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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.
two Limit switches one wired n/o other n/c wired in series with a reversing starter done and simple
Hey I found a thread showing somones Home made incubator simulating a Dickey. third picture down shows a view through the back of the Bator.
Looks like the turners are attached to a single motor that pulls them down one way..... I suspect the trays are weighted the other way to lift them back up....
Ilike the design because there are doors both front and back to access individual components for maintenence. Like someone said.... simpler is better and I do agree.
I took the electrical engineering conversation to the inventions thread
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same here Deb
if you need the engine in your car pulled out no problem
i'll be rite over with the tools & the engine crane
we can do it rite in the driveway
but getting the turner to shut off then start back up when the time is rite is a tough one for me to figure out in my mind
now if i could see one then that's a different story
i know you need two "kill switches" limit switches
but hooking those little suckers up is not something i have ever done
i have rewired my whole house but that is not the same
but as El Polo said it is like a 3way switch in a hallway
but i have never needed to mix a timer in with a 3way switch
Salmon Fav getting photo bombed by White Rock! LOL
Here are the best drawings I could find for you. http://www.instructables.com/answers/how-to-reverse-the-polarity-of-a-DC-motor-using-a-/ You may need to add a pulse width modulator to slow down the movement of the actuator. If you do need one make sure to size it to your motor.
Oz I am in South central PA, about a half hr east of Hershey. As for getting rid of my flock, it was a mix of emotions. In one hand I didn't want to, but on the other hand it is a chance to have a do over and get it right this time with heritage birds and exactly the ones I want for egg color and yard ornaments. Now that I am in the North East though, I now have to find a location the city/township will allow birds. I think this is going to be much better having to start over. I get to plan and build everything with no rush except for the chicken math pushing me. Now its the planning phase of the what type of birds and size of brooder/breeding/laying pens. I would like to hatch all of them but I really don't want to buy eggs for USPS to muck up. I will probley be hitting up Sally Sunshine at some point as she is close by (About an HR I think) and I would like some Cochin, Brahma's and Silkies for some Broodies. I guess I should sit down and make my list of breeds first before I put the cart in front of the horse. OPPS to late, I gotta find a location first.
Dick Horstman is near Pitsburgh I think
he has a great heritage starter set
single and rose comb RIR
silver penciled rocks
silver and red dorkings
gold laced cochins
silver laced wyandottes
worth a drive
he takes a bit to contact and his birds/eggs get sold out fast but getting on the list is a good move
Thanks Oz, there's a few on that list I may look into. I have a ways to go before I can actually add the Chicken... Kinda like making a dish. First I have to select the kitchen (land), then the pot (coup,brooder, pens,run), then the recepie (what chickens), then the cooking starts (BATOR). In time it will come to gether, My biggest problem is not getting ahead of the plan. Have to keep telling myself to take it 1 step at a time. I SOOO want it to be done yesterday.