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Only review on there for it

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No, I would not recommend this to a friend

After using for a couple weeks the hydrometer plastic housing leaked to the inside of the unit. It was handled as if it was glass.
 

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That's the price of a refractometer. Store your hydro in a length of rubber tubing. Stop setting it down on hard flat surfaces that pitch toward the floor ;-)
 
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refractometers are at least as fragile as glass hydrometers but probably more. I break hydros a lot... i don't want to break a $50 refractometer. I had a glass hydro break from simply giving it the old thermometer whip like mom used to do. I was holding onto the weighted end, but the top just popped off and flew across the room. I understand that one guy had a bad plastic hydro, but I'm sure he could have gotten it replaced if he wanted to. Is it innaccurate? sure. To get a calibrated hydro costs around $250. I just want a hydro that doesn't go to peices the moment I breathe on it wrong. Is that so much to ask? Why aren't there any pryex hydros? or just hydros that are made out of glass that is more than 1 micron thick????
 

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shafferpilot said:
refractometers are at least as fragile as glass hydrometers but probably more. I break hydros a lot... i don't want to break a $50 refractometer. I had a glass hydro break from simply giving it the old thermometer whip like mom used to do. I was holding onto the weighted end, but the top just popped off and flew across the room. I understand that one guy had a bad plastic hydro, but I'm sure he could have gotten it replaced if he wanted to. Is it innaccurate? sure. To get a calibrated hydro costs around $250. I just want a hydro that doesn't go to peices the moment I breathe on it wrong. Is that so much to ask? Why aren't there any pryex hydros? or just hydros that are made out of glass that is more than 1 micron thick????
My refractometer has been knocked off the table on atleast 3 occasions. No breakage yet. Heck, the flap didn't even come off and that the cheapest part of the refrectometer. One instance with that sort of abuse and a hydro would shatter. I am just saying......
 
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Hmmm. Maybe I'm just underestimating the strength of the refractometers. Any similar stories of undamaged, dropped refractometers??
 
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