20 min homemade candler

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by raisinemright, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. raisinemright

    raisinemright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter and I decided to steal one of my wifes candy tins and make a candler out if it. I think it turned out pretty good and effective. I would like to make a better seal around the hole at some point later. And I also need to get the right kind of light bulb, this one was just on hand. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    I'm really proud of this simple little candler. Mostly because my daughter actually wanted to help with the project! But you should have seen her face when I cut the brand new cord into three sections lol. Then she finally figured out why. It's even got a festive theme to the can. Now we wait for some fertile eggs to arrive.
     
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  2. lghrnlvr

    lghrnlvr Out Of The Brooder

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    Very cute :)
     
  3. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice work, go get a piece of 1 - 1 1/4 black foam pipe insulation, cut off 1/2 from end , glue to can top and you have a nifty seal.
     
  4. raisinemright

    raisinemright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I was looking for a easy fix for that and it sounds like the pipe insulation will work great.
     
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  6. raisinemright

    raisinemright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, it was super easy and fun to make. Just wish I had the parts laying around the house. I had to buy all new stuff came to $14 not bad but still.
     
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    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. raisinemright

    raisinemright Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a solution that works perfect! It's a rubber washer for a sink drain it fits my large brown eggs like a glove. I was going to use the pipe insulation but my wife found this and it looked like it would work. Lucky me it did
    [​IMG] hardly any light leaks and with just the weight of my finger it seals up tight!
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