A: I would not recommend leaving the thermometer in the composter all year. I keep mine safe inside and only put it in the compost when I want to know the temperature. I advise taking the temperature in several locations in the compost (middle and near the edges. There will be a range of temperature readings. It is a valuable tool in doing Hot Composting and worth taking care of.
A: Yes, our compost thermometer can be left in the compost year round
A: I would not . I don't think it's weatherproof.
A: Yes, this can be left out year round.
A: 4-5 inches long
A: The dial is 2.5 inches in diameter and the stem is 19 inches long.
A: 4-5 inces lng enough