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Post  Partsgal on 3/13/2014, 2:35 pm

I would like to know what some of you use for thermometers for your compost piles and tumblers. Thanks

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Post  camprn on 3/13/2014, 2:59 pm

@Partsgal wrote:I would like to know what some of you use for thermometers for your compost piles and tumblers. Thanks
I use a kitchen digital thermometer.

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Post  rabbithutch on 3/13/2014, 3:49 pm

Have a look at these.
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Post  plantoid on 3/13/2014, 7:32 pm

@Partsgal wrote:I would like to know what some of you use for thermometers for your compost piles and tumblers. Thanks


 A simple one off eBay for a few dollars that has a 3 foot long probe wire & a simple temperature range .. say 20 oF to 200 o  F +_ 2 %  ..

Slip the wired probe down a 1/2  internal dia copper tube that has one end flattened and then slip it deep into your compost . ( I cut the flattened end into a diamond shaped  spear point to make it easier to insert .

Once used you can pull the probe & wire out and use it else where .. putting it back down the tube whenever you feel the urge to se the heat of the pile.
 The tube being copper picks up the heat of the pile very quick , so 40 seconds after being inserted to the middle it will have reached a good even temperature in the middle of the pile .

If you want to spend a few dollars more there are some WIFI set up's that have a range of over 100 feet

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Post  sanderson on 3/13/2014, 8:41 pm

20" probe thermometer by Compos Tumbler (R). Probably bought it off Amazon or eBay.

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Post  Goosegirl on 3/13/2014, 9:17 pm

I have a 24" probe I am looking forward to trying out this coming season!  Got it online from ThermoWorks.com

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