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Covatutto 7

Postby ncotb » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:58 am

set it up on Thursday & hope to set eggs in it on Saturday/Sunday. There arent any numbers on the thermometer only a few lines, then a larger line across which i presume is where the mercury line should reach. It reads 1/2 degrees below that.

Have never used an incubator at home before, only broody. has anyone got one of these? is this normal for this one? thank you
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Re: Covatutto 7

Postby Lydia » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:22 am

Hi,
yes I've got one and do use it.It has successfully incubated and hatched eggs for me.
The thick line you can see is 100% F,and the mercury ideally should reach that.I'm sure it says in the instruction booklet,that it is ok to be slightly higher or lower,but it was a long time ago that I read it.
If you are having problems reading the thermometer,twiddle it around until it is lined up correctly with the viewing window to read it easily.
Also,check your humidity in it before you set your eggs.I followed the manufacturer's instructions,and added water to the containers(not all 4/4,but the 2/4)my fist eggs developed,but never hatched properly.The too high humidity causing this.I know run it dry until hatch day,then add the water.
I'll see where I've put the booklet,and post tomorrow exactly what is says about the temperature.
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Re: Covatutto 7

Postby stepyone » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:10 pm

Hi
I started out with one of these and had great results only reason I no longer use it is I now have a larger incubator. I think mine used to run a tiny bit below the mark. I think it had 4 containers for water in 2 sets of 2 at either side. I only filled 1 instead of the 2 it tells you as I found humidity was a little high the first couple of time I used it. then filled another 1 when they started pipping. good luck with them please let us know how you get on with them
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Re: Covatutto 7

Postby Lydia » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:41 pm

Hi,I read the instruction booklet again last night before going to bed.If the temperature is up to 2 marks above or below the thick line(100 deg F)it is ok.
Any more or less,you do need to adjust it,to adjust it,at the very top of the clear cover,you've got the blue plastic circle.It has a triangular section indented.In there is the small hole,use a screwdriver,it has a plus sign to the one side,clockwise for raising the temp.Obviously,the other way lowers it.The little + and - sign makes it very easy.
I think with these they are more humid,when new(which doesn't make sense to me)and after they've been used 3+ times,the humidity level can lower.
All my incubators are in a very humid room,so far I do not need to add water to any of mine for incubating,just hatching.
I use the covatutto 7,brinsea eco and covatutto's novital 24.I have good results from all of these 3 cheap incubators,even with serama chicks,that are meant to be very difficult.
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Re: Covatutto 7

Postby ncotb » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:26 pm

Thank you! Have decided to run it dry as room is quite humid. I have ordered a hydrometer so that should be here in next few days, so hopefully will be ok. OH had a twiddle with the temp control & is now just below line. Will set the eggs tomorrow to make sure it is stable. :D
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Re: Covatutto 7

Postby ncotb » Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:09 am

As a matter of interest my OH is wondering, what wattage bulb is in your incy? We have a 40w but on top of the 7 it says maximum 20, the 40w came with the incubator.
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Re: Covatutto 7

Postby ncotb » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:52 am

What an idiot am I :oops: went to set the eggs earlier & found I had forgotten to turn the incubator back on after taking the water out :(
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Re: Covatutto 7

Postby Charlie » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:23 pm

I have just bought a second hand covatutto 7. It seems to maintain it's temperature at 100. However when it is on, the light flashes on and off continuously about once each second. Is this normal? The instructions, which I printed from the internet are not very clear. I expected it to turn on for a while and then off for a while.
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Re: Covatutto 7

Postby Tim » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:05 am

I don't have one of these Charlie - but usually when an incy reaches temperature it turns on / off at a slow rate to maintain the temperature. There is often an LED to show this.

I was hatching in an outbuilding last year and decided to do the same earlier this year it was really cold and the light was on for longer periods than off = in other words there was more heat lost and it was having to heat for a little longer.

Hope this makes sense. Tim
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Re: Covatutto 7

Postby organic girl » Tue May 11, 2010 1:18 am

Hi all,

I am new to this forum. I also have the Covatutto 7 but it is a much earlier model. It does not have a temperature adjustment. I am presuming it is factory preset. However the light is not turning off at all and the temperature is way too high. This happened after I lent it to the local primary school. When it was returned the bulb was not working and since I replaced the bulb there seems to be a thermostat problem. Prior to this it worked fine and I had several successful hatchings. Does anyone else have this model. The instructions are translated from Italian so are a little confusing
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