That's it. I'm getting an RCom. UPDATE: i LOVE it!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Badhbh, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm tired of fighting with humidity. I'm tired of temperature spikes. I'm tired of being sad when I do something stupid that kills an egg.
    So i'm going to get an RCom. Time to start saving.

    Who has one? Thoughts? Opinions? Warnings? Talk to me [​IMG]
    Can you make the little jingle NOT play? Can you set the number of days to turn? How adjustable is it?
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2009
  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Don't blame you.

    Thoughts? Opinions? Warnings?
    Can you make the little jingle NOT play? Can you set the number of days to turn? How adjustable is it?

    It's great, but you do need to make sure it's properly calibrated when you take it out of the box. Use a good, accurate hygro and thermo to check it. And read the directions on calibrating. After that, it's pretty much "just add water." The little jingle will play a lot if you have the turner set to auto, so I just turn the eggs by pushing the turn button twice or three times a day, which minimizes jingling, lol. If set to auto, it turns several times a day, can't remember how many, but it's a good number of times. Sorry, but I can't recall if you can adjust the number of times, don't think so. I do know that adjustments can be made to the temp and the humidity, and you can choose whether or not it turns automatically.

    The great thing about the R-com is the precision of the temperature, the precision of the humidity, and the fact that it goes right back to the correct settings within seconds after you've opened the lid.​
     
  3. BantyMom

    BantyMom Out Of The Brooder

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    RCom? link please [​IMG]
     
  4. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been ordered! All they have is stupid ground shipping though. [​IMG]
     
  6. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had some problems with my rcom the last hatch. It kept leaking water into the main area and spiking my humidity. I wasnt able to stop it the entire hatch. It was really annoying. I am not sure how to fix it.
     
  7. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone else had that.. i think it was either the reservoir was overfilled and the bator wasn't level (so it was leaking into the main chamber) or something wasn't snapped in right. There's a thread somewhere- it was easy to fix. Do a search on RCom and i'll bet you can find it.
     
  8. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that the company stopped making the R-com 20. Some thing to do with the manufacturer. I guess you can only buy it from places that already have it. You cant buy it from the Brinsea company website any more. It says, "No longer available". I was wanting to buy one. If they no longer make it, I wonder if it is going to make it hard to get parts for it??
     
  9. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That, I don't know. I know that I DID have a semi hard time finding one, but i've seen plenty of parts online. Hope not [​IMG]
     
  10. lobb40118

    lobb40118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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