.
    However if you want to get away from the accurite then reptile thermos are really good. pet smart has a good deal on them.

    I wanted to add to the previous message when it comes to the accurite. If you want it to function properly you have to modify it. All you have to do to get the outside temp sensor to work good is to take the sensor out of the silicon, clean in up then fold it into a piece of electrical tape. and it will function accurately. You could also get a plastic egg fill it with di-electric grease and stick the sensor in it and tape of the hole you stuck the sensor through to create a fake egg to put in the middle of your racks.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  9. danajo84

    danajo84 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 2, 2016
    Springtown Texas
    Help!!! I just got the 3018 and I have no clue how to tell the humidity just the temp. The stupid chart they send with it makes no sense to me. Please help
  10. kathye

    kathye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2010
    I wish a knowledgeable person had answered your question as I to am looking for the same info. Here is a web page that may help. I think I'm going to try a cotton shoelace on the end and see if it works. I saw this on you tube.

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