Model 1 Petersime Incubator!!! TOTALLY STOKED!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JazminesZoo, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. JazminesZoo

    JazminesZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just scored this beautiful Incubator today, it is solid redwood & weighs a ton but thats okay it is super quiet & looks great in the house too!
    It is in excellent condition, everything like clockwork! [​IMG]
    Humidity control. Automatic turning drum rotates every 2 hours. Reel Fan/weird wooden paddle thing rotates around incubation trays. Wet bulb and dry bulb thermometers located in door windows. Hatching tray located on bottom of units. Quiet running. Cabinet 36" wide, 31.5" tall, 32" deep.
    Approximate Capacites:
    Chickens; 588 incubation, 196 hatch total 784.
    Duck & Turkey; 456 incubation, 114 hatch total 570.
    Goose; 288 incubation, 73 hatch total 360.
    Pheasant; 780 incubation, 195 hatch total 975.
    Quail; 1,932 incubation, 483 hatch total 2,415


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  2. Eyeheartquail

    Eyeheartquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :::::fox whistle:::::
     
  3. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    now that's a pretty incubator! you'll hafta let us know how it works [​IMG]
     
  4. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That Is Awesome!!
     
  5. BusyBlonde

    BusyBlonde Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous! I'm jealous - my husband is relieved - lol
     
  6. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw them on cl the other day. A couple hundred bucks less than a Sportsman. Can't believe you only bought one! lol
     
  7. Tricorn

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    One thing:

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  8. JazminesZoo

    JazminesZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am really big into antiques, and I thought about the sportsman, but they are not very "pretty", and was going back & forth on what kind to get. My hubby is a maintenance tech @ the Darigold Plant, and knows mechanical stuff (unlike me). He was VERY impressed with the quality in the brand of motors, and the commercial side of components. So I will hopefully be hatching some chukars soon... then some guineas. The seller had them because he hatched Emu eggs. The guy had 3 incubators, and I was his second email he replied too, and another guy already bought his smaller one the same day. When I arrived he had a guy coming from Pasco, WA & was going to buy them both if I didn't show. Anyways I love it! So I have NEVER hatched an egg, so let the trial & error begin [​IMG]
     
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  9. curious1969

    curious1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fabulous incubator..good luck with your chukars and guineas [​IMG]
     
  10. JazminesZoo

    JazminesZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it is NOT an antique... but the esthetics are wonderful, even if it doesn't work out I can turn it into something really cool, like a wine hutch or cooler for home brews
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    BUT I really hope to get ALOT of advice from you experts here on how to hatch eggs, All knowlege readily accepted please! Is anyone here running this incubator? or have any pros or cons? I thought this post below was interesting

    Quote:The reason solid wood cabinets maintain heat much better than other type cabinet materials has to do with the R Value of the cabinet material. The R value is a measure of thermal resistance. Plywood type made incubators using 1 inch thick plywood will have a R value of around R1, about the same R value of a one inch layer of snow. Of course plywood incubator cabinets manufacturers only use 1/2inch plywood at best, so figure a R value of .5. Oddly enough, a hardwood cabinet made using 1inch thick lumber only has a R value of R.71, which is less even than the value of plywood of equal thickness. Since lumber is usually 3/4 in thick the R value of a hardwood cabinet is only slightly better than a ½ plywood cabinet. On the other hand, soft woods, (redwood, pine, firs), of a 1 inch thickness will have a R value of R1.41, double the values of hardwoods. Since lumber for cabinets is usually around 3/4in thickness, a Redwood incubator would be insulated to about R1.05, or roughly twice the insulation value of a plywood or hardwood type cabinet.

    Further you have the factor of thermal mass, (also called thermal capacitance or heat capacity). Thermal mass is the capacity of a body to store heat, where as a thicker piece of solid wood would be able to store a greater amount of heat, thereby being least effected by changes in outside temperature over a short period of time. Given the thermal mass of a hardwood cabinet, even though the R value is about the same as for plywood, hardwoods (of greater thickness) would still be a better choice for building an incubator cabinet because of the woods ability to store heat, ie. thermalmass. Softwoods ( Redwood, Pines, Firs), of the same thickness would have a similar thermal mass as the hardwoods and double the R value and would be a better choice of incubator material than either the hardwood or the plywood.
     
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