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Buying a Thermostat

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ddeans, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. ddeans

    ddeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, the wife wants to make a home made bator, and I didn't mind helping on this feat even though I am not sure a home made will be anything better than store bought, other than cheaper, but hey, Ill give it a whirl.

    First problem I ran into.. Where can I buy a thermostat?? I don't want to use a hot water heater one so I was thinking of the wafer style ones because they work well (i think atleast). I can find the wafer them selfs here:

    https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=110

    But, I need something that it tell "hey you can turn on now to" I am going to be using light bulbs as a heat source, so where can I buy the part that this thermometer tells to give/release power from?

    Does anyone know? Actually I am sure someone does, just hopefully they read this thread...
     
  2. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone on here iwll probably have a better idea, But I used a dimmer switch attatched to the lightbuld wiring.
     
  3. ddeans

    ddeans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:As in a light dimmer? So that the light or element will always be on?
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  5. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What you have shown here is only the wafer you will need to order the swtich as well It will be on the same site I think it is called the wafer swtich. You can also order a small light that you can wire in with the swithch that will tell you when stat is on or off. I guess if you have a light for a heat souce that wont be necessary. The switch and wafer combined is about 15 bucks
     
  6. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get an electronic digital thermostat from any Reptile/snake shop.
    David
     

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