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Post  johnp on 3/2/2014, 2:17 pm

Does anyone know or have experience with a remote read thermometer that works? I have bought three this year and they all work about a week before failing. The current one works from 40 to eighty degrees and then quits. This morning we had light snow and eight degrees outside. I went to look at my green house thermometer and is was blinking and read 41 degrees. I went out and looked inside and the one there read 22 degrees. My plants are double covered. Just about an hour ago I looked at my thermometer and it's all happy and reading 46 degrees. I don't need something that just works in the comfort zone. Mad  Mad
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Post  boffer on 3/2/2014, 2:39 pm

I've been using this model for 1½ years with no problems.  

https://www.lacrossetechnology.com/9160/index.php

It's cheaper on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-WS-9160U-IT-Thermometer-Temperature/dp/B001DNIIOS
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Post  johnp on 3/2/2014, 3:37 pm

Thanks. I just ordered it. Maybe I can make a wind chime out of the other three. Smile
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Post  sanderson on 3/2/2014, 4:08 pm

rofl 

That's what we do best, re-purpose things for the garden!
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Post  littlejo on 3/2/2014, 4:43 pm

Just be sure to get 1 with a warranty of some sort.
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Post  recoush on 3/2/2014, 5:00 pm

thier are several on ebay if so incliend thier is one with 3 wireless remote senors for 59 with free shipping one draw back never heard of ambiant weather also on amazon

Ambient Weather WS-10 Wireless Indoor/Outdoor 8-Channel Thermo-Hygrometer with Three Remote Sensors 60.00
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Post  rabbithutch on 3/2/2014, 6:30 pm

+1 on the LaCrosse unit.  We've had one in service for several years.  Be sure to protect the sending unit from getting wet especially if it is subjected to freezing.

I bought a LaCrosse remote rain gauge and received it last week.  I haven't yet fixed a place to set it up.  I plan to mount it on one end of my 4x10 TT bed.
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Post  johnp on 3/3/2014, 9:39 am

The sending unit will be inside the greenhouse so it should stay dry. Thanks for the endorsements.
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Post  GloriaG on 3/3/2014, 11:52 pm

Just a note on keeping the outdoor unit protected from moisture in winter - you can seal it in a "seal-a-meal" vacuum bag without using the vacuum.  Works great, doesn't affect the temperature reading and lasts all winter.  

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Post  rabbithutch on 3/4/2014, 12:12 am

@GloriaG wrote:Just a note on keeping the outdoor unit protected from moisture in winter - you can seal it in a "seal-a-meal" vacuum bag without using the vacuum.  Works great, doesn't affect the temperature reading and lasts all winter.  

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Great tip, Gloria!

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Post  GloriaG on 3/4/2014, 12:55 pm

Thanks,  been doing this for two years.  I just remove the plastic in the summer so it doesn't warm up too much.

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