Temp spike by turner motor...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Trapper Luke, May 5, 2016.

  1. Trapper Luke

    Trapper Luke Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 26, 2009
    I finally got my brinesea spot check thermometer. Was moving it all around the bator (forced air Genesis 1588). Now the bator is set to 99.5, according to the spot check everywhere was bout what it's suppose to be 99.5-99.9. Expect by the turner motor, about a 4" radius around this motor the highest I could get a reading at was 102.2. That's with the probe right next to motor. Should I be concerned about this? Is this usual for a turner motor or is mine putting out more heat then it should? I knew they get warmer from just touching them after being on for awhile. But 102.2 is a little out of my comfort zone.

  2. DylansMom

    DylansMom RIP 1969-2017

    Jan 10, 2014
    Hi Luke, I have been using a Genesis 1588 for 3 years now with great results. However, I hand turn because a full load of 9 Peacock eggs snapped the arms right off my autoturner, 2 days into it's use. 102 is a bit high for my comfort as well and if I were you, I would just refrain from putting any eggs in that "hot zone". Good luck with your hatching!

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