quick hovabator help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tellynpeep, May 11, 2011.

  1. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set up the hovabator 36 hours ago and it is reading (two separate digital thermometers) 97 and 97.5. An oral baby thermometer reads 98.6... I want to increase the thermostat by 1/2 to 1 degree. The instructions on this are clear as MUD.. Do I turn off all switches, then ON 5 4 3 2 1? Then toggle the 8 on? Or turn off all switches and back on 8 4 3 2 1??

    The eggs have arrived (of course!) so I need help soon! Thanks!!
     
  2. shesaredroan

    shesaredroan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might contact GQM (Georgia Quail Manufacturing Co.) Savannah GA. Their phone # is 912/236-0651. I bought both of my hovabators from them and they were very helpful when I had questions. [​IMG]
     
  3. Smith farm

    Smith farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw this on GQM's website the other day they gave what seemed like pretty easy directions on that bator. Hope it helps
     
  4. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I called gqf and I am even more confused. The person told me to just turn off switch 4 and turn on switch 6. This is NOT what the directions say at all! Any other advice? Thanks!
     
  5. Smith farm

    Smith farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I apologize they are clear as mud it does say though that this model is preset and can only be adjusted up or down by half to 1 degree. Then say turn off the preset switch and turn on the proper one which seems to me would just be a trial and error situation. Hopefully someone on here can help out more than I have lol
     

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