Anyone create auto-humidity setup?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by teckkev, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. teckkev

    teckkev Out Of The Brooder

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    Humidity in my incubator has to be the most annoying factor to the hobby. I saw other brands do have auto-humidity control. The price of those units are very high. For those of us with a simple hovabator/little giant should have a way to add the feature with creating a kit. Anyone done this task? Everything I find is for humidifiers.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
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    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a brinsea ECO20 for the same price I paid for my LG with circulating air fan and turner 20 years ago. The LG worked fine for me originally but got bagged up over the years so I got the first one that I mentioned. The first hatch worked OK but I have not had a good one since then. So I am looking at the one advertised below.

    http://www.flemingoutdoors.com/egg-incubator--turner.html

    If it has the auto humidity as it say it does then I will be happy. Let me know what you think
     
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    I am referring to adding water when needed by itself (using a resivior tank).

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
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    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh well I am confused. but if you know about the floatation device that is used in a swamp cooler, they sam theory is used on water reservoirs for water dishes. So you could rig one of those up. All you would need is a gravity fed water bag such as an IV drip bag that is used in medical facilities
     
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    Yes! you are on the right way of thinking as I am to the IV effect. IV has a pump that when the patient presses the trigger, the pump will allow a fixed amount to flow. My humidity controller has the ability to open circuit to a device that would allow flow. My hurdle is what device would I use as the flow pump. I'm near the point in buying a humidifier and disassemble it to see what it uses to keep humidity level steady. I am confident that several already created a unit for their incubators for humidity.

    Thanks for the great input!
    Kevin - Ohio
     

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