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My readings have been low now


Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:24 am
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Well it may be a real world reading (I hope not).

If this is the case (should be doing this stuff anyway) check out my other tips on reducing the odds of exposure...

https://www.netc.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1157

We all know that you can be hurt by these things so it's best to try to avoid any excess hazards when possible.

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Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:32 pm
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jimbeam wrote:
no its the only counter i have .. and when you say too move the screw back and forth which screw are you referring too ? i hope it this :shock: thks all


Before you start adjusting the factory calibration, we should confirm that is your problem. I have never needed to adjust the calibration on any of my geiger counters. Blowing off the geiger tube with canned air is a good idea, no harm there. Are you still getting the higher readings?

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Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:48 pm
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It appears that since the voltage cap is metal and not insulated, these units can register the wrong values when a piece of dust (with moisture) falls on them...

...or spatter from a rain drop and anything else that falls on it the right way...


...the 320+ uses vents (i like it) to get a more accurate read but with a voltage control made without insulation it makes since that they "freak out" on occasion.



Place a small (VERY small) piece of (electrical) tape over it (marked R-14)...

...should be good to go!

keep posting your reads (so we know what's up) and good luck.

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they are now 13 cpm


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I would say it was a erroneous read...

...I had heard of these things "going off the reservation" before but never tested the voltage pot theory until this incident. Seems the vents can let dust and moisture in and cause a temporary false read until the moisture evaporates or the dust is burned up from the unit.

Doesn't take much in the way of a short to change the voltage and create a high read. And a micro speck of dust burning will register higher as it is consumed inside the unit.

Now that we know it should help us to better guard against moisture and dust entering these units through the vents.

Good news for everyone that this read appears to be false.

Be sure and let us know if it happens again!!!

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Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:35 am
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jimbeam wrote:
they are now 13 cpm


Glad to hear your readings are back again. I assume you didn't need to adjust anything? Once I made the mistake of taking my Mazur 9000 in to an underground cave tour without having the unit in a ziplock back. As a result, the pancake geiger tube got contaminated and even after leaving the cave the readings were elevated from the radon+ exposure. After about 3 hours out of the cave, my readings returned to the normal background readings. More than concern for the geiger counter, my biggest mistake was taking my whole family on the 45 minute underground tour with me. I exposed all of them to elevated levels of unnecessary internal radiation.

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Sun Jun 21, 2015 6:31 pm
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16 cpm


Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:30 pm
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thks all will keep u posted if the counts go whacky :?


Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:43 pm
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the tape on the top seem too be working very well thk you count here is 12 cpm :D


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