Vinegar in humidity water

wynn4578

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i just finished building an incubator for a friend and I threw all the bells and whistles into this thing. One of the whistles is auto humidity. On my incubator I have a pan that a mister sits in with a cover and a humidity controller turns it on and off as needed. On the new incubator I added a holding tank and plumbed and actual system in for handelimg humidity. The pro - works great don't have to guess at humidity levels. The con. HOLY bleep! There's no way to clean this thing! So my question...

Would adding a cap of vinegar to the water hurt his hatch rate? What would you use if not vinegar?
 

PD-Riverman

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i just finished building an incubator for a friend and I threw all the bells and whistles into this thing. One of the whistles is auto humidity. On my incubator I have a pan that a mister sits in with a cover and a humidity controller turns it on and off as needed. On the new incubator I added a holding tank and plumbed and actual system in for handelimg humidity. The pro - works great don't have to guess at humidity levels. The con. HOLY bleep! There's no way to clean this thing! So my question...

Would adding a cap of vinegar to the water hurt his hatch rate? What would you use if not vinegar?
Peroxide. Are you trying to clean it while in the middle of incubating eggs?? Being you asked if it would hurt his hatch?
 

wynn4578

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Apr 6, 2015
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Not trying to clean it. Just don't want anything building up in there. I was looking for something that would be safe for eggs but keep anything like bacteria from growing in the water.
 

wynn4578

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Apr 6, 2015
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I recommended that he run a peroxide solution thru the incubator in between incubating but he wanted an incubator/hatcher that would hold at least 300 eggs and says he is going to try to stagger hatch for the next couple months at least. So I was hoping to find a solution that didn't require stopping the incubation cycle to clean.
 

PD-Riverman

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I recommended that he run a peroxide solution thru the incubator in between incubating but he wanted an incubator/hatcher that would hold at least 300 eggs and says he is going to try to stagger hatch for the next couple months at least. So I was hoping to find a solution that didn't require stopping the incubation cycle to clean.
I do not know whats safe for the eggs that would be good enough to clean everything out. After I turned my incubator on the first time--I ran it for 1 1/2 years 24/7 before turning it off the first time, during that time I do not remember having to clean the water pan, but did dump it a few times---But I used a hatcher for hatching. I never even wanted a auto-fill in mine. I bought the 5 gal bucket, pan and sponges(I call them) but never used them. To each their own---if a man wants that---get it---is what I say.
 

wynn4578

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Apr 6, 2015
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I do not know whats safe for the eggs that would be good enough to clean everything out. After I turned my incubator on the first time--I ran it for 1 1/2 years 24/7 before turning it off the first time, during that time I do not remember having to clean the water pan, but did dump it a few times---But I used a hatcher for hatching. I never even wanted a auto-fill in mine. I bought the 5 gal bucket, pan and sponges(I call them) but never used them. To each their own---if a man wants that---get it---is what I say.

He may have to just shut down occasionally and cycle it with peroxide. Mine has auto humidity but not auto fill so I just take the pan out and add new water occasionally.

If I build another one with auto fill I'm going to use this experience and create a way to easily remove the system and flush it out occasionally without interrupting the incubation cycle. Hindsight is 20/20.
 

wynn4578

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Apr 6, 2015
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The one I built this guy is a double cabinet. 1 side is an incubator the other side is a hatcher. Mine is the same set up without the auto fill.
 

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