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Deb

 

i am using nylon spacers between the two metals


Are you using the type of bushing that totally encases the screw in the hole and the head?

I have seen that type used in aircraft, you need to watch for wear, but should last a long time under a light load.

Scott

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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post #13052 of 14235

bushings


or this type


or this 2 part type


anything to keep any part of the screw from touching the shelf or the flat bar.

Scott

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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so @perchie.girl

 

Work your magic on this (once you finish your book and are bored)

 

 

Each shelf will be 37 inches long, 25 inches wide (capacity is 288 eggs on 6 12x12 trays)
The shelves will be 1.5x1.5x0.125 aluminum angle bar, pop riveted.
two pieces of angle bar will also run down the middle. Length wise to support the tray. The 1.375” internal lip of the angle bar will support the feet of the egg trays
A woven aluminum grill will be inside each shelf to ensure all size trays will have somewhere to rest.

The trays will attach to a 1” upright square bar that will run from floor to ceiling on either side of the bator. The actuator shaft will attach to the top shelf through the central bar.

We will use 2” x ¼” stainless machine screw with ¼” nylon spacers to attach all shelves except at the turner actuator

There will be four trays, 12” apart, joined by 1x0.125” flat bar- one on each side so they travel in unison

The bottom tray, when flat, will be 18” from the floor of the bator and the top shelf will be 18” from the top of the bator.

 

The actuator is designed so that when it is powered, it turns 90 degrees and remains in that position until the power is cut. It has a high powered spring that will slowly return the device to the no power position. A pin will be used to stop the trays at level when powered off and trays begin traveling back to the no-power position. Once the pin is removed, the trays will continue their path. External limit switches are not required.

 

The heat source will be 2 x 250w ceramic heaters with cowlings to direct airflow through the fins from 4” 220v case fans. There will be a cutoff at 45C on each heater should the fans fail so they don’t get super-hot and cause a fire. The “egg area” of the bator will have a 46.5” x 26.25” floor plan. Its height will be 72” internally. The heating area will be at the rear. Air will enter from the  upper 12” of the rear of the bator, into to square ducts 6.5” x 6.5” housing a 6” 110v duct fan. With the heat source and fan in the column. The areas not used for airflow will be isolated from the bator. There will be 2 6x14” vents at the lower 16” of the rear of the bator for the heated air to circulate. Lower vents will have adjustable diffusers.

 

With a 4” kick plate, and using ¾“ marine ply, the total dimensions will be 79 inches tall, 48” wide and 36” deep.

There will be a 2” vent above the duct fan to draw in fresh air in each duct shaft.

Prior to installation of turner, the internal surfaces of the plywood will be coated with a thin scrape of non-toxic 2 part marine epoxy and painted with a water based enamel to create a waterproof, cleanable surface.
Exterior will be painted with a water base enamel.

Piano hinges will be used on doors and two steamer trunk catches on the doors.

SHOPPING LIST

Electronics.

2 x 110v 5 watt LED “fridge light” on a limit switch
2 x 110v light recepticals.
2 x 220CFM 6” vent fans

1 STC 1000 as thermostat
1 STC 1000 as hi tem alarm

1 power failure alarm for power loss
1 110v 120dB siren for overheat alarm
1 110v timer with 12-24 available programs per day
1 momentary on 110v switch to manually control power to actuator
1 110v limit switch
Green LED pilot light for Power on
Yellow LED pilot light for power to actuator
Red LED pilot light for power heat
1 8 foot 14g power cord.
 

Aluminum Bar:
12 ea 1.5x1.5x0.125” Angle Bar 37” long
6 ea 1.5x1.5x0.125” Angle Bar 25” long
2 ea 1x1” Square Bar 72” Long
2 ea 1x0.125” Flat bar 37” long

 

Hardware:
7 ea 2x1/4” ss machine screws
14 ss ¼” washers
14 ¼”x ¼” nylon bushings
100 1/8” x ½” aluminum rivets
3 x 1/8 double ended drill bits
2 x ¼” drill bits
HackSaw blade
½” x 3”round shaft stock with 1x6” plate welded to attach controlling shelf
2 ea 6” brass piano hinge

2 x Trunk catches

1 x brass barrel bolt

2ea 6x12” register diffusers
6 ea ¾’ marine ply

2 liters Marine Epoxy – non toxic

Water based Enamel paint - white for inside, 70s color for outside

label maker tape

 

 

I KNEW you already had a PLAN!!!!! :D

 

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A man can never have enough chicken tractors

 

 

The more I look at these the more I like them, @ozexpat had you considered double peak boards with hinges and two hinges in the center ends so you can store and set back up as needed?   This would work well for meat birds here, to close them up and lean against my shed and make them disappear

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The more I look at these the more I like them, @ozexpat had you considered double peak boards with hinges and two hinges in the center ends so you can store and set back up as needed?   This would work well for meat birds here, to close them up and lean against my shed and make them disappear

hinges rust. lol

 

Actually I had not thought about it. We actually need at least 30 of these guys and currently our inventory is at an all time low.

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply
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bushings

 

 


or this 2 part type

 


anything to keep any part of the screw from touching the shelf or the flat bar.

Scott

 this type. they should hold in this application

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply
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Deb

 

i am using nylon spacers between the two metals


How about for the threads...  Or the Aluminum mesh

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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Originally Posted by scottcaddy View Post
 

bushings


or this type


or this 2 part type


anything to keep any part of the screw from touching the shelf or the flat bar.

Scott


YES....  there are some that can be swaged in as well.

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply
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Originally Posted by ozexpat View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottcaddy View Post
 

bushings

 

 


or this 2 part type

 


anything to keep any part of the screw from touching the shelf or the flat bar.

Scott

 this type. they should hold in this application


You said washer...

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply
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Originally Posted by ozexpat View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post

 

 

The more I look at these the more I like them, @ozexpat had you considered double peak boards with hinges and two hinges in the center ends so you can store and set back up as needed?   This would work well for meat birds here, to close them up and lean against my shed and make them disappear

hinges rust. lol

 

Actually I had not thought about it. We actually need at least 30 of these guys and currently our inventory is at an all time low.


You can use seat belt webbing for hinges...  or leather...  oiled well of course

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

Reply
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You can use seat belt webbing for hinges...  or leather...  oiled well of course

we use tire tread on gates - no oil required

 

Of course the nails rust out LOl

 

Below is the type I will be using.

Remember there are only 8 machine screws. I will use 3 of these on each attachment - one one either side of the square bar and one on the angle bar. Galvanic corrosion should not be an issue.

 

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

Reply
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