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Old 06-28-03, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question thermometers

those strip thermometers piss me off cause they're so damn inacurate. i was wondering wat kind of thermometers u people use? i am planning on investing in one of those infrared thermometers. anyone know of a cheap one???????
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I use an Actron Temperature Gun. Cost me about $160 from Crappy Tire. Well worth the investment

If you don't want to invest that much money right now then you can get a good digital thermometer/hygrometer with remote probe from Radio Shack or wherever for about $15-$20
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you can pick one of those digital therms from home depot for about 10 dollars. They work perfectly.
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Digital all the way. I've never seen them as cheap as $10, but Radio Scraps has great ones ranging from $20 all the way up to $50. However, unless you are building an incubator, there is really no need to be accurate to within a degree, so the $10 ones should be just fine. Most slitheries will be quite forgiving up to several degrees variation from "ideal".
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We have a couple digital thermometers plus a couple analog (dial) thermometers. I find they're all pretty close.
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i bought a 15$ one from home depot ... very good and it gives an update every 3 seconds or so
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hey look at this auction for an infrared one. is this one too crappy or u think it'll be alright??

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...&category=4678
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I dont know i got one of those Petco ones. Those circle thermometers. I think those are the basic one about 10 bucks. Is it any good?
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The stick on dial thermometers you buy at pet stores only measure the ambient temp, you cannot measure surface temps with them. Not sure how accurate they are either...
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