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Sportsmans 1502 advice?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Squeekyclean, May 11, 2016.

  1. Squeekyclean

    Squeekyclean New Egg

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    Hi, I'm a newbee who really appreciates this site!
    I am seriously contemplating buying the Sportsman 1502, I spoke to a distributor and was about to purchase, when he told me it would struggle to keep temp. if I kept it in our basement. He had asked if it was cold down there (old renovated farmhouse), and I replied, "a little."
    Where do people keep these, because my husband draws the line at having it in our actual living space, and I don't blame him! The other option is in our barn, which is a renovated century bank barn that is fairly weather proof.
    I am struggling with a Chinese incubator at the moment and it's driving us nuts, beeping all the time, never holds humidity and temp is v unreliable. It's cruel to try to hatch under those conditions.
    Thank you!
     
  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017 Premium Member

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    I keep mine in the guest bedroom, and it doubles as a night stand when not running. Sorry I'm not much help, I have heard other people say their's didn't do well when kept in a shed, garage, barn etc..... that was not temp controlled. I also have a friend who incubates in his basement and I don't think he has great hatch rates, his is an old renovated farmhouse as well, and you can't really do much with those basements.
     
  3. Squeekyclean

    Squeekyclean New Egg

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    Thanks for replying.
    I called the dealer again and we talked about how to make it work. I'll have to move my dehumidifier to a separate part of the basement and possibly cover it with blankets if the external temp. drops.
    I ordered it! Yeh!
    I've read so many reviews that say how their hatch rate improved dramatically with this machine. I truly hope so.
    Thanks again, God bless!
     
  4. azjustin

    azjustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are OK with the cost of a 1502, you might want to also consider a Dickey.
     

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