Resetting maximum thermometer

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Resetting maximum thermometer

Post by rjd1000 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:42 pm

not sure i ever do it right

it seems to take me multiple flicks of the thermometer to get it to the current temperature

also the mercury is then prone to sliding up the thermometer once reset

anyone else do it in a particular way?

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Re: Resetting maximum thermometer

Post by Paul C » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:08 pm

What kind of thermometer is it ?

I do something like this about three times - then check if Max has dropped to whatever the dry bulb reading is at the time
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Re: Resetting maximum thermometer

Post by rjd1000 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:36 pm

russell scientific one

thanks that diagram helps i have only been doing it from step 2 to 3

do you repeat the whole thing 3 times you mean?

glad i haven't been doing it too wrong!

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Re: Resetting maximum thermometer

Post by Paul C » Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:59 pm

Yes - I do it three times at least and quite aggressively ( stand well clear of screen, I smashed one to bits ) - really important to have it set as same as dry bulb at 0900hrs

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Re: Resetting maximum thermometer

Post by darrog » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:14 pm

To prevent the issue of the 'sliding' Mercury when you replace the thermometer in the screen - when you read it in the morning, hold it up vertically and read it that way.
By doing it that way the Mercury as slid back to its true max'.
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