testing analog hygrometer
i was curious about something. i have read through alot of topics, but have not really seen an answer to this question i have. i have had my humidor for about a year and half. recently it has started dropping in RH. i thought it was just the weather, as it has been pretty cold here in texas. i guess my question is, what to do with the hole in the front of my humidor while i am re-seasoning my humidor. i want to take out my analog hygrometer and test it while the re-seasoning is going on. i have a xikar digital hygrometer inside, but would really like to know how accurate my analog is. so i was wondering what i could use to cover up my hole in the front? is masking tape ok, thought it might now work too good? electrical tape? what do you all think? i am going to have to put some thin weather stripping because for some reason my lid is not making a good seal. might end up just breaking down and buying a new humidor, but would like to still have this one for a back up. this one is a 50 count humidor, with a glass top. no problem with the glass top though. i would really like to hear your opinions. forgot to add, i do have heartfelt beads, 65%, and 70%. not at same time. i started out with 65%, and changed to the 70%, felt like it made a difference in my cigars.