Testing Old 100 egg Brower,questions, tips?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MagsC, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Well, I decided to turn it on. I got two of these last year (one holds 50, one holds 100) and finally getting around to turning the big one on. My fiance replaced everything on it, I just have a couple of questions.
    How long does one typically take to heat up?
    When I got it, it has ventilation holes (four about the same size as on a styrofoam incubator and two smaller), how many do I leave open and what can I use to block the holes, would tape work?
    There is a little, what I think is supposed to be light on the top, the unit is heating up but the light is not coming on. Any ideas?
    I am going to be sitting here keeping an eye on this and wont leave it on if I have to leave the room.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated, I have worked with the 50 egg unit,(it did well) but still dont know much about these old incubators.
     
  2. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I turned it off for now, cant find a pliers and need that to adjust the temp. But once I do that, I think its going to work great.
     
  3. Apprentice_egger

    Apprentice_egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, good luck. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Thanks! A very considerate BYC member e-mailed me a link to info on these old galvanized browers. This will be extremely helpful.
    Right now its just adjusting the temps, everything else is good to go. If I remember correctly, it took a little while to adjust the temp on the smaller one as well, just had to mess with it a bit.
     

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