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Please Critique Modifications to Hova Bator 1588

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Biddiquack, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Biddiquack

    Biddiquack Out Of The Brooder

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    In order to make it easier to add water to my Hova Bator 1588, I rotated the top so the air vent is closer to the water troughs' fill wells. I can now poke a plastic tube down through the air vent and over to the wells or sponge to add water without lifting the top or disturbing eggs. The plastic tube doesn't stay in the air vent - it's only used when adding water.
    I had to make a new notch in the styrofoam top to accommodate the turner cord, and plugged up the original turner cord hole.
    I ran the bator and kept records for two days before making any changes. Now two days after the modification, the humidity is still stable and everything seems to be working okay.

    In the long run, will turning the top like this mess with the humidity or disrupt air flow or anything? Thanks!
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  2. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good! Can you do me a favour and look into the hole on the top of the incubator, were the air fan is and tell me if you see the sticker on the fan or just black? I was wondering, because I have the same inxubator as you and I to replace my fan, and ended up placing it sticker up, so it bloos the air towards the top ofvthe incubator, not down directlymon the eggs. Lol, i think i got it right! Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2016
  3. Biddiquack

    Biddiquack Out Of The Brooder

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    So sorry I haven't replied; have been recooperating. You have probably hatched eggs in your bator by now, as have I. My modifications worked fine; hope yours did too. Seems to me the hole over the fan is to drawn air into it.
     

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