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Brinsea mini advance taking a long time to heat up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jcbrownacu, Sep 27, 2014.

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    jcbrownacu Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody have any trouble with their incubator taking 36 hours to get to 99.5? I saw it get to 98.7 last night but this morning it's 97.5 again. The room is 79 with the air vents closed so no drafts. Just curious as to your thoughts! Thanks
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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't have the mini but I do I have octagon 20 adv with the same digital display. Brinseas are usually great at getting to and holding temp. So my first thought would be to make sure you have set it to the temperature you want it at and have saved it in the menu. Also to make sure it's acctually together correctly and that when put the lid on its making a good seal. Also I would check that the cooling period is off I think it's number five on the main menu as you scroll through it. Hope this helps and you get your incubator upto temp.
     
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    Just got home and its at 99.5. I dont know what took it so long. Will that delay my hatch by a day?
     
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    No shouldn't do. I would still double check that you have the cooling option off. Brinsea recommends that if you wish to use the cooling option you start doing it after the seventh day. What day are you on?
     
  5. jcbrownacu

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    It was the beginning. Like on initial startup took 36 hours to get to 99.5. Its back down to 97. I give up. I put them in my cheap incubator holding temp steady. Pretty ticked off. I dont have the cooling feature on. Maybe I need to clean the top area out?
     
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  7. Yorkshire Coop

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    I'm not sure then. Mine only takes an hour to get to temp so if it were me I would give Brinsea a call they have good customer services so should be able to point you in the right direction as what to do next.
     
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    so i put a blanket around it and that seemed to do the trick. i made sure to not cover the vent hole and im really only covering about 1/3 of the side plastic. it's weird that it's having trouble keeping warm. the room is so warm too. very frustrating. im going to call brinsea here in a bit and see what they say.
     
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