Would this Hydrometer work?

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  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Yes, just check it's accuracy against a good hygrometer.
     
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Quote:Thanks for the quick response Don!
    How much of a difference would it make if it was off by a couple degrees?
     
  3. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey Ticks, I actually bought one of those from TSC ! I had picked up a hydrometer from the reptile section (along with the thermostat) and then because I have everything digital, I picked this themo/hydro up and its exact with the reptile one.
    Hope it helps, so far so good on my eggs [​IMG]
     
  4. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for i don't think it would work good, you can buy one at wal-mart for less than ten $, that would work better
     
  5. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Thanks for the quick response Don!
    How much of a difference would it make if it was off by a couple degrees?

    The hygrometer/hydrometer is the round guage on the bottom and reads
    in percentages. It could be off by 10% and make very little difference in
    your hatch rate, unlike temperature.

    My favorite hygrometer is an analog one I bought at Petsmart for $5.
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    It says hydrometer, is there a difference between hydrometer and hygrometer?
     
  7. PurpleChicken

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    Hygrometer is the correct name of a device that measures
    humidity or relative humidity.

    A hydrometer measures weight/density of a liquid.

    That device in the link is a hygrometer, not hydrometer.

    I use hydrometers to check battery acid and various coolants.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2009
  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    ahh thanks PC.
     

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