Thermometor question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Yvonne37894, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does any one else have a problem with their thermometor.
    We have 3 incubators with 3 different thermometors in them.
    If you switch the trermometors around we get differnt temp readings. They are up to 3 degrees off with each one.


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  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Yea there bad about that. I use a oral thermometer to check mine with. Cheep an usually accurate.
     
  3. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done that also and a digital thermometer which is an alltogether different reading.

    What does everyone use instead of these that come with the bator?
     
  4. retiredwithchicks

    retiredwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found that having two to three thermomenters in the bator is good and do an average. One came with the incubator, one scientific meter, and one digital.
     
  5. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Although I haven't used it yet, the #3018 Thermometer/Hygrometer from GQF Mfg. comes HIGHLY PRAISED. If I recall correctly, the price is $21.50 plus shipping.

    Everyone has said that it is VERY ACCURATE! [​IMG]

    jest my 2 pesos worth,
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  6. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We presummed that they came accurate and lost our first quail aggs becauce the temp was only 95 when it was reading 99.5 . I think it will be worth the extra $ to have a better guage of temp
    thank you for the info
     
  7. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    THIS is the thermometer/Hygrometer that I was referring to:

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    It is NOT the thermometer that is furnished with the Hovabator, but IS, I believe, the thermometer furnished with the cabinet models. [​IMG]

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  8. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    I use the Accurate hygro/therm from Walmart. Runs about $7 and works really well. This is the only one I use.
     
  9. Soonerguy33

    Soonerguy33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can you post a pic of the accurate ..the one you have
     

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