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#1 Rod

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 06:55 PM

Just created another new guide - method for salt testing your hygrometer.

http://www.cigarpass...hygrometer.html



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Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:03 PM

Great I was just going to look into testing my cheapo ones and see how they were.

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:45 PM

It needs more pictures!!! How about one of you putting water on the salt or soaking the water up with the paper towel. :p

I was going to test mine tonight so this helps save me time searching. Thanks for putting this up Rod.

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:09 AM

Does it matter where you put it. I'm doing mine now an put it back in the humi. Is this bad?

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:09 PM

great post thanks for the info

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:30 PM

Does it matter where you put it. I'm doing mine now an put it back in the humi. Is this bad?

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Sorry for the delay, I just now saw this message now. Assuming your humidor is of the desktop persuasion, it's best to stick it to the underside of the lid. I always try to put the hygrometer somewhere in the middle of the humidor. Hope this helps...

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 01:24 AM

Good info Rod. Thank you

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:34 PM

I just got a ton of emails about this lately so I thought I'd share some info (in addition to the already great info supplied on the topic header) here:

Instructions for calibrating a XIKAR hygrometer with salt test:
http://www.xikar.com...nstructions.pdf

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:55 PM

I just got a ton of emails about this lately so I thought I'd share some info (in addition to the already great info supplied on the topic header) here:

Instructions for calibrating a XIKAR hygrometer with salt test:
http://www.xikar.com...nstructions.pdf

Perfect timing as I just ordered one of these. It's also nice to see a manufacturer who has no qualms w/their hygro undergoing a salt test.

Edited by morcerf, 10 March 2009 - 04:56 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2009 - 10:24 AM

thanks!

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:32 PM

Here's my test today...
Just put in the bag...

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4 hours of being in bag....

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The black box is an eight cigar holder with built in hygrometer and such, from cigarsolutions I believe.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:05 PM

Kevin, that it a great idea. I'm yanking out all of my hygrometers and checking them together...including the travel humi's like you have there. Should have thought of that myself. :thumbs:

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:08 PM

Leave them in the bag for 24 hours for a more accurate test.

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 04:59 PM

Thanks Rod, just finished that, wife took off with the camera so here's the results written.

The travel hygrometer was most accurate at 76%

The white one was next at 72%

No. 1 black was 67%

No. 2 black was 69%

No. 3 black was 66%

No. 4 black was 71%

Now maybe I can get the clock'idor better regulated! Thanks for the tutorial!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:05 PM

I'm doing this now right now!!!


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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:25 PM

Any questions just let me know. I've done it a few times. I followed the instructions here and it went great.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:11 AM

Any questions just let me know. I've done it a few times. I followed the instructions here and it went great.

Thanks, Dave! I woke up this morning and was a little disappointed to see that it's only reading 46%. I put my hygrometer in the bag about 10 hrs. ago and at that time it was reading 39%. What does this tell me? Do I need a new hygrometer?


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:24 AM

Is it digital?

If so, when were the batteries last changed?

How was the seal on the bag?

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:37 AM

Is it digital?

If so, when were the batteries last changed?

How was the seal on the bag?

Yeah, it is digital. As far as the battery, I'm getting a new one today and then re-testing it.

On a different note, I tested that new Xikar I got at TTR yesterday, it's been in the bag (double lock Ziploc) for 12 hours and it's reading 54%. Should I adjust it from there, or leave it in longer?


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 08:41 AM

Salt Test Calibration Instructions:
The rectangular digital hygrometer can be calibrated using the salt test calibration. To calibrate fill a plastic soda cap with plain table salt. Add just enough water to make the salt wet, but not so much that water stands on top of the salt. Place a zip lock bag flat on a flat surface. Place the salt filled cap inside the bag with the hygrometer. Seal the bag and wait 4 hours. After 4 hours have passed, push and hold the calibrate button until the hygrometer resets itself to 75%. Once the hygrometer has reset, remove it from the zip lock bag. The hygrometer is now calibrated!

BobXIKAR




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