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  1. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    I have a digital hygrometer and it has been exposed to salt on occasions. I recently read in the manual you are not supposed to do this. How much does salt permantly effect a digital hygrometer that is capable of being calibrated?
  2. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    Any members have an old hygrometer laying around I could buy? I would much rather support a members cigar fund, then pay someone on ebay or amazon.
  3. General Cigar Discussion
    Anybody have anything good or bad to say about the hygrometer sold by heartfelt industries? I am going to order some beads and I need a hygrometer...I though why not order both at the same time? They have two kinds: a rectangular one and a more round one and I think they are both around $20.
  4. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    I have 3 small round xicar digital hygrometers all less than 3 months old that dont work at all.....(famous is letting me return 2 but not the oldest) yes they were calibrated, 1 doesnt stay on, 1 stays reading 68% no matter what i do, and 1 bounces from 30% to 80% for no reason. I'm using...
  5. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    What are the pros and cons??? I have a couple cheap Walmart ones that where on clearance and was wondering if there was a big difference. Thanks JH
  6. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    geeze, I swear I am gonna give up on digitals, I have been through 3 in a year, all different!!!! Is it me? Is it the batteries??? Is it the hygrometer??? Is it that the batteries from radio shack suck???? One is a Diamond Crown with a worthless lifetime warranty cause the dealer here has been...
  7. Cigar Accessory Questions
    All my hygrometers are out of whack. I've tried the salt test, and I can never seem to get it right. You guys think that if I buy a 65% Bodeva pack and throw it in a tupperware will all the hygrometers I can determine how much each is off? If so, how long do you think I should leave them in there?
  8. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    I have crown diamond digital hygrometers, how do i calibrate them. right now i am using the salt method and willcheck on them in the am. i hope this calibrates them successfully, any suggestions? sueno213
  9. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    Hiya fellers, It seems there's a universal disdain for analogue hygrometers amongst the cigar community. I am absolutely certain that we have the Chinese to thank for this, since most of the El Cheapo humidors a lot of people buy come equipped with these worthless things. The mechanism is...
  10. Cigar Accessory Questions
    Hey all. I've ordered two digital hygros. When they arrive is there any problem putting them both in the same plastic bag with the moistened salt for calibration? Or should I put them each in their own bag with their own moistened salt for calibration?
  11. Cigar Accessory Questions
    Here is a deal. I have 2 humidors left, 2 sold. I had initially 2 Xikar hygrometers that I purchased some time ago. After changing batteries on them 2x, one of them started showing 7% higher then the other when I put them back in one humidor to check the accuracy. So I put them in a ziplock bag...
  12. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    Here is some real data behind the salt test: (Remember, table salt is NaCl or Sodium Chloride with minuscule amounts of iodine not worth worrying about) Below data is copied from: Conservation physics: Properties of selected saturated salt solutions The dry salt is spread about 3 mm deep in...
  13. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    The following story is my experience only, so don't go tossin your hygros if they're working fine for you! Just wanted to share with the group, in case others have had similar experiences... It's longwinded, so if you have ADHD, quit now and go smoke a cigar! I've had 2 Xikar hygros in my...
  14. Cigar Accessory Questions
    A while back I got myself a Xikar digital hygrometer and some heartfelt beads for a small 25 count desktop humi. This was before I knew you could calibrate these things, and I must have gotten really lucky because I popped this thing in my humi with my beads and it's read 65% on the dot ever...
  15. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    I see alot of postings on here of cigar people posting about going to Wmart or where ever and buying 6-10 dollar hygrometers that seem to be a crap shoot as to thier accuracy. Some 10-15% off when tested. These same people would think nothing of trusting thier sticks sometimes a few or boxes...
  16. Cigar Accessory Questions
    Does anyone have any expierience with this? Walmart.com: Springfield Digital Indoor Thermometer with Hygrometer: Lawn & Garden And, if not what do you suggest as an alternative?
  17. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    My analog hygrometer is way out of wack and had to already re-align it twice after salt tests. My humidor said it was at 70% for a good two to three weeks. Checked the humidifiers and they were dry. Just refilled with 70/70 and the humidity says its 90% now... Hmm.. It was either good humidity...
  18. Splits & Group Buys
    Just thinking, I could use at least a couple more digital hygrometers. Another board member said he wants 5. Is there any interest in doing a group buy of a quality hygrometer? What brands? Adjustable, or not? Round or rectangular? With calibration kit, or not? Suggestions are welcome...
  19. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    Digital hygrometer What Brand are you using? As for me I have Western Digital III's and HygroSet II (1)
  20. Cigar Accessory Questions
    put my three digital hygrometers in the ziplock with the wet salt and after 6 hours they read 72, 65, and 63. Did I do something wrong or are the two really that off? Dnt think they're adjustable.
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