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It's a model 2100 farm innovator
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Amy thanks for Being so helpful I bet all my questions are pretty annoying but I do have one more I got my new incubator and it won't go to 101.5 I can get 102 and 101 just not the .5 part will that be okay cuz I'm running it at 102 ( it is still aired)

Do you have a seperate checked thermometer to be sure of temp with? 101-102 will get the job done.

 

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I'd just run it at 101. I'm sorry, which model did you have? If its the 9300, you might just have to live with 101 (but you should easily be able to get that .5 degree). If its the 9200, with the weird stick dial you turn to raise or lower the temp, it really helps to use a small screw to attach a milk cap to that dial. It makes minor adjustments SO much easier. Before the milk cap was added, I had a tendency to accidentally turn it too far one way or the other, which made fiddling with it for several days absolutely necessary. Now I set it and run it for a few days just to make sure it'll stay steady.

I have the 9200 I just barely wiggle it- I don't even turn it cause it is dangerous....lol

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post #33 of 39
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I've got 2 in there right now one with a hygrometer and one with out that came with the bator. They are both reading the same thing my humidity is at 50% day 2 now lol I've got an egg turner in there and it's a pain to read the temp when the eggs keep turning the thermometer so I feel like I open it to much so I can see the temp but the heat is pretty much staying the same can I tape the thermometer to one of the window or do I need to keep it on top of the eggs for better accuracy?
post #34 of 39
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The thermometer and hygrometer on my incubator don't read the same as the one on the inside which should I trust?
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The thermometer and hygrometer on my incubator don't read the same as the one on the inside which should I trust

Has the one inside been checked for accuracy?


Edited by AmyLynn2374 - 11/10/15 at 6:26am

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How do u do that, I put one in ice water to Bring it down
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How do u do that, I put one in ice water to Bring it down

The best way is to get a glass thermometer (the normal outside kind will do). Half fill a glass with ice add water and let sit a couple minutes before putting the thermometer in the ice water. It should read 32F if it is correct. Once you know that is correct (or how far off it is) you can check all others against it by placing them in the bator side by side and comparing. Generally I trust the individual ones more than the bator gages (unless it's a Brinsea or R-COM), but to be sure one of them needs to be tested or you're just winging it. I use two therms in my bator at least and if they start showing a difference I start investigating.


Edited by AmyLynn2374 - 11/10/15 at 11:18am

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post #38 of 39
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Okay and what's the best thing to candle brown eggs I've been using my iPhone 6 the flash light on it but I was just wondering if there was something better
post #39 of 39
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It's day 6 and I went ahead and candled 10 out of 42 all but one look really good I'm really excited that they are all growing but one looks weird with its veins they are really big and dark it's kind of weird
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