Incubator wafers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dirty Dozen, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Songster

    May 30, 2009
    Long Island, New York
    Does anybody change the wafers on their incubators on a regular basis? I am using my bator now for the 3rd or 4th time. I'm afraid one day I'll go to use it and the wafer will be bad. Should I change it automatically? Thanx!

  2. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    They generally last a long time.

    I would get a backup for the just in case value....
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    It shouldn't ever break. It's a mechanical function based on metal expansion, that simply doesn't stop. If anything goes faulty it would be wiring which you can quickly rewire.
  4. rebel yell

    rebel yell Songster

    Jun 27, 2010
    I have a waffer that came in a early mod. hovabator, probbely 18-20 years old & still works as good as a new one, they can get a hole in them & leak the gas out, when this happens it will not be able to trip the snap switch causing it to run constently, but they hardly ever go bad.

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