Is this normal for a fan forced bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by guinea fowl galore, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
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    First off, let me say that i'm used to still air incubators. [​IMG]

    I've got my new Hova-bator running, getting ready to test out. I have a very accurate thermometer in there. The thermometer is reading 39-40 degrees Celsius (102-104) but when I open the lid and quickly put my hand in the air feels cold. Is that just what happens with fans? [​IMG]
    Also, I have turned it down as low as it can go and it is still up at 39 (102<). What am I supposed to do about that?
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the fan does feel a bit cool I've noticed that. I'd double check with a second thermometer as even with one you trust it could still be off slightly. Have you taken all the plugs out? maybe that would help [​IMG]
     
  3. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 12vdc computer fan running in my coolerbator with a 9v adapter and when it's running you can hardly feel any air flow from it. When I open my cooler I can feel heat coming out, and everything is warm to the touch.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    You mention you have an "accurate" thermometer. Have you calibrated it to be sure?

    You can look on this link for how to reset the thermometer. I'd guess you already have this information. I have had pretty good luck e-mailing the sales staff at GQF and asking them questions. I think that is under the contact button.

    https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/instructionshovabator.asp
     
  5. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it a 1588?if so reset it and you should be good to go
















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  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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