What is the best hydrometer/ hygrometer?

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

  1. jloftin60

    jloftin60 Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
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  2. jloftin60

    jloftin60 Out Of The Brooder

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    Did I ask a dumb question? If so, it wouldn't be the first.
     
  3. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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???

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. tigercreek

    tigercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    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:
    http://exoticpets.about.com/od/herpresources/ss/hygrometer.htm

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

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    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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