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post #11 of 15

OK we have been using the humidity pump for 2 weeks and it works, then STOPS working and just spins and spins and spins!!!!! We replaced ALL the hoses SEVERAL times. It will work perfect for  a day or three, then it STOPS working. ***?!!?!?!?!?!  I need to call Brinsea first thing Monday. Now that I am in lockdown it really can't hold 60%.  I even ordered EXTRA tube when we bought it, and we have all but gone through it all. No way the tube could wear out after a few days. Sigh this IS so frustrating . My hubby thinks the design is TERRIBLE and they could have made this pump so much better.  Maybe we just got a dud unit but we have spent HOURS messing with it.  So frustrating!!!

post #12 of 15

Called Brinsea, the instructions say the middle tube should be 5 1/2 inches but it really should be tighter at 5 1/4 inches!  Good to know, hope I can help someone else out with that information.

post #13 of 15
Totally agree on sucking the water through the tube with your mouth. I tried all solutions, I.e. Changing hoses, checking for obstructions, etc. nothing worked until the sucking trick.
post #14 of 15
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OK we have been using the humidity pump for 2 weeks and it works, then STOPS working and just spins and spins and spins!!!!! We replaced ALL the hoses SEVERAL times. It will work perfect for  a day or three, then it STOPS working. ***?!!?!?!?!?!  I need to call Brinsea first thing Monday. Now that I am in lockdown it really can't hold 60%.  I even ordered EXTRA tube when we bought it, and we have all but gone through it all. No way the tube could wear out after a few days. Sigh this IS so frustrating . My hubby thinks the design is TERRIBLE and they could have made this pump so much better.  Maybe we just got a dud unit but we have spent HOURS messing with it.  So frustrating!!!

I have been working with mine for a couple of hours.  I checked for leaks and I had none.  I loosened the hose going into the reservoir so it would reach the bottom, loosened the ones around the gear shaft so it would be a little longer and not flatten the tubes and I raised it higher.  I had the bator set at 35% RH and it quickly jumped from 22% up to 48%.  I decided to lower the pump because maybe the gravity was working too well.  The pump cut off, so I will continue to watch it tonight and tomorrow because I want to start my hatch on Saturday.  Maybe I can get the kinks worked out by then.  I am not sure the design is so great and the instructions were clearly written by their engineering staff, not normal people.  I am not sure that this was $150 well spent.

post #15 of 15
I gave up on my Brincea pump. Never could get it to work and I, too, changed out the tubes. I suggest you " Google " Dry Incubation Method". I have had very good success with this.
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