BROWER TOP-HATCH QUESTIONS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Southern Chickens, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a used one, I don't know where these ball bearings are supposed to go. It keeps making a popping noise, it that normal. I don' have anything in between the base and the post. I have placed little felt pads on the post. Is that where the BB go? I don't have any BB, I have just seen them for sale as parts for this thing. Thanks for any replies and pictures that you great BYCer's are great for![​IMG]
     
  2. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    You can find instructions and parts on thir web site.
     
  3. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I did find that information, I have found that they sell ball bearings for it. I don't have any of those and I am not sure where they go. I think they would go on top of the tower, resting on the teflon post pad. I don't know the size to buy either. I figured that I could pick them up at a hardware store. I just don't know the size bb to get.
     
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  4. Renegade

    Renegade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The ball bearings go in the posts. Without them I would think you would get alot of friction and wear out the motor.

    Donna
     
  5. Southern Chickens

    Southern Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is making a heck of a noise and popping/clicking sound. I will go to buy some today. Anyone know where I would buy something like that? What size do I need? Smaller thatn a marble, right?

    *******************************UPDATE******************************************

    I called up to Brower, I spoke to a great guy named, Rodney. He was very helpful. The bearings there are 35 little ball bearings and 7 big ball bearings. The little ones are 1/16" and the big ones are 3/8". They stack ontop of each other and that helps it spin. I am heading to Lowe's or Home Depot after work to get the size that I need. I will have to buy a new motor for this thing, I can already see that!!!!! [​IMG]


    Never found them at any stores, hd to order them from Hawkeye Steel. Works great now!
     
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