HELP I just got a GQF Cabinet.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by josh, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got this thing. It has a waffer therm and a electronic one. It kicks on a 99 and off at 103 by the therm. on the side of the incubator. I have one inside on the bottom and it is reading 100 it is digital. Dose this sound good?
     
  2. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Although I don't have one of thse incubators and have never worked with one.....
    from what I have read, the electronic one controls your temp (at 100 F) and the wafer-type is a "fail-safe" which is set at the 103 F. You can find much more info on GQF's website.

    IF your digital thermometer is reading 100F...I would say that you are "right-on". You should get a humidistat (humidity gauge) to show your humidity %.

    Hope this helps a little bit.

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH, I am just jealous, good luck. [​IMG]
     
  4. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to the GQF WEBSITE

    YOU WILL FIND THE OWNERS MANUAL THERE
     
  5. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. I'm gona leave the temp setting where it is. This is a 1266 I think. It dosen't have a hatcher in the bottom. I want to make it where it will have a hatcher in the bottom. Has anyone done this?
     
  6. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I moved the racks up and it worked. Now I need a hatching tray.
     
  7. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    A hatching tray should be very easy to build using "light-weight" wood.
     
  8. naychicks

    naychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I have one of those too and was thinking of doing the same thing... Can you please tell me exacly how you did it? I was measuring yesterday and it seems that when the trays turn the top tray only has about 1 - 2 inches clearence from the top... does that matter?
    Also, what did you use to cover the screw holes?

    Thanks.
     
  9. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have one of those too and was thinking of doing the same thing... Can you please tell me exacly how you did it? I was measuring yesterday and it seems that when the trays turn the top tray only has about 1 - 2 inches clearence from the top... does that matter?
    Also, what did you use to cover the screw holes?

    Thanks.

    You don't move the top tray. You just move the 2 bottom ones. I didn't cover the holes, just left them open I don't think those little holes will hurt. I will get the measurements.
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I have a Sportsman 1502, & with my electronic thermostat working the system, it holds a steady 99.5. No temperature fluxuation what so ever. With that much fluxuation in yours, I'm wondering if it's being controlled by the wafer thermostat. [​IMG]
     

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