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Attaching Hygrometers and Humidification devices

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes Strangg1's Avatar


     

    Attaching Hygrometers and Humidification devices

    So, how does everyone attach their hygrometers and humidification devices? Some humidors come with a metal plate in the lid and you can use magnets to attach them, some do not. Right now, in my older humidor I just have the hygrometer and humdifier just laying across the top of the dividers. I'm wanting to attach them to the lid and clean it up a bit. I was considering velcro or magnets with adhesive backing but got to thinking, is it possible that the adhesive used to attach the velcro or magnets to the box and the devices could alter the flavor? Is there really any other option other than velcro, or magnets with adhesive backing? Thank you for any advice.



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    Re: Attaching Hygrometers and Humidification devices

    to piggyback off this topic, what is the rationale behind sticking these to your humidor lids? is it just a matter of convenience, or is it actually a more accurate place to measure humidity?

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    Re: Attaching Hygrometers and Humidification devices

    I've used both methods, dending on the item being attached.

    I find that the heavy-duty "industrial strength" velcro works best. The glue on the back of this type also seems to stick much better, since it's designed with a greater holding power to go along with the greater holding power of the velcro istself.

    I've never experienced any taste imparted on the cigars.

    The strips of this velcro are available at Homeless Depot, Lowe's, etc. I would imagine that fabric/sewing shops probably have it as well.

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    Re: Attaching Hygrometers and Humidification devices

    Quote Originally Posted by gegtik View Post
    to piggyback off this topic, what is the rationale behind sticking these to your humidor lids? is it just a matter of convenience, or is it actually a more accurate place to measure humidity?

    I just want them out of the way, instead of laying across the dividers. If they were attached to the lid i wouldn't have to move them everytime I want to grab a cigar from the center section of my humi. I don't htink it is anymore accurate, but I'm lazy, and tired of having to move things out of the way to get at my cigars.



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    Re: Attaching Hygrometers and Humidification devices

    Quote Originally Posted by gegtik View Post
    to piggyback off this topic, what is the rationale behind sticking these to your humidor lids? is it just a matter of convenience, or is it actually a more accurate place to measure humidity?
    You may get a percent or two fluctuation from top to bottom of the humi, depending on airflow. Humid air tends to rise, as it is in the process of releasing moisture, making it less dense than dry air that is in the process of absorbing moisture from the air. Hence, you will probably get a percentage point (give or take) higher reading from the top of the humi than you would if you placed it in the bottom. I guess then ideally a hygro is best stuck to the side somewhere in the middle of a cooler or cabinet.

    This all depends on the size of you humi as well. For a desktop with very little room from top to bottom, I would place mine on the top simply for convenience sake. I just have my sensor for the weather station rested in the middle of the humi (a cooler).

    Hope that helps.
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    Re: Attaching Hygrometers and Humidification devices

    My humi has a humidification device that is under the lid. There is also a magnet under the lid where I put my hygrometer. It's a small humi so I don't lose space in the box, and it is convenient to read when I open it.

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    Re: Attaching Hygrometers and Humidification devices

    I've used velcro. I don't like the way it makes the hygrometer stick out more. It takes up cigar space. I've tried flush mount magnets. That's better. But the best option for me is to use the cigar shaped hygrometers. I just set them in with the cigars. And no, a lid mount isn't any better that any other place. It's just usually the best out of the way spot.


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