Tell me about your GQF Sportsman 1202

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by texaschickmama, May 16, 2009.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I am looking at one with auto turner, 3 trays, etc. I don't know a lot about this incubator and am looking to y'all to help me out!!!
     
  2. kandyg_99

    kandyg_99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love mine!!! I've only done one hatch so far but it is a great incubator...
     
  3. BuckeyeDave

    BuckeyeDave Overrun with Buckeyes

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    Duuuuuude, they suck... where is it so I can buy it.[​IMG]


    Just kidding, I have 2, they are awesome. I want/need 2 more for next year, I only want 1202s nothing else will do. The parts are easily replaced. I setup the auto humidity system, hosed it to my 2 sportsmans and my hatcher and am using a horse trough float valve to keep the gravity fed feeder bucket full, the less human intervention the better.

    The best thing about a sportsman is if it works it's worth the same money that you put into it, as if you're renting it instead of buying it.
     
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  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I have 2 1202's and 2 1502's. The only difference is the thermostat and the 1502 is a tad bit bigger. I LOVE them all. Once you set them, you never have to touch them again. They sell for 400-500 dollars USED around here. I got a good deal on all of mine that's why I didn't buy the new Dickey's. The one good thing about GQF's is that they have had the incubator market for SOOO long that you can find parts anywhere.
     
  5. BuckeyeDave

    BuckeyeDave Overrun with Buckeyes

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    Quote:I have to agree, the local feed store sells nearly everything for the GQF, the parts are plentiful and as long as it works you can sell it for what you have in it.
     
  6. quailmaster

    quailmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    Which one is better or works better 1202's or 1502's,I am intrested in buying one.
     
  7. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    So $100 bucks is a good deal? The guy said he took one of the thermastats out and it works great. My husband can fix anything so I feel confident that if anything goes wrong he can and will fix it for me.
     
  8. kandyg_99

    kandyg_99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a good deal I paid 100.00 each for an Incubator and a Hatcher..
     
  9. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    That's a GREAT deal. A new thermostat is like $25 and the whole auto turn deal is like $80 so IF you had to replace all the parts in it you are still at half of what a new one would cost. I would replace the wafer just to be on the safe side. They are like $4 at any feed store.
     
  10. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have a 1202 it is awesome with one small worry. The hatching room has a temp swing of about 10 degrees. The 1202 swings from 98.5 to 100.5 when the room temp swings. I have an electronic stat. Was that older stat not as accurate as some of the more recent ones? I have had good hatches but it makes me fret.
     

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