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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:50 am 
Hi, quick one: given temp changes in my house (I don't believe in air-con) will it work to put the incubator inside an esky?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:06 am 
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Yes it will help to keep the temperature stable, however, make sure you still have ventilation within the esky.

Is it a fan forced incubator or still air?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:29 am 
Still air, Octagon 10 by Brinsea.
The esky is pretty large and the incubator quite small (the esky volume about 5 times the unit). I open it to turn the unit three times a day. Does it stlll need the lid open?
Thanks very much for the quick reply.


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No you should be alright especially opening it 3 times a day. I was only worried if it was fan forced as a few use the outside air to pass over the electronics to keep them cooler.

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I'd monitor the temperature in the esky to keep it within the limits suggested by Brinsea.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:35 pm 
Thanks again for the help!
Do you want me to tell you if anything unusual happens? (Future reference for others in this situation...)
cheers
Jennie (Chooken)


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