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Old 01-18-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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Anyone have one of these digital thermometers....

It's way off and I can't find any info on the net where it says how to calibrate it.

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Old 01-19-2009, 04:31 PM   #2
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The best thing to do IMHO is to buy a calibration thermometer aka lab thermometer they are fairly inexpensive $5-6 and then record the results in a note book or on the back of the digital thermometer so that you'll know if for example your digital thermometer says 150*F but your calibration thermometer says it's really 145*F you'll have a reference to know exactly where you are temperture wise

You should probably record every 5*F in the range you be using say starting at 140-180*F and then just extrapolate for the in between readings

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