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Old 01-31-04, 06:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Temp guns are fantastic - we use ours all the time but they are costly and are more worthwhile with a large collection. You are right that the little round dial thermometers are useless, but a good alternative that is moderately priced is the indoor/outdoor thermometers that are available at Home Depot type places (maybe walmart too - not sure). They cost about $15-$20 here and they give a digital readout of humidity and two temperatures (one where the device is placed and another one where the end of the probe is positioned. You can easily place the probe on a hot spot, or at one end of a tank and get a localized temp reading. Most have minimum and maximum recording as well that will tell you what the temp ranged through overnight. We have several of them and they might be something to consider instead of the gun,

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