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Name: Carol Texas
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Ecscuba
Nov 18, 2014 9:21 PM CST
so glad to find this on Amazon. It works up to 200 feet and you can set a high and low temp alert. Now I can sleep tonight and not worry about the heater not coming on. Hard to see but it is LaCrosse model 308-1790R

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 18, 2014 10:36 PM CST
I got this message.
Your search "LaCrosse model 308-1790R" did not match any products.

Is there another model number?
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 18, 2014 11:40 PM CST
I couldn't locate the one you got @ecscuba but I found a simple, inexpensive temperature gauge that I hope will work well. If not, Amazon is great with returns. So many of the Weather gauge include features that I don't need so this one should work just fine.

http://www.amazon.com/La-Crosse-Technology-WS-9009B-IT-Tempe...
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Name: Carol Texas
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Ecscuba
Nov 19, 2014 9:43 AM CST
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EOW924A/ref=od_aui_detai...

Here is the link. I bought a cheap one from Home Depot and it just wouldn't transmit reliably. This one is working great plus it has the alerts. I saw it recommended on some other garden forum.

Amazon gave me that message too and I somehow tweaked my search and it found it. Something not quite right in their search on this one.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Nov 20, 2014 9:00 AM CST
I just ordered a pair of them, one for each GH. I already had monitors but there was no alarm, just visual checking. Those were not much good from 10 PM till 6 AM while I am sleeping!
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 21, 2014 6:49 PM CST
My GH weather gauge came in today. I read the reviews and quite frankly, I wonder if people know how to read instructions? Or do they bother? Mine worked perfectly after following the proper order in which to insert the batteries. Obviously, it makes a difference. Now I can monitor the GH temps at a glance. My obsession about the GH temps have slowed with the help of the thermostat and now the temperature gauge. We have a nice break in the temps to test out all my gadgets. But already I am trusting they will help me all winter long.
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Name: Carol Texas
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Ecscuba
Nov 21, 2014 8:56 PM CST
I love my Lacross too SHADY. So nice to monitor the temp from inside, although I will find just about any reason to go to the GH. You're right about the order to insert the batteries. A little reading instruction saves frustration.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 21, 2014 9:37 PM CST
Thanks for your suggestions . I got the one that fit our needs. If I got the one with the alarm, and it went off while I was at work one night, not only would DH throw it against the wall, he wouldn't do anything about the temperature fluctuation anyway. So, I have to trust that all things will work.
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Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
Dec 2, 2014 9:46 AM CST
Our old AcuRite temp monitor is still going strong, but I felt that we needed something with a temperature alarm. I really wanted something that would send the alert to my iPhone. So after some research, I decided to purchase the AcuRite Environment System. I felt the price was reasonable, the tech support is USA based, and the reviews were excellent.

It was super easy to setup (took me 20 mins). I set up an online account and downloaded the app to my iPhone. Last night I stayed up until the RMH fire died down enough for the temp to go below 55F and the alerts immediately texted and emailed me. I will feel better about going to the game tonight (temps are hovering in the 30s today).

http://www.acurite.com/environment-system-with-temperature-a...
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Dec 2, 2014 10:12 AM CST
Are you into pro basketball, college basketball, or some other game, Melissa?
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Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
Dec 2, 2014 10:34 AM CST
drdawg said:Are you into pro basketball, college basketball, or some other game, Melissa?


College BBall. Memphis Tigers! Hurray!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
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drdawg
Dec 2, 2014 12:01 PM CST
Gotcha. Thumbs up
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Name: Carol Texas
Central Texas (Zone 8b)
"Not all who wander are lost."
Region: Texas Composter Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Organic Gardener Hummingbirder
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Ecscuba
Dec 2, 2014 5:41 PM CST
SHADYTRAKE that's awesome ! I will have to see if there is anything similar to that for android. Since I have two greenhouses now!
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