# my Monster Thermometer!

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I had an odd piece of glassware that needed an application, and it So reminded me of a thermometer, that I figured Why not!

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Im using methylated spirits in it, this stuff in the UK has a purple color, so I added a little Rhodamine B to it to make the color a little more visible.

its accuracy is amazing with a resolution of 5 degrees c over 8mm.

although its not a very Fast thermometer, in a room where theres slow temp changes it works great!

its also under a partial vacuum as I heated the liquid up to 50c and then sealed the top.

Ill find a nice piece of wood somewhere and mount the whole thing on it eventually, maybe put it on a wall or something.

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That's pretty badass, dude! I thought for a moment, looking at the thread title, that this might have been another contribution to the best pick-up line thread.

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I had an odd piece of glassware that needed an application, and it So reminded me of a thermometer, that I figured Why not!

top down:

Im using methylated spirits in it, this stuff in the UK has a purple color, so I added a little Rhodamine B to it to make the color a little more visible.

its accuracy is amazing with a resolution of 5 degrees c over 8mm.

although its not a very Fast thermometer, in a room where theres slow temp changes it works great!

its also under a partial vacuum as I heated the liquid up to 50c and then sealed the top.

Ill find a nice piece of wood somewhere and mount the whole thing on it eventually, maybe put it on a wall or something.

Neat use of the glassware. I think it might be a specific gravity instrument for measuring the density of acids on the baume scale. my fellow instructor recently found one in the physics lab and brought it to me wondering what it was. I wouldn't have guessed it except that it said "baume" on the side, and that also looked like a giant thermometer... hang on... he uses this forum... that's not you is it? MS?

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Is that a compressed gas cylinder sitting in front of the wall vent? That’s not a heating vent, right? Also, I like the wall color is that paint or wallpaper?

Sorry.

Anyway, I was looking at giant wall thermometers the other day and they are expensive! If you mounted that on a nice wood plate and change the color to a less pink hue, you could make good money.

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it is indeed a compressed Gas cylinder, its 99.9% pure O2 (medical) in front of it is a Solar power cell (briefcase type), but no, its not a heat vent, its just for natural air circulation.

the Gas cylinder in the 1st pic, is a CO2 one, its next to that Tank.

it is a textured wall paper.

as for the Alc color I could make it more or less any color I liked, its just that This particular alc I used for the experiment had a Purple tinge, so I added Rhodamine B to get a better contrast.

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You could mount it on a light wood with the temperature gradient burned into the wood....very nice.

I use an old desiccator as a candy dish; no one ever seems to notice though.

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Nice piece of kit, but I prefer mine.

A six degree range covers the scale i.e. about 20cm .

I'm not sure how to sort out pictures on this site so if someone feels it need resizing please do.

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Nice

what does it Start at, and what`s it for, anything specific?

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We used to have an attachment limit, so I started using the tags for pictures. I just host them elsewhere.

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It's a special thermometer; it starts where you want it to (within the range -10 to 110). It's for measuring small differences like melting point depressions.

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