What model # is this GQF Sportsman incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Emptywagon2, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Emptywagon2

    Emptywagon2 Chirping

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    1202 or ????
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    [​IMG] side view
     

  2. Msrhrjr

    Msrhrjr Hatching

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    HI, it looks just like mine and it is a 1502 and an awesome hatching machine
     
  3. Emptywagon2

    Emptywagon2 Chirping

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    It doesn't have digital settings..does that matter? I thought all 1502s were digital.
     
  4. Msrhrjr

    Msrhrjr Hatching

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    Don't know about that, just going by what the guy told me when I bought it...I do know it holds a temp better than anything I've used
     
  5. Emptywagon2

    Emptywagon2 Chirping

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    Ok, Thanks.. What temp do you set it? I have been running it for a day to test it..I can't get it set on 99.5 closest I've got is 100.2 Is that ok?
     
  6. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Songster

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    I think that's an older 15** model, but not a 1502. The 1502 had closer tray spacing with a hatching tray at the bottom. I believe yours was called the pro model with the three wider spaced trays allowing for a greater turning angle. It has an electronic t-stat with a wafer backup. If I could find one of my old hard copy catalogs I could come up with the
    model #. In the 2011 line the pro model is designated as a 1500. Here's a link to operating instructions that should apply to yours.
    https://www.gqfmfg.com/pdf/Cabinet Model Instructions.pdf
     
  7. Emptywagon2

    Emptywagon2 Chirping

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    Quote:Thanks!
     

  8. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Quote:Better too low than too high on a sportsman imho.

    Mine is set at 98.5 and still I have hatches a day early at times.

    Looks like an early 1502 to me too. Was part of a set with seperate hatcher I think. [​IMG] Mine is just like it, except I raised the two lower turners up one hole and added a hatching tray at the bottom.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

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    Looks like a hatcher, don't see where it has a turner from the photo.
    Can be used as a regular inc just have to hand turn [​IMG] and if ya set lots of eggs like i do a turner is a must for a good hatch.
    Great machine and parts are easy to find when needed,
    i have 2 GOF incubators and 1 hatcher i highly recomend them.
     
  10. Emptywagon2

    Emptywagon2 Chirping

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    Quote:It does have a turner...soory if the picture wasn't clear. It has a toggle switch on the side that can be used to manually turn it or it can be set on auto.
     

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