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Ph Meter Arrived Dry. Company Says It Is Normal?

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  • May 31 2013 04:33 PM
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:33 PM

So from what I read on here and other cannabis forums, your pH meter must not arrive with it's probe dry, as this permanently damages the probe apparently.

 

I bought an oakton ph2  http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B004G8PWAU      it arrived bone dry.

 

Says in the manual to rehydrate with a 7.00 solution which I did and I guess everything is working as it should... but I honestly dont know 100% and that bothers me. For all I know all my pH readings have been off because of this? (i have no proof of that though, my plant is healthy enough i suppose...)

 

I also emailed the company (Oakton) and they stated the same thing, simply rehydrate the probe with the solution..... So the information I have is very conflicting.  Most forums say dry probe = a bad/dead probe.... So really need some advice here.

 

Does anybody have any knowledge on these pH probes/meters and could soothe my worries? If your tools are actually off/broken, yet you are led believe they are in working order then you are going to be set up for failure.

 

 

Thanks !

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:49 PM

I have the same one, came dry. works fine and i do 3 pt calibrations every 5th use or so and it has never been more than 0.1 pH off so far.


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 11:13 AM

Of course its gonna be dry when u get it. Its brand new don't let it dry out after u hydrate for the first time. What did u think they were gonna send it to you soaking in solution. Its common sense

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

all mine have all come dry! no problem!


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:27 PM

Of course its gonna be dry when u get it. Its brand new don't let it dry out after u hydrate for the first time. What did u think they were gonna send it to you soaking in solution. Its common sense

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This, you're fine. Not sure how you were expecting them to ship it out wet either. If you bought it in a store, this would be different, but one of the very minor fallbacks of buying online.



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