how often do you change your incubator wafer? or do you have to?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bald k9, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello ,how often do you have to change the wafer, or do they last forever?
     
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only when it goes bad, you will know when it does, it will leak, therefore it can not swell & triger the switch to cut off the heat source.
     
  3. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't have a spare already get one. Very easy to change out
     
  4. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks , i read somewhere to change it every year, so if it works dont worry about just have a spare? I will go get one this weekend thanks again
     
  5. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea always have one on hand, I keep at least 2-3 handy. I have got 1 that came in a hovabator back in the early 80s & still work fine.
     

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