Brinsea ovation 28 ex humidity issues - any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sueiris, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. sueiris

    sueiris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just purchased. put it together according to directions. humidity is stuck at 17% despite setting it higher and fixing tubes as they are supposed to be. getting frustrated.

    :-( Any suggestions?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Is that the built in gauge reading that? I'd double check with another hygrometer and see if it's the digital display that's stuck and if so I would report it to Brinsea so they can tell you what to do or get it fixed for you.
     
  3. sueiris

    sueiris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see any water coming through the tubing. I've contacted them and awaiting a reply. frustrating.
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Could be a problem with the humidity pump then :( Can you add some water directly to the incubator and see if the reading changes? If so you'll know it's a humidity pump issue.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Not sure on how the ovations work, but have you ensured that there's no air in the tubing? I know that if one doesn't remove air in the tubing of other Brinsea's then the it cannot pump water into the bator.
     
  6. jade1

    jade1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got one myself, was dubious when I put the tubing on but works fine. If you watch mine for a while you see occasional drips out of tube onto channel. Do you have photos- I'll try to help?
     
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  7. sueiris

    sueiris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was wondering about that. it doesn't say anything in the directions about that though. how do you do that?
     
  8. sueiris

    sueiris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you do something to keep air out of the tubing?
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I just sucked the on the tube till the water came, then connected it (keeping the end pinched, so no air would get back in).
     
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  10. sueiris

    sueiris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got off the phone with Brinsea again. The guy told me that there may be tiny pinholes in my tubing. I changed tubing and it looks like the unit is operating. I asked him about sucking (as I did try this last night) and he said that that shouldn't be needed. Fingers crossed this continues to work. Thanks for your feedback. [​IMG]
     

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