Brinsea Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adkins90, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. adkins90

    adkins90 Truly Obsessed...

    Jan 30, 2007
    Huntington, WV
    I have a Brinsea Octagon 20 and absolutely hate the dividers. I can't keep the dividers in place, and it's driving me crazy [​IMG] Does anyone use anything else to place eggs in, with success?

    Last edited: Dec 8, 2010
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I haven't had any trouble with mine, though I do find they stay in place better if the tray is IN the bator when you put the eggs in.....
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Here's what I do:

    Place a foam "bumper" - without a wire divider, just the foam strip bumper - against the far side of the tray. In the 'bator, as Deb said, and press an egg against it in the middle. Then put a bumper-filled wire divider into the tray with the ends in the slots, to hold that egg. Fill up the row with eggs, gently pressing them between the foam bumpers. Start the next row the same way, just pressing the "placement" egg against the bumper in the divider. Place the next bumper filled divider, to reserve the row for the rest of the eggs. Fill in that row. Etc., etc., etc. And the closest side of the tray just needs a bumper between it and the eggs. Brinsea sent far more wire dividers than I need to use.

    Hope this helps!
  4. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    I'll swap my LG with you for the Brinsea.
    The only con is you will hate the LG more:D
  5. adkins90

    adkins90 Truly Obsessed...

    Jan 30, 2007
    Huntington, WV
    I love the brinsea except for the dividers. It holds perfect temp...thinking about trying egg cartons in the tray. Anyone tried this before?

  6. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    I haven't had any problems with the dividers either. I do have the tray inside the bator as I am filling it up. Do you have the foam inserts for the wire dividers? I can't remember if those came with the bator or with the humidity pump but they help keep the eggs in place
  7. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    My last hatch in my brinsea I went with NO dividers. I had 30+ eggs and I literally stuffed them in there and filled any gaps with a piece of foam. All big side up. And had a great hatch!! [​IMG]
  8. funnybirds

    funnybirds Songster

    Oct 16, 2010
    I took out the wire dividers and hand turned. The Eco 20 doesnt come with bumpers. Might have used the wires if they had. Wonder what material it is that they use to make the bumpers?
  9. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    I would love to see a close up of what the foam divider stuff looks like. I too have the Oct 20 Eco and it does not come with foam pieces. I had a terrible time getting my plain metal ones to stay in the tracks they are supposed to slide into. The are almost too short and when I put one side in the other side pops out. I wish I had some foam pieces to help with this. Can anyone show what the foam looks like and then I would love to go find something that I could use to make some. I love this incubator just not the dividers. Oh and I did try it with the tray in the bator and my metal dividers still won't stay in the slots. [​IMG]
  10. Baralak

    Baralak Songster

    Mine Fit just fine... But I tell you what I would do.. is that I would give Brinsea a call... Believe it or not, they are wonderful to talk to and if for some reason your racks, or tray are a weird size, they will send you out replacement parts ASAP!...

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