Brinsea Oct 20 Eco temp fluctuations?

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  1. mikecoscia

    mikecoscia Out Of The Brooder

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    During the day it is usually 37.5-37.6c but in the morning it sometimes drops to 37.2-37.3c The ambient room temp drops around 4-5 degrees at night, but I thought the bator should be able to keep the temp stable.

    I have moved into another room that has more stable temps and going to see if it continues to drop at night. My question is if this small chance in temp is going to be a problem?
     
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  2. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your ambient temp drops 4-5 degrees C or F ?
     
  3. mikecoscia

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    Quote:Your ambient temp drops 4-5 degrees C or F ?

    Sorry, my fault 4-5F, so around 2 degrees celsius drop at night.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have a brinsea octagon 40, and I never have temp fluctuations.
     
  5. mikecoscia

    mikecoscia Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I would assume larger incubators, esp filled with eggs are more stable. The 20 is half the size and I curretnly only have 6 eggs in it, I think that may be it but need to hear from others with the same setup.

    Gonna trying placing it in different areas, being in a different room did not make a difference, gonna try putting it up on a table instead of the floor. Cold air sinks after all.
     
  6. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is this the first time it's been used?new?
    they're suppose to be spot-on, maybe a bad stat?
     
  7. mikecoscia

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    Yah its the first time I am using it, I am measuring temps using a wiggler. The built in analog thermometer does not change at all however, just all the digital ones I place in the egg bays.
     
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