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Re: TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer

Post  plantoid on 10/15/2017, 2:47 pm

Trolley your square bin looks a little damp inthe contents still inthe bin
 
My thought ...  Were you able to poke half a dozen holes down from top to bottom of the bin to get air into the bin deep down ? Do you have a lid on the bin most of th time to retain composting heat & keep out excessive moisture ?
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Post  trolleydriver on 10/15/2017, 3:28 pm

@plantoid wrote:Trolley your square bin looks a little damp inthe contents still inthe bin
 
My thought ...  Were you able to poke half a dozen holes down from top to bottom of the bin to get air into the bin deep down ? Do you have a lid on the bin most of th time to retain composting heat & keep out excessive moisture ?
Plantoid ... Thanks for the suggestions. If by "square bin" you mean the SoilSaver bin, the contents were turned and did not heat up again. So I do not think poking holes is going to help. The contents look dark but are not soaking wet ... just a little damp (more so on top than down below). As well, I keep both the SoilSaver and the 3x3x3 bin covered at all times except when I am working on them. However, the covers are a few inches above the contents and perhaps the overnight dew is making the top of the contents wet.  Very Happy

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Re: TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer

Post  saganco on 12/3/2017, 1:56 pm

If this hasn't already been posted, here's a great compost thermometer - 20" long!  And for those like me who need readers to see anything close at all, it's colored so it's easier to see if you're in the right range: 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BMX3SYI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  ---  Best part - only $20 delivered!
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Post  sanderson on 12/4/2017, 3:19 am

The link did not lead to a compost thermometer. ??

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Post  trolleydriver on 12/4/2017, 8:02 am

@sanderson wrote:The link did not lead to a compost thermometer.  ??
It works for me if I cut and paste it into my browser. I have now edited it to make it a complete click-on link.

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Post  saganco on 12/4/2017, 9:30 am

Thanks for fixing it trollydriver - I guess I'm still too new to be able to post actual clickable links.  Hope that link helps someone - looks to be a great thermometer!
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Post  sanderson on 12/4/2017, 1:45 pm

TD, thanks for fixing it.

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Post  has55 on 2/12/2018, 9:05 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:The sensing area on the probe is at the tip, thats where two wires are connected together. Place a small tubing clamp before sliding into cap hole. Adjust so much of the probe protrudes out the cap, then attach another close to cap to make probe rigid. You might have to search around for those clamps as they are not common. Auto parts stores may have small clamps for vacuum tubing.
Jimmy cee would you be able to post a picture or a link to a picture of those clamps?
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Post  has55 on 2/12/2018, 9:06 pm

TD , on page 6 or 7 you started using a reotemp compost thermometer. Which would you use now, the digital or reotemp?
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Post  has55 on 2/15/2018, 5:46 am

@has55 wrote:TD , on page 6 or 7 you started using a reotemp compost thermometer. Which would you use now, the digital or reotemp?
TD do you have a favorite choice?
 You may have answer this question earlier in the thread but I didn’t read all of the thread  because it’s so long
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Post  trolleydriver on 2/15/2018, 7:27 pm

@has55 wrote:
@has55 wrote:TD , on page 6 or 7 you started using a reotemp compost thermometer. Which would you use now, the digital or reotemp?
TD do you have a favorite choice?
 You may have answer this question earlier in the thread but I didn’t read all of the thread  because it’s so long
I like the Reotemp.  The digital are fun but they don't have a long life.

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Post  has55 on 2/17/2018, 8:17 am

Thanks for the update that’s good to know 
I bought one small but I haven’t done anything with itt.
I’’m going to order a reotemp today.
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