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post #1 of 8 Old 06-30-2015, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone recommend a quality Hygrometer?

I want a hygrometer to measure humidity in my shop during the summer. I just bought one, it got good ratings, but it's not even close to accurate. As a result, I'm a little gun-shy about trying another. Can anyone make a recommendation?
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Have you tested it for accuracy? Both tests are pretty much the same but the 2nd test makes a tool suggestion.
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I compared it to another known good hygrometer. The known good hygrometer says 60%, the new one says 66%. I set up the test in the link you sent- turns out, the new hygrometer never moves off of 66%!

If anyone knows of a good one, I'd sure appreciate the lead.
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Why dot buy the "another known good hydrometer?"

Has your hydrometer ever moved off 66%? If not I would return it to where you purchased it. Most probably a defective unit.

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I bought this one over two years ago and it seems to work just fine. I've tested it against my sling psychrometer and it's close enough to give me a good indication of the humidity in my shop. If I need deadly accurate I'll get the tools out designed to do the job.

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Why dot buy the "another known good hydrometer?"

Has your hydrometer ever moved off 66%? If not I would return it to where you purchased it. Most probably a defective unit.

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Already returned the bad one. The known good one is part of my house thermostat/humidistat. I guess I could buy another thermostat, but it seems like a bit of overkill.
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Killjoy here, you know the "Good hygrometer" is good because you tested it and it conformed to the parameters of said test?

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Killjoy here, you know the "Good hygrometer" is good because you tested it and it conformed to the parameters of said test?

My test was a 2 parter - I compared the new hygrometer to two other hygrometers. The other two read the same, the new one is radically different. I also compared the temperature reading in the new hygrometer against a well calibrated thermometer. Again waaaaay off. Since the humidity reading is influenced by the temperature, it seems reasonable to conclude that the new one is out of whack ina couple of different ways. Seems a little crazy to me. These things are relying on sensors and electronics. Seems like accuracy should be easy. Yet, every review I've read for any hygrometer includes a few from people who says accuracy is off.
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