How To Build A Home Made Curing Chamber... By Uwanna

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Post by redzed » Thu Jul 19, 2012 18:25

Well, I think I'm on my way. Just ordered one of these. From what I can see, it has temp/humidity sensors, and I should be able to mount it on the outside, allowing for less wire clutter on the inside.
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Post by atcNick » Thu Jul 19, 2012 19:11

Redzed, that looks great. Have you read any reviews on it to see how well it performs? Where did you order it from?
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Post by redzed » Thu Jul 19, 2012 20:16

No, decided to take a flyer on it without reading reviews, it just seems to be a good idea, especially since it is a dual function. It is designed to handle the temp and humidity ranges necessary for curing. I believe it is designed for hydrophonic operations. (So if I fail in Salami curing, I can always get into the gro-op business!).

I ordered it through Amazon for $106 with free shipping to US addresses. I am having mine shipped to a Blaine Washington warehouse and will pick it up when I'm driving through there in a couple of weeks.
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Post by Cabonaia » Thu Jul 19, 2012 20:43

Sweet looking unit! I haven't seen this dual temp and RH type before.
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Post by atcNick » Thu Jul 19, 2012 21:11

Redzed, I looked at the unit online and it seems that the humidity control is for de-humidify only. Is that what you wanted? I would think you would need a humidy controller that can increase humidity also. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Post by redzed » Thu Jul 19, 2012 22:20

I noticed that also but reasoned that it simply shuts off the power to either a humidifier or a dehumidifier when the desired RH is reached. But I may be wrong here and will check.
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Post by atcNick » Thu Jul 19, 2012 22:25

redzed wrote:I noticed that also but reasoned that it simply shuts off the power to either a humidifier or a dehumidifier when the desired RH is reached. But I may be wrong here and will check.
Im not sure it would work like that. Lets say you want 50% humidity and the current humidity is 60%. It would activate your device plugged in to dehumidify, in your case a humidifier. BUt the humidity wouldnt come down it would just keep going up and never shut off. Or am I thinking about it wrong? I've never done this before.
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Post by redzed » Thu Jul 19, 2012 22:35

I think you are right. It will probably turn the power on when the humidity you set it for is reached. Looks like the order will need to be cancelled or operated backwards.
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Post by redzed » Thu Jul 19, 2012 22:48

Well so much for my bright idea. This unit will not work as its designed to dehumidify and cool only. Back to the drawing board'
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Post by atcNick » Thu Jul 19, 2012 22:57

Just found this post on another site that might be helpful. It's a modification for that unit.

http://forum.grasscity.com/do-yourself/ ... m-1-a.html
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Post by Baconologist » Thu Jul 19, 2012 23:18

Yes, the above mentioned controller is for dehumidification.
The Dayton controller is what many of us are using for curing; it works well.

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http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-1UHG3-Humi ... B001OLVNUK
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Post by Cabonaia » Thu Jul 19, 2012 23:55

yeah that's the one I use too, and for temp control a lot of folks use this:

http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Controls- ... controller

Together they cost about $100, not counting shipping. I got my Dayton RH controller at Grainger, because there is one in town where I could pick it up at willcall, thus no shipping.

There are a lot of Grainger branchs in WA. Not sure where you were going to pick up your stuff there....

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg/br ... &x=14&y=13
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Post by slider » Fri Jul 20, 2012 05:21

i think im on my way to, got the humidity controller ordered, not for sure if its a good one though any thoughts ?

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_ ... cts_id=263

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Post by IdaKraut » Fri Jul 20, 2012 18:51

This is the one I use in my walk-in cooler when I do dry curing. It works extremely well but is very pricey (I paid half of what it costs now - then again, I bought mine 10 years ago). It controls both temp and humidity:
http://www.hydroponics.net/i/199997
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