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I just bought a Leahy 300-E it appears to be in good shape. The front hinges were shot so I ordered some brass ones off fleabay. I will give the exterior a light sand and then coat with tung oil. I paid $150cdn for it with the original manual, the previous owners had no clue how old it is, they bought it used and ran it for 5 years till a heart attack meant the were done with critters. I also ordered 3 80mm 12v computer fans (I only plan to install 2 for internal circulation they should help with humidity if blowing over a water dish), a Digital LCD Temperature Humidity Meter Probe Sensor, and an led bulb for the pilot light (more reliable than an incandescent). I am unfamiliar with using these as in the past I have hatched eggs in aquariums with light bulbs(yes it actually works). Is there anything not in the manual I should be aware of?

 

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post #142 of 148

 

Sorry for all the pictures but they each are part of my question. I recently purchased this 1950's Leahy Favorite Redwood Incubator Model 1650 E. Everything seems to be in working order but it being as old as it is I am going to rewire and replace the thermostat and heating elements. Its hard to see in the last picture but the incubator has three heating elements each of which are tied together. The question is twofold:

1. The incubator badge says that the incubator is 445Watts and the heating element box says on the top 350 Watts. In changing out the heating elements which number do I go by. Research I have done on this model through the old internet is slim at best but I have been able to determine that the model 1200 had a heater of 350 Watts with a maximum 425 Watts. The 2100 model had a heater of 500 Watts with a max of 575 Watts. My assumption is that the 1650 probably has a heater of 350 watts with a max of 445 watts. The only catalog I could find for this company had all the models in it but was missing one page and of course it is the page that my model is on. Any suggestions to this theory would be appreciated.

 

2. If the wattage for the heater is indeed 350 as the box in the picture states. What is the wattage of each individual element. Do they add up to 350? If so what would I replace it with? (Two 100 watt and a 150) or do each of the three elements have to be 350 Watts. Please advise.

 

I have found a way to purchase the elements to replace but I need to know what wattage to purchase. In addition what is the white fiber material that is running through the heating wire. Is it an insulation. Should I save it?

 

HELP!!!

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post #143 of 148
Hi folks I'm looking to sell my Leahy for $500. Would love for it to go to someone who would cherish it for its beauty and purpose. Shipping is extra and would need your help on who best to do that unless you're in central Texas.
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post #144 of 148

Im looking for parts for my brower 624 incubator. f anyone knows a web site i can find parts i would appericate the help thanks steve schelette@rocketmail.com

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Im looking for parts for my brower 624 incubator. f anyone knows a web site i can find parts i would appericate the help thanks steve schelette@rocketmail.com

search for rocky top general store in Tenn.  They had parts for my 1650.

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post #146 of 148

I used to own one the 624. either loaned it our or it burnt with my house. wanting to build one as I am pretty much retired...would plywood work??? Andy

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Do you have a manual/ pictures of what the inside is supposed to look like for the model 624? i recently discovered one and you would not be able to tell it was made of redwood at all because it was left in a poorly built storage shed. Minus some wood and the metal tray at bottom all parts appear to be there that would be needed but I don't know. Any help would be appreciated. And/or recommendations of how to refurbish it and where to purchase parts. Thank you

post #148 of 148
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Do you have a manual/ pictures of what the inside is supposed to look like for the model 624? i recently discovered one and you would not be able to tell it was made of redwood at all because it was left in a poorly built storage shed. Minus some wood and the metal tray at bottom all parts appear to be there that would be needed but I don't know. Any help would be appreciated. And/or recommendations of how to refurbish it and where to purchase parts. Thank you

Try this thread:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/211843/pics-of-the-brower-wooden-incubator-duw

 

You will probably have to replace the wafer thermostats.  They have probably leaked or dried out. It's an easy fix though.

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