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In order to make it easier to add water to my Hova Bator 1588, I rotated the top so the air vent is closer to the water troughs' fill wells. I can now poke a plastic tube down through the air vent and over to the wells or sponge to add water without lifting the top or disturbing eggs. The plastic tube doesn't stay in the air vent - it's only used when adding water.

I had to make a new notch in the styrofoam top to accommodate the turner cord, and plugged up the original turner cord hole.

I ran the bator and kept records for two days before making any changes. Now two days after the modification, the humidity is still stable and everything seems to be working okay.

 

In the long run, will turning the top like this mess with the humidity or disrupt air flow or anything? Thanks!

Beautiful Delawares, Salmon Faverolles, Lavender Ameraucanas and one very protective dog.
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In order to make it easier to add water to my Hova Bator 1588, I rotated the top so the air vent is closer to the water troughs' fill wells. I can now poke a plastic tube down through the air vent and over to the wells or sponge to add water without lifting the top or disturbing eggs. The plastic tube doesn't stay in the air vent - it's only used when adding water.
I had to make a new notch in the styrofoam top to accommodate the turner cord, and plugged up the original turner cord hole.
I ran the bator and kept records for two days before making any changes. Now two days after the modification, the humidity is still stable and everything seems to be working okay.

In the long run, will turning the top like this mess with the humidity or disrupt air flow or anything? Thanks!


Looks good! Can you do me a favour and look into the hole on the top of the incubator, were the air fan is and tell me if you see the sticker on the fan or just black? I was wondering, because I have the same inxubator as you and I to replace my fan, and ended up placing it sticker up, so it bloos the air towards the top ofvthe incubator, not down directlymon the eggs. Lol, i think i got it right!

Thanks!
Edited by Bryam - 3/9/16 at 6:48am
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So sorry I haven't replied; have been recooperating. You have probably hatched eggs in your bator by now, as have I. My modifications worked fine; hope yours did too. Seems to me the hole over the fan is to drawn air into it.

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