The Salt Test Woes

ericfincher67ericfincher67 ✭✭Posts: 35 ✭✭
Hey folks I’m on a quest for perfect temperature and RH in my humidors and decided to pop the salt test on my two generic digital hygrometers (I bought them at Amazon, don’t remember the brand name.  I guess that was my first mistake.)

Anyway, I sprinkled a little bit of distilled water into a capful of table salt and set it in the middle of a small Tupperware container.  I placed both hygrometers with the probe facing the capful of salt mixture on either side a couple of inches away and put the lid on.  I left it that way for about two days and they are both reading about 79%RH and 71 degrees.  

Does this mean that my hygrometers are off by 4%RH?  The temperature reading seems spot on.  Or has the solution not settled yet and will most likely bring the RH down to 75 with more time? 

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  • peter4jcpeter4jc ✭✭✭✭✭ Milwaukee, WIPosts: 6,381 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Search. 
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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank ✭✭✭✭✭ North Town, VegasPosts: 1,420 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is as simple as making jello

    1. Get hygrometer, 75 percent boveda, Ziploc

    2. Put 1st 2 items into the 3rd one

    3. Let sit for 6 hours

    4. Add or subtract from 75

    This is good enough.  
  • peter4jcpeter4jc ✭✭✭✭✭ Milwaukee, WIPosts: 6,381 ✭✭✭✭✭


    1. Get hygrometer, 75 percent boveda, Ziploc


    Or 69%, since that what you have...
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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank ✭✭✭✭✭ North Town, VegasPosts: 1,420 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Or 62 or 84 or 65 I suppose...like you said, whatever you have
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