DIY incubator questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sphynxcrazy, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Sphynxcrazy

    Sphynxcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I went to some yard sales so i have all the basic things for my bator. SO far i am up to, 13 dollars.

    Questions: will the water heater thermostat need modified??

    who knows of a good DIY egg turner?

    What is a good thermometer/ hygrometer, for a reasonable price??


    more questions to come once i get going.

    EDIT: Great, i took the lamp apart and it is a touch lamp. Will it still work or not??
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2012
  2. Sphynxcrazy

    Sphynxcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    Bump.
     
  3. WaterFowl209

    WaterFowl209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the water heater thermo needs be moded to be more sensitive there's a vid on YouTube alls you do is drill 3 holes in it orchard supply hardware is where I got my hygrometer any hardware store should carry them
     
  4. Sphynxcrazy

    Sphynxcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    K thanks. I am going to try to removecthe touch sensor from the lamp. But wheredo I hook the thermostat up to? It doesn't have one of those side holes to run wires out of like some.
     
  5. WaterFowl209

    WaterFowl209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hook it up to you heat source like light bulb fixture have it about 6-12" from it
     
  6. Quyen Le

    Quyen Le Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Save yourself from trouble and buy the digital aquarium thermostat on ebay for $16.99. It's the best way to save you time and headache and you can even put your incubator outdoor with minimal affect. I have schematic for egg turner that I design using low cost parts. I can send you schematic if you want to build one.
     
  7. Brookhavens

    Brookhavens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go on ebay and look up Automatic digitial aquarium temperature controller. There are tons of them for sale. Here is a pic of one of my homemade incubators. The turner was very simple to build. I just used 1/2" pvc, hardware cloth and chicken wire screws. This guy shows you how to actually build and wire the bator

    The temp. and humidity are wrong because I had just plugged it in.
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  8. Quyen Le

    Quyen Le Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just check on ebay and it's under $14 now. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sphynxcrazy

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    Those are cheap but I don't want to buy from china or other countries. I like to support the U.S.A. Better quality.
     
  10. Brookhavens

    Brookhavens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the thermostat in my picture from Lowes for around $9. I did modify it by drilling 3 holes in it (as per the video) to make it a bit more sensitive and so far it maintains temp perfectly.
     

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