Originally Posted by feedman77
I just got a 10300.
Was thinking of doing same thing with the probe.
When I was dry running mine. It looked like I had to set it at 103 to get 99.5 at egg level.
What issues have you had with yours?
Was gonna set 40 turkey eggs on thurs. And try mine out
Temperature inconsistency is the main issue. One day I need the thermostat set at 93.8 to keep one side under 102 and the other side barely above 98.2. Next day that setting will be cooking one side and the other will be about right, 99.5. Our house is a steady 70 where we have the incubator.
The hygrometer is also on the useless side. Now that I have a good one in there that's obvious. It is supposed to be reasonably accurate above 50% I believe, mine isn't. It's a good 20% off always, and variable.
But temp inconsistency is the big one. Having a job to go to I often come home to Temps that I am certain have killed some eggs.
I am going to stick with this batch, temp probe taped solid to a wall, and see what happens. At least it hasn't randomly spiked to over 105 this go around yet.
I've tried rotating the lid, weights in the lid, the controller on mine is just garbage I am afraid.
my last batch mostly all died between 18 and 21 days, either cooked or drowned from my necropsy results. Considering running dry right through hatch.
Let me know if you figure yours out or if it just works for you. Mine is 18 days away from a one way trip to the dump I think. Maybe I just got a dud. I used to have way better hatch rates withe a 30 year old wafer controller without a turner. I thought I was upgrading! Oops. Eyeing the brinsea 40 advanced or will just build one.