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Should the fan in my incubator run full time?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gbear74, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Gbear74

    Gbear74 In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2012
    I have a used styro type bator. I am just getting started trying to hatch. I am test running my bator before I try to set eggs. Temp is holding at 99 to 100 and humidity is averaging 60. My question is, should the fan run full time? It is wired so that the fan only kicks on when the heat is on right now.

  2. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Songster

    Nov 12, 2012
    Sin, MX. now CA.
    Should the fan run full time? Yes, it should be. It will be running all the time to disperse heat and oxygen in the incubator.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  3. stefan333

    stefan333 Chirping

    Nov 5, 2012
    I just bought a fan for my Little Giant. I didn't have any directions, so I opened up the thermostat box and connected wires. It's a very simple setup, but you do need a very basic concept of wiring to do it. I did make my husband plug it in to test. LOL. Well, the fan would only kick on when the light of the thermostat was on. I thought that was odd, so I rewired it. The problem was that I had one of the fan wires connected to the thermostat wire. Once I connected both black wires of the fan to both black wires of the incubator wall plug it worked. The fan is now constantly on, and I'm pretty sure that's how it's supposed to be.

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