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Measuring incubator temp

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PortugalBreeder, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I have a homemade forced air incubator, and I'm having problems measuring the temp.
    I have two thermometers, both placed at the same level as the eggs, one with a regular tip, the other inside a dummy egg filled with water.
    The regular one reads ~96.26F, the dummy egg thermometer reads ~104F. This values are so different that it makes me crazy. (I tested both with regular tips before and they were reading equal values in several different situations.)
    Any idea of what's going on? And how can I solve the problem? The dummy egg is a water balloon filled at the size of an egg.

    P.S.-> (96.26+104)/2=100.22F
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Do you have any pics of your incubator?
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  3. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:Hi, I'm still having problems reading the temperatures, but have also been with problems on my internet connection so I wasn't able to upload images sooner.

    Here is a video of my incubator, www.youtube.com/watch?v=knsuLYQB6O0
    the video the incubator was still being constructed so I took a frame of the video and marked in red the places where I have placed the "thermometers" (thermistors) that are working as sensors connected to the control board,

    Hope that someone can help me out, thanks

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