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Why does my outlet have to be evil

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gabrielle1976, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I woke up this morning and checked my bators, the homemade one was running and looks good the other one was at 63 freaking F.
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    The light was off, so I checked the modem and power pack plugged into the same power surge protecter thing and they were on so I thought shoot its my bator, but when I bumped the socket thing it turned back on. I have lose outlets plugs can fall out of them , Any one have any ideas. most every one in my house is like that so its not like I can move it and be fine. If these eggs hatch it will be a miricle this is the 3rd temp issue.[​IMG]
     
  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try spreading the prongs on the bator wire to make it fit tighter.
     
  3. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like the outlet is worn out, this can be dangerous. A loose connection can arc and cause a fire. You should replace the outlet, they are not expensive only a buck or two.
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh ok thank you. I will try that , Im tempted to duct tape them to the socket , [​IMG]

    And Ill have my owner replace them then because sevral do have dark marks around the edges its kinda scary I only use the ones I have to .
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  5. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok I have my bator back up to 100.7
    I checked 3 light tan eggs from my 11 that are due in about a week and all 3 had babies moveing in them , I will save candleing the others and the other 2 batches for tonight at the earliest and most likey not till there due for candleing again anyways.[​IMG]
     
  6. vermontgal

    vermontgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    In addition to replacing the outlets, you should make sure that any outlet in the kitchen, bathroom, basement, or garage has a GFCI outlet or is protected by a GFCI circuit breaker or "upstream" outlet. I believe this is code, and is probably required for a rental property.
     

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