Wired HWH thermostat to 2 bulb light fixture. Wired pc fans x2. Made lid of 3/4 inch plywood and single pane glass for viewing. insulated the bottom with spay insulation from outside and 1 inch styrofoam on inside of bottom.
Heres the predicament.... Styrofoam inside on walls will really cut down on room i have. depth isn't an issue. I don't really want to build enclosure so I can spray insulate from outside....IDK Ideas??
Has anyone ever considered vermiculite or small river rock on bottom in a layer to hold heat so when it is opened it will get back to temp a little better? If a hen gets off eggs for 20 mins to eat and sets again they are going to warm back up quickly. I am thinking it could take like 3 hours for bator to get back to temp. being stable. I know internal temp is what matters but you are still loosing heat if bater isn't temp of eggs even if it is slight. Stones just seemes like a good idea plus for a temp power outage or something the stones would radiate heat for a while. IDEAS? or at least cons? I am talking layer of foam, layer of stone w/ water pan or whatever somewhere in that layer, then hardware cloth, then turner. During lockdown it is my intention to build a riser for wire. It was brought to my attention that it is possible the 1 inch or so drop from turner to floor can cause temp difference.
Light cant shine on eggs, fans don't blow on eggs, thermostat needs to be where? Can someone help me with placement of everything?