Temp/humidity tester

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beerman, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. beerman

    beerman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of temp/humidity devices do you like for your incubator? I've tried 3 different kinds and they all last one hatch then they dont work anymore. The ones I get you put right into the incubator are there any with probes?
    Thanks
    Brian
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I have used Acurtte that I got at Walmarts, a couple are a few years old. Only need to keep fresh battries in them. Place right in the bator.
     
  3. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

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    I bought one on ebay, from Incubator Warehouse.com. ~$10 It works but differs slightly from the R-com's internal meter. I have it in the car to be checked; soon as I find out where to take it.
     
  4. ParadisePoultry

    ParadisePoultry Hey, I'm WALKIN' here !

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    For those of you who would like to try the wet bulb/ dry bulb method of checking your humdity and temps, here are two links. One is for a Celsius/Farenheit converter. The second one is a humidity converter. You just plug in your readings and it tells you what the % humidity is. Cool huh?

    http://www.onlineconversion.com/temperature.htm


    http://www.ringbell.co.uk/info/humid.htm

    I always use laboratory themometers for my incubators. Don't trust digital. Lab therms are always Celsius. You can also use regular fever themometers. Then you don't have to worry about the C/F conversion.

    To get the wet bulb reading, use a clean shoelace, cut the ends off. Put one end over the bulb of the thermometer and stick the other end in your humidity tray or a separate container of water. Both thermometers should be next to each other and standing upright. I make a little holder out of cardboard. When you take your readings, the wet bulb should read lower than the dry bulb.( unless you have 100% humidity ) Then just plug the two readings into the Humidity calculator and Viola- you have your percent humidity. Hope this is helpful to everyone. I really like it. No wondering if the digital gauge is "off" or whatever. Happy Hatching!!!


    bj
     
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