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Old 02-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #11
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My digital scale is from Fisher-Scientific. When I used to dye a lot of fiber, I used it to weigh the dye powder. I sent my mom to buy it in the MPLS area (I think it was Chaska or Minnetonka) "get one that sensitive enough to weigh drugs" was what I told her. I have several others (no batteries required)--including one of those fruit scales (hanging) you used to see in markets, one of those "justice" scales, and another one, as well as a baby scale. I also have a grain scale, but that's not in the house <g>. The digital scale only goes up to 1/2 lb so I have to weigh things that weigh more than that with one of the other scales. I don't have a scale to weigh myself, however, I don't believe in those.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:24 PM   #12
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I've had a Salter digital scale for years and wouldn't be without it. And you're right, Andy, you don't realize how much you use it until it's down. I buy my batteries at Dollar Tree and keep several spares in amzipper-lock plastic bag in the freezer.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:57 PM   #13
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I've had a Salter digital scale for years and wouldn't be without it. And you're right, Andy, you don't realize how much you use it until it's down. I buy my batteries at Dollar Tree and keep several spares in a zipper-lock plastic bag in the freezer.
Spike buys batteries for the smoke alarms in the different buildings he takes care of. So he buys them by the case load. I haven't bought a battery in years. I just give him my little 20 battery holder and he fills it up for me with AA and Triple A's. All my little gizmo's for the computer uses batteries up like the were water in a sieve.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:31 PM   #14
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I bought button batteries (LR-44) on Amazon for peanuts.

1 pound is 453.6g and 1 oz is around that 28g mentioned.

My scale uses triple a I think, and I changed them once.
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Don't most digital scales have a button to change units between grams, kilos, ounces, pounds?
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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Don't most digital scales have a button to change units between grams, kilos, ounces, pounds?
Yes, there is a metric/English system button. You can switch back and forth. Digital scales aso have a tare or zero button. IT let's you put a bowl on the scale then zero out its weight so you can add and measure ingredients.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #17
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Yes, there is a metric/English system button. You can switch back and forth. Digital scales aso have a tare or zero button. IT let's you put a bowl on the scale then zero out its weight so you can add and measure ingredients.
Yup, mine's got that tare button. I love it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:27 PM   #18
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Do you have a Batteries Plus near you? Just take the scale into the store with you. They will find the right ones and put them in for you.

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Old 02-26-2013, 08:45 PM   #19
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Do you have a Batteries Plus near you? Just take the scale into the store with you. They will find the right ones and put them in for you.

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Thanks but the nearest one is a bit away. I have removed the old batteries and know what to buy. I just have to get to the store. The plan is to do that tomorrow. I also have to buy different batteries for SO's car remote.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:41 PM   #20
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andy, not all button, coin, or watch batteries are the same. it mostly has to do with size/package. the joltage is always about the same, though. unless you need a lot ofcurrent, any one that fits will do. .

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