Egg turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrsfoote, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    So I have a 1602 hova-bator incubator and added a 1611 egg turner will that cause the temp to rise in the incubator?
     
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might cause a small rise in the temp due to the heat generated from the motor. I always had the turner in my LG so I don't have a definite answer for you.
     
  3. lightfoot

    lightfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 1602 with the turner will get too hot sometimes. On mine, i had to remove the turner and use use the 1602 as a hatcher. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    OH heck now....I ordered another 1602 as a hatcher...so what I did was ........I opened the bator and left the lid off a few moments to lower the internal incubator temp and then I lowered the thermostat so hopefully that helps but I also added a fan on my 1602 did yours have a fan?
     
  5. lightfoot

    lightfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mrsfoote,
    yes mine had a fan, worked ok as a hatcher after removing the turner. I have the turner in it now bating guail eggs. watching it close, seems to be ok. would not use it if i had quail trays in the other baters.
     
  6. lightfoot

    lightfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    txcarl1258,
    My LG turners are never hot enough to overheat the baters.
     
  7. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the motor does get a little hot, but shouldn't over heat the bator, that's what the thermostat is for. never over heated my LG
     
  8. lightfoot

    lightfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rebel yell,
    my 1602 did, I disconnected the heater and let the fan run. temp with the turner running went to 104+[​IMG]
    my lg's never overheat.[​IMG]
    bob
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2010
  9. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Well I was able to fix the problem took the top off for 5 mins after adjusting the thermostat so when it kicked on it wouldn't bring the temp up too hot and have got it at a constant 99.1
     

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