springfield thermomoter/hydrometer.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dave_Cash69, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is this really accurate? the digital one?
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Mine is just a couple of points off. . . closer than the other one Wal mart sells.

    You can test it to be sure - - do the salt test overnight.
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With mine, the humidiy is about 6% off from my calibrated Bemis($27). Temp is within a couple tenths of Bemis.
     
  4. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    bigred, where did you get the Bemis hygrometer?
     
  5. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:At my local Ace Hardware. Like I said, it was $27, but I think it is worth it to have a reliable temp/hydrometer. More expensive doesn't necessarily mean more accurate, but I think price is a good indicator.
     
  6. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    I agree. I have two Brinsea incubator thermometers (around $20 each), and they are fabulous. I am going to have to run out and get one of those hygrometers. Thanks!
     
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  7. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    Mine seems to be about a degree higher them my oral thermometer. How do i calibrate it to be sure- The salt test? What is that?
     
  8. Chickbait

    Chickbait Out Of The Brooder

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    I placed 3 of the springfield's in an air tight tub with an inch of wet salt on the bottom, I wet the salt to resemble the sand on the beach, not too soggy and firm. It was really interesting to see how this works. The humidity should read 75% after being left overnight in the salted box. If yours does not measure 75% then add or subtract your reading from 75%. The temperature on the other hand, well.....I layed out 7 thermometers including the 3 springfields and they all read something different within a degree or two so you sort of have to guess and do the best you can with temperature.
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