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Two springfield hygrometers -giving diff readings.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickedydoodaa, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. chickedydoodaa

    chickedydoodaa Taking a break

    Feb 8, 2009
    Philadelphia PA
    Hi guys

    Just a little concern

    I have the hovabator genesis 1588 (the messiah of incubators apparently)

    I have two of the springfield hygrometer/temperature gauges they both read the temperature exactly the same, but one reads 65% and the other 55% on the humidity.

    I followed the directions on the 1588 and filled the correct trough. I want to assume that the one reading 55% is the more accurate as the 1588 is a very reliable incubator. Is there a way to test these springfield devices? reset them to get the proper reading?

    thank you

  2. YeOleBroodie

    YeOleBroodie Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Put them into a zip lock bag with salt thats been wetted down to resemble wet sand on the beach.
    Put in your hyg., seal it and wait a good 8 hrs. They should register 75% after that. Note the difference and then you go by that, either adding or subtracting to get the right RH.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009

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