Brinsea incubator hack?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nadrojsack, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive got a brinsea octagon advance 20 ext humidity pump, so the lid has a fault and brinsea are sending a new lid. First has anyone had the same problem, and instead of a lid replace got a full unit replacement?

    My idea, when the new lid comes i could make a box (the yellow bit) anyone done this, and if you have have you expanded your box size? more egg capacity?

    Thoughts and ideas please? Thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    I have the same incubator and have never had a problem with it. I think what you are saying is putting the incubator lid on a box to make room for more eggs? I don't think this would work as the incubator and its design are made to be a sealed unit. If it's not sealed and just on a box the heating element would be constantly on trying to maintain temperature, therefore runnng the risk of burning it out and compromising your warranty. Also I think you would have the same issues with the humidity pump working on overdrive trying to maintain humidity. The design is also as it is to spread the heat and air evenly through the whole unit over the eggs, changing this could cause hot and cold spots with just a box therefore causing uneven development in your eggs.

    There is the octagon 40 or ova easy range for more egg capacity. I've also found if you don't use the foam in the dividers you can get more eggs in.
     
  3. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well the idea is to use the lid thats coming aswel as the old. So a similar container would do the trick would it not?
     
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    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    Depends what kind of seal you can get. But if your getting a new lid is the old not faulty?
     
  5. nadrojsack

    nadrojsack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looking at the Octogan 40 its simply the lid and container that are longer the electronics etc look similar if not the same. With regards the faulty unit - Well its an O ring issue you see...
     
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    Yorkshire Coop Merry Christmas! Staff Member

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    The octagon 40 has 4 fans for even heat distribution. Give it a whirl and see how it works. Will be very interested in your results :thumbsup
     

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