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Water Heater Thermostat and Incubator Wiring Directions Please

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I need help !!!
I just went out and bought several of the items to make the Sink A Bator.

Now I just need to know how to put it all together.

Does anyone have a basic wiring diagram they wouldn't mind sharing.

I also would like to know which computer fan I am suppose to use? The small one or the big one located in the Big box in the computer.

So this is what I have so far:

Thermostat (water heater)
CPU fan taken from old computer
twin light socket
toggle switch
utility tub
2" x 4" x styrofoam


What I don't have is:

wire (need to know what size)


Thanks

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the wiring diagram i followed:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8510

I'd guess you should have enough wire from light socket. 

It is good that you will be using a twin light socket.  if one light burns out the other will help. 

make sure to put the water heater thermostat ~2" from heat source. 

i wasn't able to find a phone charger to carry enough power to the computer fan so i used a charger for a portable lamp.  it was suggested to me that some hotels might have boxes of these.  both my fan and charger are labeled with power requirements. 

good luck.  it is easy

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Thread Starter 

thanks for the link smile

Now I need to know how and where to dirll the holes to in the theromstat, got a link for that ???
I am going to Radio shack to get a new fan. I think I need a bigger one than I have here. I think maybe a 3 or 4 inch???
I'm using the utility tub for the bater so I want it to be strong enough to circulate the air.
I'm going to be hanging everything from the top just like on the Hovabator Genesis. So would I still put the thermostat only 2 inches from the light bulbs?? How close for the fan???

Sorry for all the questions:hide This is my first one and I need it to be up and running by next Tues !!! Wish I would have started earlier but just got this brainstorm when I saw the tubs were on sale:he

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Originally Posted by rosco 

the wiring diagram i followed:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8510

I'd guess you should have enough wire from light socket. 

It is good that you will be using a twin light socket.  if one light burns out the other will help. 

make sure to put the water heater thermostat ~2" from heat source. 

i wasn't able to find a phone charger to carry enough power to the computer fan so i used a charger for a portable lamp.  it was suggested to me that some hotels might have boxes of these.  both my fan and charger are labeled with power requirements. 

good luck.  it is easy

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