Where do you buy an hygrometer? And what make?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Godiva, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Songster

    May 17, 2007
    I have just realised that I don't have one and it sounds like they are pretty darn important pieces of equipment... What is a good reliable make and where on earth would I look for one? [​IMG]
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    I have 2.

    An Amprobe THWD-2, which retails at $115 but I bought new, on Ebay, for $30. It is guaranteed accurate to 3%RH over the range.

    A Sprinfield PrecisionTemp, which I bought for $6 at Walmart. It won't register lower than 20%RH, but other than that is usually within about 2% of the Amprobe.
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I have purchased around 6 of them and the best one and of course the most expensive is a Fluckers available at Pet Smart or Petco. They are made for reptile habitat and are designed to be kept in humid climates.

    You can also get a fairly good on at Walmart. The Accurite is pretty reliable but a bit large for my needs. I have a small incubator and it takes up way to much room.

    Don't get one that is designed for a humidor for cigars. I found those to be very unreliable and I believe others have as well.
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    The *Hair Hygrometers* are the worst. They work, kinda, when new, but the hair gets contaminated and they gradually deteriorate.

    I was gonna get a Flukers .... in the end the Amprobe came up and it does well.
  5. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    ps .....

    If you go to Ebay, try searching for *psychometer* rather than *hydrometer*.
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    er ... *psycrometer* dand spelling [​IMG]
  7. mrs. twigg

    mrs. twigg Hatching

    Mar 11, 2008
    Quote:er... third time's a charm??? Jeez! Go to bed already!! [​IMG]

    And you told me English is your first language...

  8. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    I got mine at a cigar shop.
  9. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    spring valley , CA
    i got mine at wal mart too and so far it has worked pretty good. it is both a hygrometer and a temperature gage. its digital and seems to be working good. plus it will giv eme the highest temp and lowest temp snce i last checked it. which is good for when im not home.

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