Thumbs up for PETCO humidity gauge

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lark Rise, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanking those who recommended this product. I calibrated 2 of them and one was at 75%, the other was a hair past 75%!
    I'm a newbie and have learned so much reading through posts here. [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Mine calibrates to 76% - they are AWESOME!!!!
     
  3. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    mine also calibrated to 76%... good enough for me right out of the bat...
     
  4. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So what would this mean...?
    I have Western Caliber III Hygrometer. Supposed to be very accurate and is sold by cigar places for humidors.
    I also have a Springfield Digital I got at Walmart.

    I calibrated them both using a Boveda Humidity Calibration Kit: http://www.cigarextras.com/browseproducts/Boveda-Hygrometer-Calibrtaion-Kit.html

    Results
    were:
    Western was right at 75%
    Springfield hit 70%

    Ok, fine.

    Here's what is weird... In a normal room setting or most places outside of the 'Calibration Kit' the Springfield reads a little higher than the Western.
    Wouldn't you think that due to the test results it should read lower?... and sometimes they read the same...

    Both are close enough for Humidity Hatching purposes, but if you are looking for accuracy, even the tests don't help much.
     
  5. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    i dunno... but i got another petco one the other day for my vivarium... i calibrated it to 99% and it was perfect...
     
  6. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    What do you have to do to calibrate hydrometers?
     
  7. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
  8. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:Thanks!
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Stop stealing my lines dude!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. hencrazy

    hencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which hygrometer is it? Could someone post a pic for us stupid people?
     

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