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can I use canning salt For calabration

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jayburd, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. jayburd

    jayburd Out Of The Brooder

    don't have enough regular salt.
     
  2. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont see why not, canning salt is regular fine grain salt that lacks the anti caking additives and iodine. It can be used as table salt but will cake up if it gets too humid so they say to put a few grains of rice if you will use it for table salt. You are just gonna put water in it anyways I think it would be about the same thing as using the regular salt.
     
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Canning salt would probably be better than table salt because it doesn't have any additives.
     
  4. jayburd

    jayburd Out Of The Brooder

    Oh that must be why it is in a big clump in the box. Iwill put it in a canning jar. thanks I just mixed it up and put it in a ziplock. I'll let you know how much it is off.





    thanks again Jay
     
  5. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that you could get away with using less salt and less water. It's the consistency of the wet salt that apparently matters....very, very wet but not submerged.

    Ed
     
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What?
    Where did you hear that.
    Anyway, what does very, very wet mean.


    Here are the directions from a DVM:
    How to Calibrate a Hygrometer
    by Lianne McLeod, DVM
    for About.com
    *******To calibrate a hygrometer you will need:
    · 1/2 cup table salt
    · approximately 1/4 cup water
    · coffee cup
    · hygrometer
    · large re-sealable freezer bag
    1. Place 1/2 cup of salt in the coffee cup, and add the water. Stir for a bit to totally saturate the salt (the salt won't dissolve, it will be more like really wet sand).
    2. Place the salt/water mix in a re-sealable plastic bag, along with the hygrometer, and seal the bag. Note: make sure none of the salt/water mix comes in direct contact with the hygrometer.
    3. Set this bag aside at room temperature for 8-12 hours, in a location where the temperature is fairly constant.
    4. After 8-12 hours, check the reading of the hygrometer. It is best to read it while still in the bag.
    The relative humidity in the sealed bag with the salt/water mix should be 75 percent (mine read about 72 percent).
    5. For adjustable hygrometers, adjust to read 75 percent. You will have to do this very quickly, or remember how much you need to adjust the setting (e.g. mine read 72 percent rather than 75 percent, so I would need to adjust the dial up 3 percentage points).
    If yours is not adjustable (like mine), simply make a note of how "off" your hygrometer reads. If it reads below 75 percent, you will need to add the difference to your actual readings. If your hygrometer read above 75 percent on the calibration, you will need to subtract the difference from your actual reading.
    In my example: after sitting in the bag, my hygrometer read 72 percent, when it should have read 75 percent -- a difference of 3 percent. I now add 3 percent to the readings I take on the hygrometer (e.g. in a tank) to get the actual relative humidity.
    Remember: always give a hygrometer about 2 hours to stabilize before taking a reading, as changes in the relative humidity may take a while to register accurately on a hygrometer.
     
  7. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What?
    Where did you hear that.
    Anyway, what does very, very wet mean.

    Er, Joey, at the bottom of this message I've listed a few places for you where the salt water method of calibration doesn't use the 1/2cup-1/4cup recipe. I would have posted more but I got tired of copying and pasting addresses. Actually I saw more instances of *not* referencing measuring cups than I did of using them.

    Very, very wet means the opposite of very, very dry. [​IMG] Notably, you must have missed reading part of what I said, so I'll re-state it..."It's the consistency of the wet salt that apparently matters....very, very wet but not submerged." After reading that a thinking fellow (or young lady) might say, "Hmm, well, he said very, very wet but not submerged...I wonder if that means as wet as I can get it without water standing over the top of the salt? Hmm, I wonder if that's it...I wonder..."

    For some reason I do sense a bit of priggishness or something directed my way. Is there a problem of some sort? I do apologize if my perception is in error...you know how it is trying to interpret people's writings or whatever while on-line.

    Whatever the case, enjoy the links... Ed

    http://www.theweatherstore.com/cayohy.html

    http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Calibrate-a-Hygrometer-For-a-Cheese-Humidor&id=3497697

    http://www.cheaphumidors.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=ch&Screen=howto_calibrate

    http://reviews.ebay.com/How-do-I-calibrate-my-analog-hygrometer_W0QQugidZ10000000001665784

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/puskuljian/3991740194/

    http://cigars.about.com/od/humidors/qt/hygrometers.htm

    http://www.humidor-guide.com/hygrometer-calibrating-4-1.php3

    http://www.weatherhut.com/site/1298901/LearningCenter/Hygrometer.html

    http://www.neptunecigar.com/co/faq-how_to_calibrate_your_hygrometer.aspx

    http://www.cigarextras.com/calibratingahygrometer.aspx
     
  8. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:What?
    Where did you hear that.
    Anyway, what does very, very wet mean.

