high temp, meter or incubator?

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  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bought a hovabator with turner for $50 of craigslist! woohoo! had to drive an hour and a half away to get it, but yay!, she gave me a therm/hygrometer too. Pluged it all up, the turners working, but the 'out' temp's at 106-107. I put my meat thermometer in there and it says 102-103. added a little to much water, so the humiditys high.

    The meter is Taylor brand, it has a little button that says in and out. The 'out' temp is 106, and the 'in' temp is 67. I pressed the reset button, but it still says the same thing. She didn't give me a manual for it, so I don't know what that means, does anyone have one of these and can tell me either how to work it/how it works? only 2 of my hens are laying right now, so I'm going to put in 3-4 as a test hatch tomorrow.

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  2. chicken_crazy93

    chicken_crazy93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have three of these type hygrometers/thermometers. The in temp means the temp in the room your in & the out temp is inside the bator. My three seem to work great.
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but 107 is to high, right? how can i get it to go down?
     
  4. kimfeatherfriends123

    kimfeatherfriends123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you having trouble with thermometer or incubator. Or both??
     
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, thats what I'm trying to figure out.[​IMG]
    will the temp go down once to eggs go in?
     
  6. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jessiewoodard57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW I would consider adding a fan kit to it.
     
  8. robnms

    robnms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have that bator and it's really easy to operate. Here's what you need to do:

    Put it in a room with steady temps and no drafts, plug in the turner and add water to the tray in the middle (it's under the wire) only the middle tray for now, put the whole temp/hum inside the bator, let it run for at least 2 hours so the temps level off. If it's too hot then lower the temp by turning the small "L" handle on top, it should have a sticker that tells you which way to turn it, I think right is to lower it. Let it run and check humidity and temps, keep adjusting 1/2 turn at a time till you get it where you want it.

    Do a search for temps on a still air bator to get the right temps.
     
  9. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    found and old computer and took out the fan and used an old cell phone charger for the plug. played with the 'L bar' and got the temp to go down to 102, with the fan. Got a little more figiting to get it to the right temp. woohoo, eggs go in today. [​IMG]
     
  10. NicoleRM

    NicoleRM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can calibrate the "out" reading by placing the probe in a glass full of water and lots of crushed ice for 10-15 minutes. It should read 32. Once you figure out how much it is off, you can use that to determine what the real temp is by subtracting or adding the difference. Mine is off by a couple of degrees, which is pretty common.
     

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