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Originally Posted by CBWO View Post

Mine is roughly 18,000 cubic inches or 9 cubic feet Once I get the temp regulated or at least stable I can play with the wattage of the bulbs and adjust for hot spots if there are any but first I think I need to get the temp stable so I have a constant to compare adjustments to

Too large of heating unit will make this harder, when those 500W of heat turn on they create an immediate 'hot' spot and blast the immediate area with lots of heat, this will force any thermometer in the area to prematurely turn off long before the heat mixes with the rest of the air in the incubator... This over powering of thermostat will create a more unstable temperature as it spikes rapidly in the heating area when the heat is on, you don't want that you want a slower and gradual rise in heat that is more evenly distributed...

This is the same reason why house furnaces are tailored to the house size, too big of a furnace actually creates heating problems...