Brower 845 Incubator, How to use it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by randomchick, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. randomchick

    randomchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got this Brower 845 incubator from a yard sale. The woman said it works, and I am inclined to believe her as I have dealt with her on a number of occasions.
    So anyone able to tell me how to use it? I have never used an incubator before, and I will be buying a brand new one, but I thought I would give this one a shot first. My husband checked it over and said that all the components are working, so how do I use it?
    Thanks for all advice.[​IMG]
     
  2. randomchick

    randomchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen them, but never used one. You could ask dzipperer. She is on BYC and had one for sale.

    I would think the basics are the same. You need to set it up and run it and check the temps with a good thermometer. From the photos I've seen there should be a shallow dish for water, under the screen that holds the eggs. It is a still air, and no turner, so you'll have to hand turn the eggs.

    The thermostat is wafer, so you turn the handle on the outside to raise or lower the temperature. You should hear it click on and off. I do recall that dzipperer said she kept hers at 100 degrees and it hatched well for her.

    Good Luck!
     
  4. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and if the wafer thermostat isn't working, they are easily replaced and not very expensive. You can find them online from poultry supply sites like Randall Burkey.
     
  5. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a copy of the Brower 845 instructions saved in a pdf file in my computer. Be happy to email you a copy if you like. Just let me know.
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  6. randomchick

    randomchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On its way.
    You're welcome, db
     
  8. Cavry

    Cavry Out Of The Brooder

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    HI, I'm new to this sight. I just found your remark about having the instructions for a Brower 845 in PDF. If you still have that file, I'd sure appreciate a copy of it. I just inherited a Brower and truly want to set it up. Thanks for your help. Cavry. [email protected]
     
  9. Cavry

    Cavry Out Of The Brooder

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    db thanks for the help. Had to close all the vents to get to 100. You're right, nothing wrong with the heater element. I checked the outlet and found 94 volts only, on this line. It's split to something else I'm going tro have to find. Moved to another outlet and it stabilized in about 3 hours at 103.
     
  10. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are welcome. I'm just an enabler at heart. I can't count the number of folks I have provided with instruction sheets for their various incubators.
    db
     

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