How should i set up my thermometer?

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  1. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a digital indoor/outdoor thermometer from the big R, and I'm very confused. It has an indoor and outdoor setting, and I don't know which to use for my incubator. Also, how can I test the accuracy of it without destroying it from water damage (because it is electrical) Please help!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    You can check its accuracy by comparing it to a thermometer that you can calibrate - such as a cooking thermometer. However, all thermometers of those types have a +/- range of at least 2 degrees, so can vary as much as 4 degrees.

    Even better, buy an accurate thermometer. I consider my Brinsea Spot Check invaluable.
     
  3. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    If you want an accurate thermometer get a thermometer for humans.They have to be correct for human lives are on the line.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  4. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice. i am extremely broke, so buying a better thermometer isn't going to happen. I can buy a cheap glass one, calibrate it, and use ti to compare, even though it will most likely be off a bit. Thank you guys. I hope this works out lol.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck :)
     
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