    Er, Joey, at the bottom of this message I've listed a few places for you where the salt water method of calibration doesn't use the 1/2cup-1/4cup recipe. I would have posted more but I got tired of copying and pasting addresses. Actually I saw more instances of *not* referencing measuring cups than I did of using them.

    Very, very wet means the opposite of very, very dry. [​IMG] Notably, you must have missed reading part of what I said, so I'll re-state it..."It's the consistency of the wet salt that apparently matters....very, very wet but not submerged." After reading that a thinking fellow (or young lady) might say, "Hmm, well, he said very, very wet but not submerged...I wonder if that means as wet as I can get it without water standing over the top of the salt? Hmm, I wonder if that's it...I wonder..."

    For some reason I do sense a bit of priggishness or something directed my way. Is there a problem of some sort? I do apologize if my perception is in error...you know how it is trying to interpret people's writings or whatever while on-line.

    Whatever the case, enjoy the links... Ed

    http://www.theweatherstore.com/cayohy.html

    http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Calibrate-a-Hygrometer-For-a-Cheese-Humidor&id=3497697

    http://www.cheaphumidors.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=ch&Screen=howto_calibrate

    http://reviews.ebay.com/How-do-I-calibrate-my-analog-hygrometer_W0QQugidZ10000000001665784

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/puskuljian/3991740194/

    http://cigars.about.com/od/humidors/qt/hygrometers.htm

    http://www.humidor-guide.com/hygrometer-calibrating-4-1.php3

    http://www.weatherhut.com/site/1298901/LearningCenter/Hygrometer.html

    http://www.neptunecigar.com/co/faq-how_to_calibrate_your_hygrometer.aspx

    http://www.cigarextras.com/calibratingahygrometer.aspx

    Well, SHUT MY MOUTh, touche! I bow to your wisdom.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Er, Joey, at the bottom of this message I've listed a few places for you where the salt water method of calibration doesn't use the 1/2cup-1/4cup recipe. I would have posted more but I got tired of copying and pasting addresses. Actually I saw more instances of *not* referencing measuring cups than I did of using them.

    Very, very wet means the opposite of very, very dry. [​IMG] Notably, you must have missed reading part of what I said, so I'll re-state it..."It's the consistency of the wet salt that apparently matters....very, very wet but not submerged." After reading that a thinking fellow (or young lady) might say, "Hmm, well, he said very, very wet but not submerged...I wonder if that means as wet as I can get it without water standing over the top of the salt? Hmm, I wonder if that's it...I wonder..."

    For some reason I do sense a bit of priggishness or something directed my way. Is there a problem of some sort? I do apologize if my perception is in error...you know how it is trying to interpret people's writings or whatever while on-line.

    Whatever the case, enjoy the links... Ed

    http://www.theweatherstore.com/cayohy.html

    http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Calibrate-a-Hygrometer-For-a-Cheese-Humidor&id=3497697

    http://www.cheaphumidors.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=ch&Screen=howto_calibrate

    http://reviews.ebay.com/How-do-I-calibrate-my-analog-hygrometer_W0QQugidZ10000000001665784

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/puskuljian/3991740194/

    http://cigars.about.com/od/humidors/qt/hygrometers.htm

    http://www.humidor-guide.com/hygrometer-calibrating-4-1.php3

    http://www.weatherhut.com/site/1298901/LearningCenter/Hygrometer.html

    http://www.neptunecigar.com/co/faq-how_to_calibrate_your_hygrometer.aspx

    http://www.cigarextras.com/calibratingahygrometer.aspx

    Well, SHUT MY MOUTh, touche! I bow to your wisdom.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/9574_bowing_man.gif

    Ain't got nothin' to do with wisdom. [​IMG]
     
  10. jayburd

    jayburd Out Of The Brooder

    Dang ,I just did the 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup salt and came up with 69%. I guess I have to do it again with a pastey salt instead of submurged under 3 inches of water.[​IMG][​IMG]
     

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