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Old 10-17-11, 12:02 PM   #1
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I discovered a tool that is very useful for me, called Mold Alert, by the same folks that make Kill-a-Watt.



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The unit has a digital thermometer and a digital hygrometer and a built algorithm that calculates when mold growing conditions are present.

When those conditions are present, a red light blinks and there is an optional alarm that will beep.

The unit does not detect mold, rather the conditions for mold growth.

Here where I live in the Pacific Northwest, mold is a big issue, and having a device like this is very useful.

I did discover that my basement is pretty much a perpetual mold garden... so some serious work really needs to be done down there.

The parts of the house that I don't heat are borderline, with mold growth conditions being met from time to time. The heated portion of the house is always safe.

I've learned a lot from this thing already, and I am interested how things look as we go deeper into winter.

Available from Amazon for $27.99

or...

Available from Amazon for $21.99

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Thanks for finding this. We've had some mold issues with our old house and I'm always concerned about it happening in our new house.
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Old 10-17-11, 01:26 PM   #3
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I have the same feature built into my 'weather station' that I got not too long ago. Its an Oregon Scientific unit I think... Lemme find it now.

Amazon.com: Oregon Scientific RMR500ESA Clima-Control Solar Powered Climate Monitor and Weather Forecaster with Mold Alert: Home & Garden

I gotta say I LOVE this thing...
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Old 10-17-11, 02:06 PM   #4
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Here's a related device...


For when you get all old and analog.

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and for when you have to do it yourself

Sensiron Temperature/Humidity Sensor [SHT11] ID: 246 - $35.00 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits
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Just came across this little ruby right here. Cheap & easy. Tech specs HERE.

It measures temp and humidity.

The above link even has Arduino library & sketch code to produce output like this:


This can affordably give you temp & humidity for every room in the house.

Also, if the code was included (don't know where that is yet) to calculate dew point, this could make hydronic ceiling cooling a reality for a home.

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link is broken?
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Old 12-10-11, 01:21 PM   #8
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Link OK....

Also added link to tech spec page.

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