Brinsea Spot Check Thermo

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by enggass, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. enggass

    enggass Songster

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    How are people using this with the Oct 20 Eco? Probing through the air vent?
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I have an Rcom not a Brinsea but I poke mine through the air vent and then when it's at the desired height I tape the rest to the front of the incubator. I love it for the peace of mind it gives me.
     
  3. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Yup the probe fits right through the air vent hole. I taped the body of the thermometer to the top of the Brinsea so that I don't have to keep threading the probe into the right place when I want to check on the temps. I turn the Spot Check off between checking to save the battery. It works great!
     
  4. enggass

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    Do you find the built in Water in Glass Thermo to be fairly accurate when comparing the two?
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I have the Advance model so there is a digital display on the top of the bator for temp/humidity. I am assuming that what is sensing the temperature is inside of the top part. What I have found is that the temperature is about a degree warmer at the top of the bator than it is down by the eggs. I had to adjust the temperature on my unit to 100.6 to get the temperature to 99.6 at the tops of the eggs. Once I did that, I haven't had to adjust the temperature again. The first time I hatched eggs, they started hatching a day late and finished hatching on day 25 since the temp was low the whole time of incubation.
    ETA - what part of Maine you from if you don't mind me asking? I grew up in Yarmouth until about the age of 10 then moved to MA.
     
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