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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:47 pm 
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I have a see through Hova Bator Incubator that
will only heat to 98 degree. Bought from Alec at
Brookfield Poultry supplies, he reckons that a 14 degree
room is to cold for the incubator. Have another one
beside it, is working OK. Anyone had this problem.
Paul


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:27 pm 
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hey Paul
had the same issue...found that you need to put a light or alternate heat source in/near bator to up the temperature...this helped me
check that the wafer is screwed in properly (not tilted)...that was a bit of an issue for mine as well

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:56 pm 
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If you read your instructions it will tell you the room temperature the incubator needs to be in to work properly. It is generally around 20 degrees C or so (I don't have an incubator like yours, so can't tell you exactly). If you use a secondary heat source in the room it shoulod start to work fine. I have a small basic incubator and I use a small oil column heater in the room, but only need to have it on at night. My new incubator is more than a basic model and it holds the temperature fine.

Also a good idea to check that your thermometer is working accurately.

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Is the other incubator the same model?

As previously suggested, make sure the screw to the wafer has been seated properly so that it can screw in all the way. It may be stopping short and so not letting the heater work to full potential.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:58 pm 
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Pappy, I recently covered my hovabator in alfoil to stop it losing so much heat. I have read that if you insulate it with bubble wrap then foil it works better.

Put a bottle full of hot water straight out of the hot water system inside the incubator. This should pick your temperature up as well.

Try swapping places with the other incubator. If it is closer to a window it will have more cold to contend with.

Having said that Your bator should be working the same as the other one. Have you completely removed the wafer and put it back in to "reset it as such" I know you will have to recalibrate it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:45 pm 
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Both Incubators are the same, have refitted the wafer, changed thermometers.
temerature came up to 100 under a 100 watt globe, might put the light bill up.
With the light on it showed through a gap between the top and botton, so it
might be an ill fitting unit. I will try to insulate it as suggested.
Thanks for your replies.
Pappy


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