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Farm Innovators Digital Circulated Air Incubator 4250

post #1 of 6
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Hi I was wondering if anybody has this model 4250 of Incubator. I don't understand why there is an extra wire/plug off the digital monitor. It's a red wire with a blue end on it.

 

I don't see anywhere to plug it in. Also is there a way to add water without having to take the lid all the way off? 


Edited by joer77 - 4/7/16 at 2:41am
post #2 of 6
I just bought the same model yesterday and have the same questions. But besides not being able to see your water level, how do you adjust it?
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

The water trenches

 are in the middle. DUMB! I have to leave two eggs out of my turner and use a baster to fill.

post #4 of 6
I called the 800 number today w/ all my questions. He said most people use a turkey Bastet or meat injector to fill the water basins! Mine wasn't getting above 49% humidity, he said "add a wet sponge". Two other thermometers placed in the ventilation holes were reading 100 & 105. Switched them and the same corners read the same. He said "ignore that and go w/ digital reading in the middle. The black wire hanging down w/plastic stapled to end is the temperature sensor. The blue gadget hanging down is the humidity sensor. Both are to just hang down. We're giving it a try w/ 42 quail eggs w/ a lot of reservations! Forgot to ask how you would possibly get 115 quail eggs in there!?!?
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I have a tip with the temp and humidity probes. They are just long enough to get caught in egg turner and get pulled out. When this happens to temp probe it causes the heating unit to keep raising in temp. It took my incubator up to about 115. Of course lost about 30 eggs that were into their second week of incubation. So what i did was loosely knot the probe so it is at egg level but cannot get caught in turner.

post #6 of 6
Thanks for the tip! I'm going to do that right away!!
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