Hova-Bator model 1602N

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Alwayswantchics, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody else use this incubator have trouble getting temp over 97.4 without a turner or any other source of heat. It has done this all three of my hatches including this one.
     
  2. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    This might be a completely silly question but I assume the thermostat is set to maximum and it still wont go higher?

    - Are the vent holes all open or did you try closing some of them?

    - Are all the connections tight to the heating unit and thermostat?

    - Have you tried replacing the wafer themostat?

    Trying to troubleshoot down the cheapest fixes first then look at the heating unit itself if all else fails. I haven't plugged in my hova bator yet, I just received it before going to work last night so this AM I will tinker with it a bit more.
     
  3. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Just set up my Incubator today and have been tinkering with it. I have got it to hold an average temperature of 99.65 degrees now I am pretty happy with that. Highest peak temp was 100.9, lowest was 98.4, that's a range I can live with and I imagine should produce a good hatch rate.

    I was slightly concerned that the manual thermometer was 2 degrees off from the electronic one. When I looked closer I saw that part of the red fluid is separate and well above the rest which is why it would be reading lower than it actually is, conveniently enough, the seperated fluid is about 2 degrees in size. Anyone know how to 'fix' this? Maybe freeze it then bring it back to temp? not sure.
     

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