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Stone Cold Incubator - Help Please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SueNH, May 5, 2009.

  1. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came home from work yesterday and went to turn my duck eggs only to find the incubator stone cold. Total Bummer!

    I have 4 broody turkeys so I slipped the eggs under the ladies in hopes of salvaging something. No idea how long the bator had been out. I was running a little late for work and forgot to turn the eggs in the morning.

    I want to fix the thing. No idea where I start. It's a hovabator genesis with a preset thermostat and fan.

    The indicator light isn't on. The fan is running.

    New Thermostat?
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2009
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    new thermostat, or heating element. Either or...
     
  3. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the incubator??
     
  4. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 4 or 5 years old. Old enough where I was bummed out that it quit but not totally surprised. It runs pretty constant spring and summer.
     
  5. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really know nothing about the parts, kind of confused. I see nothing listed on the gqf site for thermostats for this thing. At least nothing that is the same for table top models. They do have a similar thermostat listed for the cabinet models but at the price it would be just as easy to buy a new incubator and get it over with.

    What am I looking at?
     
  6. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cutlers Supply is where i get my parts and stuff.
     
  7. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The heating element and thermostat for a genesis has to be ordered by phone from GQF. Don't faint when they quote you $102 for that little yellow box.
     
  9. SueNH

    SueNH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Miss Prissy. You just cleared up my confusion. I wasn't quite believing the price I was seeing on the presets.

    Could I put an old fashioned wafer style in there? If not I may as well start begging hubby now for a whole new bator.

    Cutler supply has GQF's prices beat by a little for the preset but it's still 75 dollars plus shipping.

    If any of those eggs are alive they won't last for long. Timing isn't right with the turkey eggs. The ladies had all been sitting for a bit. Buys me a week and thats all.

    I may beg for the new one and fix the other later myself. Gives me a hatcher or another for something I couldn't resist.

    Still I'm bummed about the duck eggs. I lost all my ducks to a mink and was missing their antics terribly. They are also an important part of the mosquito control commission here. Mr Mink is now probably part of a coat in Manhattan so I was psyched to get quakers going again.
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You need the heating element AND the thermostat. The 1588 is an all in one combo item.

    A wafer therm doesn't produce heat.
     

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