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DIY Egg Candler

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bob1956, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Bob1956

    Bob1956 Out Of The Brooder

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    DIY Egg Candler

    I wanted to share with you, a simple but effective egg candler that I have just made. The total build cost is about £3 ($6), and it is very easy to make. You will only need 3 components as shown below.

    1. A small 9 x LED torch (approx 95mm long x 30mm diameter) available from lots of local outlets at a cost of around £3 ($6). It requires 3 x AAA batteries, which were supplied.

    2. An old empty 35mm film canister (black), if you don’t have one they will give you them for free at film processing shops.

    3. A 20mm open rubber grommet (not essential), from most diy or electrical outlets costing next to nothing.

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    Discard the lid from the film canister, you don’t need that part. Try to find a canister that is a snug fit onto the end of the torch, or use some electrical tape to hold it on. Drill or cut a 20mm hole into the base of the canister as shown below.

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    Push the rubber grommet into the hole, it’s a tight fit and does not need fixing. This part is not essential, see below.

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    Now just fit the canister onto the end of the torch as shown below, and you are done.

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    On lighter shelled eggs, it really illuminates the egg very well. It is even quite good at illuminating darker and thicker shelled eggs.

    Regards Bob
     
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  2. Arielle

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    Nice job!
     
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  4. RoyalPayne

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    Thanks, Bob. This is exactly what I needed. I don't do that much candling, but it is useful once in a while, and I just didn't want to take much time to build a more substantial, permanent one. Again, thanks!
     
  5. blueberrysilky

    blueberrysilky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used flashlight and a toilet paper roll, lol.[​IMG] I ended up buying a candler. But this is a great idea.
     

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