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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:38 pm 
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Hello everyone,

My second hand Greatlander has finally arrived but the manual did not come with it as promised. So of course, I have eggs ready to go, a long weekend so not sure if Bob is working or able to answer emails, and am so so so desperate to start!! But the only experience I have is with a plastic Janoel so the amount of switches, buttons and stuff in the greatlander has me totally confused. I have 3 tier model. Does anyone have a copy of instructions anywhere they could email me?
SO desperate *g*
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:47 pm 
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ive pm'd you his mobile...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Thanks, I didn't get a pm. I'll send you one :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:08 am 
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I haven't found a manual for you, but here are some links that may be useful if you can't get hold of Bob.

http://forum.backyardpoultry.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=8018735

http://greatlander.com.au/index.php?main_page=page&id=9

http://greatlander.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=recent

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:52 am 
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List some of your questions here as some of us have Greatlander incubators.
I don't have a Top Hatch, but do have a 2T in the original style.

I think the basic electronics are the same, its just the hatching and water area's that are different.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Thanks everyone Bob responded at 7.10am on a Sunday, bless him!! So I got a manual and spent all day with my poor husband trying to get it all going. Turns out the float had dried up so we went to Bunnings and bought a toilet one and adjusted it lol - thank goodness my hubby knows this stuff, I am absolutely useless.
Anyway 127 eggs are set and I am moving into the laundry where the bator is stationed so I won't miss a thing :)
Appreciate all your help!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:01 pm 
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Good luck,
I have found Bob's settings to be pretty well spot on, so I don't play around with them.
Temp @ 37.5C
Humidity at 55% until day 18 then to 62% for hatch.

Never had a problem.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Thanks Lacy I was wondering about humidity at hatch, will give 62 a go.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Hello Bargainqueen
Did the previous owner give you the settings sheet that went with the set?
To raise the humidity for the 3 days of the hatch all you do is adjust P8 and P9 upwards
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:05 pm 
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No Bob I didn't get a sheet, but thanks to the excellent manual (thanks again) I think i've got it all worked out - it hasn't missed a beat so far!! Lockdown Thursday...So excited!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:53 am 
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I take it the settings haven't changed since Angelo had it
He said he never changed settings for the hatch and he had a wonderful run
He did RIR and jap quail, in at the same time
If you have large breed soft feather only, try hatching as-is with only filling the bottom tray with warm water for the hatch
At the first sign of dry chicks, you could increase the P8 and P9 a tad until the end of the hatch
Conversely if you strike-out with too high a rate of late DIS (combined with too small an air sac) reduce the P8 and P9 for the incubation period.
Small eggs and breeds with dense/thick shells in particular, need diligent candling to monitor for air sac OK?

Best of luck

If you sent me an email to remind me I'll dig out your settings sheet and copy it to you. I keep copies of everything
You will need the calibration value and the timed carriage travel duration if the machine does an auto restart one day

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