Thermometers

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Author: Shae
Wednesday, August 27, 2003 - 11:54 am
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Hi,

I searched my humanure book and the archives for some information on which kind of thermometer to get, but came up empty. The humanure book mentions using an 8" and 20", but are both necessary? Also, what temperature range do I need? And should I get a thermometer with a glass or plastic over the dial? Any other tips on buying composting thermometers?

Shae

Author: Joe Jenkins
Wednesday, August 27, 2003 - 12:40 pm
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Thermometer info is in the 2nd ed. of Humanure on page 145. A 20" is sufficient. Contact reotemp at 800-648-7737 or visit https://www.reotemp.com/BackyardCompostingPage.html

Author: Dale
Friday, April 30, 2004 - 12:05 am
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I emailed reotemp about which part of the metal rod reads the temperature. They said that it is the bottom 2 or 3 inches where a metal coil is located.

That's good information, since I didn't know how the device actually measured the temperature.

Dale

Author: Lynne Rosner
Friday, April 01, 2005 - 6:21 pm
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In looking on the reotemp website they have thermometers ranging from 24 to 300 dollars. They also have a moisture meter which sounded interesting. The 24 dollar thermometer was for the backyard composter and the other ones were geared toward the commercial enduser as far as I could tell. Is there a specific model that you prefer?

Author: Joe Jenkins
Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 10:24 am
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Buy a 20" backyard thermometer.

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