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Measuring humidity in the basement

Posted by the-tech-guy (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 20, 13 at 15:03

I want to be able to measure the humidity in my basement and all the reviews I have been reading say most are not accurate at all. Does anyone out there recommend any hydrometers that wont break the bank?

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RE: Measuring humidity in the basement

Admittedly most of mine are cheap ones. But they all read about the same. I set the dehumidifier to the lowest relative humidity possible and it is plugged into a receptacle that is controlled by a Honeywell humidistat. The setting on that control and the hydrometer stay within 2%-- I consider that to be very acceptable.
You could buy a number of cheap ones and one that you trust more. Placing them near each other for few days will show the accuracy- or not- of the cheap ones.

RE: Measuring humidity in the basement

A small Sling psychrometer is not that expensive.

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