Redwood Incubator - Leahy Favorite ARTICLE with Pic - Page 14
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Houston, we have a problem.
Bator has been running two weeks now. We added 8 dozen eggs 5 days ago ; all has been well but tonight it does not want to rise above 93 degrees. We have the two original mercury thermometers and 2 digitals in it so I am certain the temp is correct. What do we do? Has the wafer taken a dump?
My 1200 has done the same thing, and then it has done the opposite and gone to 120+. This was after a steady 99.5 for 2-2.5 weeks. My fan and heating elements are good, and I put brand new wafers in it, so I think its the old thermostat switches. I plan on redoing the t-stat system and seeing what that does.
Edited by bosingleton - 5/13/13 at 6:37am
I scrapped the wafer thermostats
Replaced with digital thermostat
Set to match egg-o-meter .
So far all is good 99.3 min to 99.7 max.
Had to set my digital to 97.8 to get this. 10 days in 400 eggs ifingers crossed awaiting hatch.
If this works i would highly recomend scrapping the wafers for they are just to fickle.
Its just to simple to replace with digital.
I have a four tray Leahy incubator I'm trying to sell. Someone used expanding foam sealant on it :/ and it has a missing latch on the door and a little soft spot on the board on the bottom. Was going to restore it but just need to get it out of here and get the space back. I'm in Southern WV just south of Huntington. have a post here but its $200
Leahy incubator no 416 for sale on Bos craigslist.
Loved seeing this post. I recently acquired two Leahy Favorite incubators at a local auction. Cleaned and oiled and they are working!
Just wanted to add that you left out at least one model. Though it may have been considered commercial because of it's size. It's the 1650 and the workmanship is spectacular. The corners are not just butted, they are notched and joined. The other one is a 1200 which is pretty big as well but completely dwarfed by the 1650.