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post #11 of 18


The thermostat has a probe with quite a bit of length to it so you don't have to put the actual thermostat inside. Mine is just sitting on top of the fridge...

post #12 of 18
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I have all items ready to try out.

Where does the thermostat go?  Inside the box or outside?

2 egg turners

1 fan

1 heat bulb

1 power outlet

1 temp/humidity gauge

1 pan for water

1 thermostate

 

what am I missing besides the eggs?

post #13 of 18
The thermostat can go wherever you want. Do you see the wire that came with it? That's the probe and the length of that is how far away you can mount it from wherever you want to measure the temp. I wouldn't put the thermostat inside the incubator because I don't think moisture would be good for the wires over time but I could be wrong....
Do you have a project box or something to mount the thermostat/outlet in? And power cord for the thermostat?
post #14 of 18
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No power cord.  I planed on taking an old.???? and cutting it off and stripping the wires and using it.  I have plenty of tools around that no longer work I can do that with.

 

Does it need a glass jar of water in there too?  or just a pan with water and a sponge in it.

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post #16 of 18
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Fans...

are a couple old computer fans better then a 6" desk fan

 http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lasko-Products-2002-W-Personal-Fan/17477076

post #17 of 18
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Fans...

are a couple old computer fans better then a 6" desk fan

 http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lasko-Products-2002-W-Personal-Fan/17477076

 

on the cabinet style incubators and hatchers i've built i used an Elco 5 watt fan, they are for the condenser on refrigerators, low power usage and many yrs of trouble free service.  

 

if your fan is too high a wattage depending on your setup it can overheat the incubator, i've ran into this many times using computer fans in small Hova-bator Styrofoam incubators.

post #18 of 18
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No power cord.  I planed on taking an old.???? and cutting it off and stripping the wires and using it.  I have plenty of tools around that no longer work I can do that with.

Does it need a glass jar of water in there too?  or just a pan with water and a sponge in it.
Those cords should work perfect. As far as water for humidity, you probably won't even need a glass or pan. The fridges hold in a lot of moisture, I actually open mine a couple times a day so it will let the humidity out. At hatch, just a couple drops of water brought the humidity up to 70% and once they start hatching it gets even higher. I would wait until you get it up and running and adjust accordingly.
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