Jpat

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its gonna be that time of year again real soon

iam going to be having saxony x pekins eggs, saxony x Kahki Campbell eggs, and i pre ordered 12 indian runner eggs for march :celebrate

I made small drink cooler incubators before and this year i decided to take on a mini fridge incubator

ill be powering it with two 60w light bulbs, a digital thermocouple relay, PC fans and junk from Goodwill and Value Village.

So far iam 60$ into it, if anyone had interest ill keep updating the process and sourcing everything i use

Most mini fridges waste alot of space on door shelves. I cut along the gaskette and peeled the plastic out, then Shaped the foam as flat as i could.
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Once the cooling rack and compressor are out the fridge is very light

Next i framed a pane of glass i scrimped from a Popcorn maker. I couldve just glued the class in place with black window sealent but the pine is alot cheaper, and might look better in the end
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Testing the fit for the light housings and moving forward!
 

Jpat

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Yep, not an auto turner but something with a handle that turns them all at once

Auto turners are great but it could reduce observation, checking a bator 4 or 5 times aday is a good habit

So far the lights are mounted.

I used a peice of wood to make a space for the wires, i cut it with the band saw and drilled through the fridge to run the wires where the compressor was. That will be where a power bar is mounted

I have the relay mounted and sensor wires started to be run

As i finish and test it ill post a list of parts
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