Feedback on Custom Cabinet Incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ptolemy, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Ptolemy

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  2. kvmommy

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    For that price you could build some like that yourself! I did and it was frustrating but so much fun!
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah i have saw those incubators, you can go to a website and see all the incubator that this guy makes, he just uses two porcelain light fixtures, with 100 watt bulbs, and he also uses the wafer thermostat, and two little fans you can get from wal-mart for 6 dollars a piece,,,, and that takes care of the heating, then you have to get the plywood, and the nails, the caulk, and also the polyurethane to stain it and keep it water proof,,, i would say it would take 40 dollars for the wood and then the wafer thermostat=25$,,,, two porcellain light bulb fixtures=8$, then 2 fans=12$, then nails=8$, and caulk=4$, and polyurethane=6$.................................. so i think it would average out to be around 103$-110$,,,,,, and that's if you had to buy everything, and i think now that the wood might cost more than 40$
     
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  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and all the hinges and and the glass, and the knobs,,, would cost extra
     
  5. muddstopper

    muddstopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Been there, done that and personally, I dont see how he is selling them as cheap as he is. Go buy the hindges, latches, and handles, and all the screws, add to that the obvious parts already mentioned, then figure in something for your time and labor, not to mention consumables like his saw blades, paint brushes, etc. He certainly aint getting rich building his custom incubators. My only question would be how well they actually work.
     
  6. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And includes shipping.
     
  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Been there, done that and personally, I dont see how he is selling them as cheap as he is. Go buy the hindges, latches, and handles, and all the screws, add to that the obvious parts already mentioned, then figure in something for your time and labor, not to mention consumables like his saw blades, paint brushes, etc. He certainly aint getting rich building his custom incubators. My only question would be how well they actually work.

    but if you think if he was only to make one incubator to sell, then yeah he would be going under, but he makes multiple incubators, and i am thinking that this person is probably bringing in some cash, to have been on ebay selling these custom incubators as long as he has
     
  8. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yeah
     
  9. chickenlady3

    chickenlady3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So has anyone used his products? I too am looking to purchase one and am curious how well they work?
     

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