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Virginia_Ghost
07-10-2010, 10:36 PM
Ok, I get the salt test for a Hygrometer...and I get the cool biz about shilila or other ceramic beads being preset to a given humidity...

So My question is this... If I have a fiven pack of beads set to a specific RH, why can't I use that and a ziploc bag to calibrate my hygrometer? or Can I?

Keep in mind, I identified this as a no0b question...I R No0B.

lightning9191
07-11-2010, 10:00 AM
It should work if the beads are maintaining the advertised humidity.

Jack1000
07-13-2010, 06:40 PM
The salt will be a more reliable indicator. Beads fluctuate a bit--at least mine do.

LooseCard
07-13-2010, 06:46 PM
The salt will be a more reliable indicator. Beads fluctuate a bit--at least mine do.

I'd agree.
I have beads in my totes, but used Salt to verify my Hygro.

CigarNut
07-13-2010, 10:39 PM
Use the salt test to verify/calibrate your hygrometer. Then use the hygrometer to verify your beads :)

SaltyMcGee
07-13-2010, 10:43 PM
Use the salt test to verify/calibrate your hygrometer. Then use the hygrometer to verify your beads :)

:tpd: Can't put it any better than that.

CigarNut
07-14-2010, 09:12 AM
BTW, if you don't want to mess with the salt test Boveda makes a Hygrometer Calibration pack (salt test in a packet) that you can buy.

md4958
07-14-2010, 11:40 AM
BTW, if you don't want to mess with the salt test Boveda makes a Hygrometer Calibration pack (salt test in a packet) that you can buy.

:tpd:

Makes life easy-breezy

waffle
07-14-2010, 11:57 AM
:tpd:

Makes life easy-breezy

Here's a link to Famous-Smoke's (http://www.famous-smoke.com/boveda+75+humidity+12+pack/item+30044) 75% testers... if you get to $50 you can use the promo code "ronandfez" for $10 off your purchase as well.

galaga
07-14-2010, 12:48 PM
Sure, both work the same way.

CigarNut
07-14-2010, 01:00 PM
Here's a link to Famous-Smoke's (http://www.famous-smoke.com/boveda+75+humidity+12+pack/item+30044) 75% testers... if you get to $50 you can use the promo code "ronandfez" for $10 off your purchase as well.Actually that link is for the 75% Boveda Packs -- you can use them for testing, but they are not meant for testing and calibration. The link to the Calibration packs is here: http://www.famous-smoke.com/boveda+one+step+calibration+pk/item+23350.

The Boveda packs are designed for a specific RH, but can fluctuate a bit. The Calibration kits are not supposed to fluctuate.

It probably does not make a lot of difference, but just wanted to make sure that the information posted here was accurate.

I actually sell the calibration kits for a $1 with the purchase of a hygrometer just to encourage people to get and use the calibration kits.