Adding a fan to the Incubator? - Added Pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MIKE555444, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Dad has one of the standard foam incubators WITHOUT the circulating fan.... he has had poor luck at hatching the last few times.

    I borrowed it this weekend and I plan on adding a computer fan with a 12v power supply.

    Any reason this would not work? Should the fan be on high or low? Its a little giant I think so where do I add the fan?

    I plan on testing it this week and maybe adding eggs by the weekend.

    Any suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2009
  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant remember how big a computer fan is, I dont think that big, but you dont want too much forced air so probably on low. The fans only job is to make sure the temp is more even in the incubator. I had a foam one with the fan and it was located on the top in the center next to the circuit board. Hope this helps.
     
  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks... I may see if I can mount it in the middle

    Should I have eggs directly below the fan?
     
  4. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son mounted mine blowing up so it would not blow right on the eggs and I didn't lose any egg space. He used spacers so it was not flat against the foam.
     
  5. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
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    So long as you are not getting extra heat from the fan the eggs should be fine.
     
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    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did you find any help on the post I gave you??
     
  8. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I did.. [​IMG]

    I added the fan last night and was suprised at how well it stabilized the temps...

    Finding a power supply was easy. I used one from an old phone.

    I took pictures and but forgot the camera so i'll try to add them tomorrow.

    Thank you very much for your help
     
  9. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Please PM me with your first hatch results, would love to know how it works for you. My son just put one in my LG for me and I have it full of eggs, I hope all goes well [​IMG] I was amazed at how it is holding the temp and humidity.
     
  10. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what I did...

    I was shocked how well it stabilized the temps [​IMG]

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