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Sportsmans 1502 advice?

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Hi, I'm a newbee who really appreciates this site!

I am seriously contemplating buying the Sportsman 1502, I spoke to a distributor and was about to purchase, when he told me it would struggle to keep temp. if I kept it in our basement. He had asked if it was cold down there (old renovated farmhouse), and I replied, "a little."

Where do people keep these, because my husband draws the line at having it in our actual living space, and I don't blame him! The other option is in our barn, which is a renovated century bank barn that is fairly weather proof.

I am struggling with a Chinese incubator at the moment and it's driving us nuts, beeping all the time, never holds humidity and temp is v unreliable. It's cruel to try to hatch under those conditions.

Thank you!

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Hi, I'm a newbee who really appreciates this site!

I am seriously contemplating buying the Sportsman 1502, I spoke to a distributor and was about to purchase, when he told me it would struggle to keep temp. if I kept it in our basement. He had asked if it was cold down there (old renovated farmhouse), and I replied, "a little."

Where do people keep these, because my husband draws the line at having it in our actual living space, and I don't blame him! The other option is in our barn, which is a renovated century bank barn that is fairly weather proof.

I am struggling with a Chinese incubator at the moment and it's driving us nuts, beeping all the time, never holds humidity and temp is v unreliable. It's cruel to try to hatch under those conditions.

Thank you!


​I keep mine in the guest bedroom, and it doubles as a night stand when not running. Sorry I'm not much help, I have heard other people say their's didn't do well when kept in a shed, garage, barn etc..... that was not temp controlled. I also have a friend who incubates in his basement and I don't think he has great hatch rates, his is an old renovated farmhouse as well, and you can't really do much with those basements.  

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1 wonderful husband, 1 terrific son, 2 dogs, 7 cats, 3 guineas, 5 chickens, 1 tough turkey....RIP Turtee (2005-8/28/2015), and 46 spoiled Peacocks.

 "Life is Good"

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Thanks for replying.

I called the dealer again and we talked about how to make it work. I'll have to move my dehumidifier to a separate part of the basement and possibly cover it with blankets if the external temp. drops.

I ordered it! Yeh!

I've read so many reviews that say how their hatch rate improved dramatically with this machine. I truly hope so.

Thanks again, God bless!

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If you are OK with the cost of a 1502, you might want to also consider a Dickey.

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