LG Tempature Problem

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by reallemons1, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 LG's set up side by side in the shower stall of the second bathroom. 1 is a new forced air with an egg turner that I use for incubating. The temp in it stays stable at 99.5. The second one is an older one that I added a fan to to make forced air and I use it for hatching. The temp in it is eather too low, like about 96 or too high , about 101 and I can't get it adjusted to 99.5. I added a covered bowl of water (about 2 cups) but it didn't help. The temp adjustment nob feels loose compared to the other one. Thinking maybe it needs a new thermostat. Any sussestions?
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I am assuming you have solid state thermostats?? they can be buggars..

    can you increase the size of the adjustment knob? maybe clamp a spirng type clothes pin to it..

    take note of where the knob is now.. then turn it way off adjustment and bring it immediately back to where you started..

    If you still cannot adjust it right where you want it.. adjust it to the higher setting and open one of the observation windows to let the excess heat out.. Or drill a hole in the top and let the heat excape through it. you can make a cover for the hole and adjust the size of the hole with the cover..
     
  3. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is a solid state. The new one stays steady at 99.5, but the older one ranges up and down- even when I don't touch thew knob. I will try a clip though. Thanks.
     

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