Can I use this fan in my LG bator? (link)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by happyhens, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I use an old computer fan in mine. DH wired it to an old phone charger cord for power.
     
  3. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

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    in the description of that is says 2 ft X 3 Ft something....that is ummmm a pretty big fan! [​IMG] I don't think it is possibly that big. I got a small one like 2 inches by 2 inches at radio shack. Yes a pc fan is great just make sure it isn't too big.
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Maybe it's a typo. I've never seen a computer fan that big.
     
  5. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw that to but just assumed it was a typo... do they even make them that big? Just to be safe, I'll buy one with normal dimensions, but I just wanted to be sure that was what I needed. Thanks!
    I do have another question- do you all think it would hurt to start my eggs still-air and add the fan in about a week (maybe less, depends on when the pc fan arrives)?
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:That sort of a change can throw your temps off. You will have to be careful and watch closely for a couple of days to make sure it stabilizes.
     
  7. rnoyster

    rnoyster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The picture from ebay looks to be a 3" PC Fan. The rating is 2.3 cubic feet per minute. That is pretty strong. The fan that have been using is about 1 1/4" square and changes about 1 cubic f00t per minute. It just keeps the air moving gently around the incubator. I got munbe at Radio Shack for about $6-8.
    Dick
     
  8. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a pc fan in my bator and my eggs are now developing beautifuly. Goodluck, -Jay
     

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