acurite digital thermometer\ hydrometer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Danny81577, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Danny81577

    Danny81577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just puts acurite digital thermometer in my still air hova bator and noticed it was saying that the factory thermometer that came with the hova bator was reading 7 degrees low. Has anyone else experienced this ?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I didn't use the factory paper thin thermometer that came with my Hova, I threw it out, I've always been told they were not reliable. I only use the Accurites and Springfield digital Thermometer/Hygrometers.

    Are you just starting it up to see how it runs or have you set eggs yet?
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Not sure if you accurite is correct or not but you can test the one that came with bator. Put crushed ice and cold water in a glass put thermometer in and see if it goes to 32 degrees . If it is off either way you can move the thermometer to line up with 32 and tape it in place. Now it should be correct and you can compare with the accurite.
     
  4. Danny81577

    Danny81577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to try a different thermometer after I had read another post about someone having the same problem. I was 6 days into incubation when I tried it now I have the ACurite digital in there holding a steady 100 degrees and they are still developing.
     
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  6. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure you are measuring from the same spot. My still air measures as much as 6F different from the side to the middle. My digital and the thermometer that came with my incubator read exactly the same when set on the table next to each other but the digital on the side of the incubator will read 96-97F while the other reads 100-102 in the center on the eggs. I've found that's perfect for me and my hatches have all been right on time. Digital will also reflect changes faster so when the heater comes on and goes off the digital will change by up to 1-2F where other kinds will not or at least will be several minutes behind.
     

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