finding a thermostat

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dadsgirl, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    making a homemade bator and was wondering if anyone knows where to get an accurate electronic thermostat, not to expensive ??

    thanks, angie
     
  2. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    I haven't been able to figure this one out either. Keep checking craigslist, ebay, or your local plumbing places. Sometimes they have old water heaters they throw out and would let you have one free. Otherwise... you might have to break down and buy one for around$20.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Lowe's has some lower temp water heater thermostats that are around $8.
     
  4. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    Quote:I want your Lowes! Ours doesn't carry anything cheaper than $18.00
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I'm working on an incubator. I bought a wafer thermostat just like in incubators off of www.cutlersupply.com for under 20.00 I think.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:I want your Lowes! Ours doesn't carry anything cheaper than $18.00

    Doesn't Lowe's have a 'ship to store' thing? You might be able to get it online and have it shipped there. I had to hunt for mine, the guy that was working there didn't even know about them!
     
  7. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Im with you, Sara. I love the wafer!! It's right on and not that expensive. It's around $20 and you don't have to deal with searching endlessly for a water heater thermostat that goes down to 90.
     
  8. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both home depots by me have the water heater thermostat...I'm using in mine right now...3F spread, that's it! $8 @ home depot in the same isle as the water heaters. If you get one look at how i placed mine on my "1st incubation" page. It made a BIG difference.
     
  9. ladrifter

    ladrifter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    zoo med makes a thermostat that i use stays within 1* it is reptitemp 500r
     
  10. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    Go to www.gqfmfg.com and search for part # 1715 incubator thermostat with ether wafer for $16.98
     

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