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Re: compost thermometer

Post  jimmy cee on Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:02 pm

landarch wrote:I received a "free" compost thermometer through the county extension office when I purchased a compost bin...it did not last more than 2-3 years. Here's an interesting DIY digital compost thermometer for cheap...

http://www.instructables.com/id/2-DIY-compost-thermometer-build/
For those who need a gauge, I would tend to go with the digital readout as Landarch shows.  as opposed to the dial reads.
Mechanical thermometers only last a while in the elements before either breaking down or going out of calibration.
Thermometers purchased in stores cannot be calibrated.
Digital readouts use a thermocouple ( two dissimilar metals ) creating mili amps signals that are always accurate.
At least until the electronics go haywire.
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Post  trolleydriver on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:16 pm

landarch wrote:... Here's an interesting DIY digital compost thermometer for cheap...

http://www.instructables.com/id/2-DIY-compost-thermometer-build/
Thanks Landarch for the link to that DIY compost thermometer.

I have ordered 3 digital refrigerator thermometers from a seller on Ebay. The total cost is around $5 Canadian with free shipping from Hong Kong. Downside is uncertain delivery time ... anywhere from August 31 to October 7!!!  Looking forward to making my own compost thermometer.

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