What type of thermometer do you use?

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Some use electronic ones, while some still use the old mercury ones.
 

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Electronic. I lost my old one and had to buy a new one. I don't think they make the mercury ones anymore.
 

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Glad you didn't ask if it was oral or rectal LOL

I have a 26 year old electronic one that takes about 3 minutes to give the results. I bought a new battery for it this year.
 

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A random mixture I guess.

I've got a handheld spot thermometer that takes batteries and has a laser to indicate where it's pointing. I've got a thermal imaging camera that's like the handheld doodad on steroids. Then I've got a couple of things that use bimetallic strips, and the house thermostat has a bimetallic strip with a mercury capsule attached, so that when it tips it makes or breaks a simple circuit to the furnace. I also have a rather nice barometer/thermometer that uses a spring for pressure and alcohol for temperature. For good measure I've got a really weird thing attached to one of my heating pipes that looks like a mercury thermometer with the mercury positioned so the bulb is in the flow of hot water through the heating loop. I'd love to know how old that thing is.

I did have a hygrometer that used what looks like horsehair to measure humidity but the hairs broke so now it reads 100% regardless of what's really going on.
 
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