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What is the best hydrometer/ hygrometer?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jloftin60, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. jloftin60

    jloftin60 In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2008
    DeRidder, LA
    I want a meter that is accurate. The "Spot Check" is great for temperature,
    but I want to be certain about the humidity level.
    What do you recommend?
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2009

  2. jloftin60

    jloftin60 In the Brooder

    Oct 24, 2008
    DeRidder, LA
    Did I ask a dumb question? If so, it wouldn't be the first.
  3. I'm with ya!!

    Inquiring minds want to know

    (I have several models myself and all sitting here on the desk are reading something diffferent....by as much as 10%RH)
  4. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sonoma County, CA
    Quote:lol I don't think so... maybe no one wants to commit. I'm still new at this but here's my story:
    I bought one on ebay from incubatorwarehose.com (combo thermo/hygro meter
    It runs a bit higher than the digital incubator I bought later. I'm not sure which is correct.
    I plan to take it to Beverage People (our local beer/wine/cheese supplies & classes store) and see if they can help me check/calibrate it.
    Happy Hatching!
  5. CDennis

    CDennis Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    Its a great question, I bought a cheap combo one at Home Depot it lasted one hatch and went on the fritz during lockdown so I would love someone to give more suggestions.
  6. I use a digital, temp/ hygrometer combo from Amazon, less than 10$. It is great so far. I verified the temp and I am calibrating the hygrometer now. I have been told that they should be calibrated regurarly. Check thios link:

    it is pretty easy, and I would be sure to get one that is adjustable. ...........stan
  7. camillebug

    camillebug In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2009
    Gypsum CO
    Google calibrating a hygrometer. Basically you put it in a bag with a bowl of water that has too much salt in it to completely dissolve. This gives a rh of 75% in the sealed bag. Put your hygrometer in the sealed bag for about 8 hrs to adjust and write the calibration on it.

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