fan direction

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by michiganlarry, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have pc fan to put in hovabator. Should the fan blow down on the eggs or up at the top?
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Thought so but wanted to make sure. Should the fan be spaced a little bit off the top to allow air to get behind it?
     
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes. On mine there is also a small hole (3/8") above the fan to allow in extra air. I guess you could always plug the hole, if it's not needed.
     
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    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again!
     
  6. Scifisarah

    Scifisarah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, sounds like I have my computer fan in backwards. I will have to switch it around to blow down once (hopefully) this batch of call duck eggs hatches.
     

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