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Help with temp in new bator!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bigspringshatchery, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered a new hova bator and it came in yesterday. It's the model with the fan. I'm having probs with my temp. I had to set it up wrong. I set it up last night and this morning it was 115. And I turned it down all the way I could before I left for work this morning. I threaded the screw thru the hole and screwed the wafer on. But I just don't know if I did everything right. What could I have done wrong?
     
  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went to the GQF site and looked at the instructions to set up the wafer thermostat here.
    https://www.gqfmfg.com/pdf/Thermal%20Hova-Bator%20%20instructions.pdf
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    seems to me that they should tell you that after you thread the wafer on the sctew to turn the screw clockwise till you hear a click. Then turn it counterclockwise till the light comes on, then CCW 4 turns and then fine tune as needed.
    It is possible that the wafer has been damaged by being overheated. I have seen instructions warning not to exceed 110 degrees as damage to the wafer might occur.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  3. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My light was never off. I did it 2 times last night and both times the light was already on. So I'm not sure if it ever knocked off.
     
  4. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And how would I know if it is messed up?
     
  5. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Here's my 2 cents!!!
     
  6. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just redid it and it's around 100. I just put my digital one in there and will check it tonight.
     
  7. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes a little patience to get it right but make small adjustments and try to keep the room it's in at a steady temperature. This is the first time I use a bator so I'm still learning but it works so far.
     

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