westernette incubator/setter. humidity control

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RobertMark1965
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westernette incubator/setter. humidity control

Post by RobertMark1965 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:23 pm

I have recently up-graded to a westernette incubator that has chickmaster controls, therefore using contact thermometers for temperature control. What I do have with this machine, is a contact thermometer that controls the humidity. This thermometer is operated as a wet bulb and the contacts of it, open and close a valve that allows water to flow into the water pan. What I am not familiar with, is the external water supply, does it need a pressurized ( mains water) supply or can it be fed by gravity from a header tank? I can see the advantage of this, I would not need to open the door to refill water pans! Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Re: westernette incubator/setter. humidity control

Post by Marigold » Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:53 pm

Hi Robertmark, and welcome to the Forum.
I don't know the answer to your question, I'm afraid, but thought you might be interested in this recent article in the main Poultrykeeper website about incubation humidity.
https://poultrykeeper.com/incubating-an ... -humidity/
If you haven't yet found the main Poultrykeeper website, it's a mine if information, and there's a link at the bottom of each page on the Forum.
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Re: westernette incubator/setter. humidity control

Post by RobertMark1965 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:55 pm

Many thanks, I will take a look.
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