Candle warmer incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Delmar, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Delmar

    Delmar Songster

    I'm thinking of using a $5 candle warmer as the heat source for a small incubator. Less fragile than a light bulb and less likely to burn out. [​IMG]

    anybody ever try it? Mrs Delmar has a couple of them laying around. If I get the hatch done before the heating season ends I might not even need a thermostat. Just hook it to a dimmer switch to regulate the temp and keep it in a 70 degree room.
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    it's worth a try. [​IMG]
     
  3. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Songster

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    Hmmm, I have several of those (I use them to keep my coffee warm - perfect sixe for a coffee cup).

    I will have to look into doing that. Neat idea.
     
  4. Delmar

    Delmar Songster

    Might also work well inside a cookie tin, as a water heater, instead of a light fixture and bulb. If it puts out enough heat it would. P think I'll post this idea on that thread as well.
     
  5. Squeaky McMurdo

    Squeaky McMurdo Chirping

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    Did it work?

    I'm thinking of doing this so my sister can bring me some eggs when she visits for Thanksgiving.

    I'm testing a setup right now, but only got it to 90 degrees today. Maybe it needs more time? I just didn't want to melt the container so I checked it every hour. lol.

    I just put a mirror on top an hour ago to see if that will help reflect the heat back.

    I don't have the jar of water on top of the warmer, I thought it would evaporate too fast. It's next to it right now. Should I put the jar on top?
     
  6. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    OMgosh I have a story about those things. My daughter got me one for Christmas with a bunch of candles and such, well I neglected to read the directions and was cleaning and thought lets use the candle warmer and make things smell good, well to make a long story short.....Always have a glass holder for your candles, it will melt all over the place [​IMG] and never work again and make you upset, throw it in the trash, then.....[​IMG]
     

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