Hova Bator Model#1588

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PatNY, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. PatNY

    PatNY Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone,

    Has anyone purchase a Hova-Bator Model#1588
    incubator?

    If you have... Can I get some comments or reviews on it?
     
  2. PatNY

    PatNY Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I purchased the 1588 Electronic Thermostat
    Hova-Bator.

    But I need some advice

    I have an incubator thermometer "Spot Check" by
    Brinsea, model# 3510 and it is now reading 99.7(F)
    degrees with the water weasel.
    I'm happy with this reading.

    The GQF Dial Hygrometer model# 3018 with the wick
    in the water pan is reading 87 percent Farenheit with
    the red vent plug out . Approx. 60%
    Little to high I think.

    I can not get it in the 45 and 50% range.
    Between 81 and 84 degrees (F)

    What can I do to get it at the right Wet Bulb Range
    Temperature?

    Any advice or tips will be greatly appreciated
     
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assume you added some water when you set it up. If so, you can get a sponge or towel and soak up some of the water. If the humidity where you live is usually high you might want to read the Dry Incubation article by Bill Worrel
    http://p098.ezboard.com/fbackyardchickensfrm17.showMessage?topicID=3842.topic

    Another way to controll the humidity a bit more easily is to place several wet sponge pieces on the grate. You can add or remove them more easily than taking the thing apart to get to the water trays. Humidity is controlled by the evaporative surface not the volume. To reduce the humidity the area exposed to the air needs to be smaller. When it comes time to increase the humitity you can put water in the trays. I have also used a small baby food jar and placed that on the grate to make adding water easier.

    Good Luck.
     

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