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  • Monitoring Temperature & Humidity?

    *Stands up* My name is Lou and I'm a little bit of a control freak... with a big dash of OCD build in. *Sits back down*

    I am building a small greenhouse in the back yard and I have a few fruit trees / additional plants in the non-heated garage. I have woken up out of a sound sleep worried about the temps in the garage... well no more! I am going to sleep like a baby from now on because I have found my solution Maybe it will help someone else who has similar concerns. Right now the monitors are randomly placed throughout my house but soon they will be in place..

    I found this on Amazon
    its an 8 Zone temp / humidity monitoring setup. So far I only have 3 sensors but for now its enough. 1 for my Greenhouse that im building, one in the garage, and one will be in one of my humidity zones where some cuttings are rooting. Ive only had it for a day but so far the data looks good and all of the reviews looked pretty good (the negative ones were just miss calibrations etc). The best thing is you can set minimum and maximum alarms. I havent heard an alarm yet but one of the of the reviews said it will wake you up 2 rooms away. Ahhh $55 to be able to sleep without worry and its expandable to 8 wireless sensors!

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FX8ZGOO



    -Lou
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    2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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    They do also have one at Lowes that does 2 zones, inside where the unit is and 1 sensor for $20. I bought it the other day and started looking for one with more options and found that one on Amazon.
    2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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    • #3
      Hey lou I like that I bought this one here at the Home Depot the top gives you the temperature where ever you put the sensor plus it gives you the high and low for the day the one at the bottom is the inside temperature I never knew they made them with 3 sensors I have a couple of out buildings so the one you found will come in handy and $55.00 is a great price Did a quick search on ebay and the cheapest one I found is $70.00 Thanks for posting it Dave

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      • #4
        That 8 zone unit is pretty sweet. I'm currently using a unit like you Dave, but I think I might need to up grade. It sure would be nice to be able to see every sensor in one place. Is it safe to assume this unit is wireless?

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        • #5
          Yep it uses wifi. I have a sensor in my garage right now about 60ft away 3 ft above ground level. The wifi goes through the corner of the garage wall, then through 4 interior walls and technically both the washing machine and dryer with direct line of sight and its reporting back without issue. Also each of these sensors has a LCD display that tells you temp and humidity on them as well so if you are out there working you can see it too. The 1 unit one I had did not do that.
          2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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          • #6
            Do it work in zone 5? I use merc and spring old school thing
            Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
            1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
            2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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            • #7
              It will work in any zone where you have batteries The "8 zone" we are referring to isnt actually the agricultural zone, it means that this can have up to 8 sensors attached and report back temp / humidity in up to 8 different locations within wifi reach. But as long as your plants can live in the temps you want to monitor then it should work well! When you get some more cuttings of your BI39, put me on your list Great story and I would love to keep it growing down here in NC too.
              2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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              • #8
                Capise!

                And no worries Amico when she is ready I send you cutting!
                Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy 👼🏼.
                2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LouNeo View Post
                  Yep it uses wifi.
                  Nope, it doesn't use wifi. It uses 433Mhz.
                  Fig & Blackberry Farmer in Sunol, CA.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by smatthew View Post

                    Nope, it doesn't use wifi. It uses 433Mhz.
                    Awesome, so it's wireless. Just RF vs WiFi.
                    2021: The year of figs and a new love of Citrus thanks to http://www.madisoncitrusnursery.com

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                    • #11
                      I've been using a similar one for a few years. They work great and the Ambient Weather units are more accurate and reliable than the other brands out there.
                      Bob C.
                      Kansas City, MO Z6

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