Hovabator 1590--no replacement parts?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HenHaven, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Hova 1590 is having trouble holding temps. I may be able to baby it through this hatch. It is now covered with a blanket, and the temp is getting close to 99.5.

    I contacted the company, and they no longer make this model. According to the person helping me over the phone, it would cost $100+ to buy a new heating unit for it (includes shipping). If I have to spend that, I will buy an entire new incubator.

    Any suggestions on replacement parts from other bators that might work for this one--at a more reasonable cost?
     
  2. Steve_of_sandspoultry

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  3. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, Steve. I really don't know what's going on. Until my husband gets home, and figures out whether it is a thermostat issue or a heating element issue, I'm trying to consider my options.

    At least he is only working a half day today. He's pretty handy--he might be able to jury-rig something for this hatch. We are known for the good ol' "jury-rig". [​IMG]
     
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  5. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The room is about 68-70 degrees.
     
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  7. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey, Lynn, I just replied to your emails. I have a spare wafer if you want to try that. Any time my bator starts acting like that, it's always the wafer, so maybe that's your problem???
     
  8. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Lori.

    There is a good chance, I think, now that it is my thermometer that is off.

    DH is buying another thermometer, so we can compare readings. Sheesh!
     

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