Dont trash that LG yet!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poulets De Cajun, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. I just had a SWIFT idea! I can take it apart and use the heating element in a self built cabinet hatcher! I have two server cooling fans too! WOOOWHOOO! [​IMG]
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    When you finish it I would LOVE to see some pictures.
     
  3. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

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    Quote:been there, done that.. ended up with a 126 egg bator.. want to see photos as you go and when you are done..[​IMG]
     
  4. Did you use 3/4 ply or something else? I have a bunch of 3/4 MDF but I'm wondering if the humidity would deteriorate it too much? Course I could line it with some showerboard or something... that way I could just wipe it out.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    My own Dh wants to build a nice, furniture quality incubator if we dismantle one of ours, so sure, scavenge those parts!
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Slap on a good dozen layers of polyurethane on the box and it'll be good to go at 100% humidity. I have a pint coated over about 10sq feet of surface and it's as shiny as can be an holds water like a plastic cup. All pieces were painted twice before assembled, and painted about 6 times over after assembled. LOL Went over board at 15 when I had too much time on my hands.
     
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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    We took a handmade solid wood dresser and coated it with a ton of coats of Helmsman Urethane and it's great in the bathroom with a sink dropped in it. I'd use that for sure on a bator. It's marine type polyeurethane, like on bar counters.
     
  9. My only other question, since I have the basic parts and design already figured up, is how reliable is a water heater thermostat? And what are my other options?
     
  10. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Free Ranging

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    Quote:use the thermostat from the LG..
    I used the solid state one from LG

    I built mine like a cabinet out of solid maple boards.. I am going to make a new door though..out of plexiglass.. I am just too nosey to not look inside..
     

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