Is My Flukers a Fluke?? Weird Thermo!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by speckledhen, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Got this comb thermo/hygro digital Flukers because of all the rave reviews. Well, mine is schizo-thermo! It will read a steady temp, say 99.5 then suddenly without any in-between numbers, jump to 101.5 or something. That cannot be. Then it will jump back down to where it should be. The AcuRite is not so "jumpy" and I wonder if I should return this darn thing! It just can't be trusted at all. I've cleared the min/max several times, removed and replaced the battery. It's still wildly flucutating. Anyone else have this problem with theirs?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine have been very reliable and steady....I'd say return it and get another one.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    oh, no! I just bought one today!
     
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
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    I have another brand that just started doing that. I'd take it back and get another. I think you just got a fritzy one.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I probably can't find the darn receipt or pkg. Maybe I'll just buy a new one, then return this one in the new pkg. Surely this one is just off-it didn't start out that way, though.
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I have three of them. They are jumpy and very susceptable to drafts.
    I also get big difference in both temp and humidty when moving them
    to a different location in the bators.

    They are accurate. I've put them all together and they will fall within
    a .5% tolerance of one another. I've also verified egg temp using my
    infrared gun.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Mine sure is jumpy. Where a draft would come from, not sure since the fan is running all the time across the sponge and lightbulb heatsource. Interesting about the infared gun, PC. Thanks for the input.
     
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Speckled, I find mine will jump a degree when the heating element turns on.
    It's picking up the radiant heat, not the ambient temp. That is another
    good arguement for a water wiggler, something I need to get.

    The infrared gun is nice but only for spot checking. I have two of them
    I use for electrical analysis. My good one, a Fluke(Brand) will read to the
    tength of a degree but was $150.
     
  9. paganfish

    paganfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2007
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    [​IMG] I am SO sorry...I read this wrong. [​IMG]

    The subject of this post, I mean...

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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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