1588 Hovabator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tiki244, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I was looking at a 1588 hovabator for 110$ and was wondering if that is a good price----for those who have one----and I was wondering what type of thermostat it has---it says it is already set but does not say what kind it is [​IMG]
     
  2. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can PM MissPrissy about this cause she knows at least 101 things about them. She's our go to expert. [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you are asking if it has a wafer the answer is no. It has its own preset enclosed thermostat wired to the fan.

    I would only buy direct from GQF. They are $115 plus shipping. However, for that extra $5 you are getting excellent customer service and product support. Questions get answered by the people who invented and designed the Hovabator. I don't like middle men when I can buy direct.

    I had a problem with a new 1588 and was shipped a replacement next day. No questions asked.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Thanks Yep I found GQF and will be ordering from them----I suppose the thermometer they give you is not worth much though is it? [​IMG] Do I need to buy another Accurite? [​IMG] I have one but its in use. I ordered all these eggs and they are coming in two weeks and realised I just cant incubate them all in my homemade bator. [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The thermometer is just a plain old fashioned glass therm like you pick up at the drug store.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You won't be sorry you got the 1588. I've got 2 of them plus a 1590 which is the older model and I really like them a lot. Soon you'll be ordering another...and then another...... [​IMG]
     
  7. littlebanty

    littlebanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have the 1588 and I have been happy with it. It stays at the temp you set it to. No fluctuation in temps with this one!
     
  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:[​IMG] yeah kinda like the chickens
     
  9. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a terrific incubator, mine has never spiked, stays at 100 all the time. [​IMG]
     
  10. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Add me to the list of happy 1588 owners. I have 2 and love them.
     

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