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I just got my new incubator and i'm trying to learn how to use all the settings before i put eggs in. I'm following the instructions to level the shelves but when the shelves stop and lock in position they are not level! They stop at about a 30 degree angle. I tried to call Brinsea but maybe they are gone until Monday? I need to set my eggs this weekend. HELP! Does anyone know if there is a way I can adjust the trays?

Barnevelders and French Black Copper Marans
Fossil Rock Farm
New Woodstock, NY
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Barnevelders and French Black Copper Marans
Fossil Rock Farm
New Woodstock, NY
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Hi, just saw your post...I'm not on here much.  I have an ovaeasy advance and its a learning curve...lol.  I start a turn and then stop it when they are ALMOST level because they don't stop immediately.  The few seconds causes them to go past the level.  It took me a bit to figure it out, and sometimes even if they are off a bit you can still get the trays in & out ok.  I recognize Your farm name--I sell eggs and have gotten your egg cartons from customers.  My DIL may have gotten her Barnies from you.  I am just a bit south of Oneida.

 

I like the OE but wish it was easier to clean.  I am short and it is really hard to reach to the back.  Not sure I like the trays--mine came with the universal hatching trays w/dividers.  I think I will invest in some of the egg carton looking ones--what ever they are called.  I mainly raise/hatch turkeys.  I let the hens do the chickens when I need replacement hens.  My girls are just a backyard mix for eggs(at this point--after many years)  Nice to talk to someone in my neck of the woods!

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Hi, just saw your post...I'm not on here much.  I have an ovaeasy advance and its a learning curve...lol.  I start a turn and then stop it when they are ALMOST level because they don't stop immediately.  The few seconds causes them to go past the level.  It took me a bit to figure it out, and sometimes even if they are off a bit you can still get the trays in & out ok.  I recognize Your farm name--I sell eggs and have gotten your egg cartons from customers.  My DIL may have gotten her Barnies from you.  I am just a bit south of Oneida.

 

I like the OE but wish it was easier to clean.  I am short and it is really hard to reach to the back.  Not sure I like the trays--mine came with the universal hatching trays w/dividers.  I think I will invest in some of the egg carton looking ones--what ever they are called.  I mainly raise/hatch turkeys.  I let the hens do the chickens when I need replacement hens.  My girls are just a backyard mix for eggs(at this point--after many years)  Nice to talk to someone in my neck of the woods!

Thanks for your answer, I'm still fussing with it, going to try to calibrate it.

Where do you buy the egg carton trays? From Brinsea? Won't the eggs fall out of that type?

Barnevelders and French Black Copper Marans
Fossil Rock Farm
New Woodstock, NY
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Barnevelders and French Black Copper Marans
Fossil Rock Farm
New Woodstock, NY
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Thank you for this post.  I'm having the same problem with my Ova-Easy 100.  It always pauses about 25 degrees past level.  Any further suggestions would be much appreciated.

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