Good Temperature controller?

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  1. Quailer21

    Quailer21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are there any good temperature controllers for a homemade incubator?
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    The wafer thermostat is a nice unit, about $26 with shipping. http://www.ebay.com/itm/GQF-Manufac...402?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item589c4de412

    And then you can use hot water heater thermostats. There are several threads about placement and even how/where to drill holes into it to improve the on/off temp range. People have used these inexpensive units with excellent results. You can pick up one ofthose at your local box store like Home Depot for about $9. I actually have one for sale, will ship for $7 if your interested.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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    wantedman66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still stick by the hot water sfat never had prob is long as you drill it and place it correctly,it is just as accurate as any other
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    do you only use one light bulb? we use two, what happens if one blows? you lost your hatch and sometimes we hatch expensive eggs, a hot water heater thermostat would never work in our situation it only works of one light source. But I am glad it works for you!
     
  6. wantedman66

    wantedman66 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never encountered that prob but you could wire it to two bulbs if you are concerned. about 1 blowing out!
     

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