GQF 3015 heating element help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pigfarmer, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2010
    Central Maine
    Hi all from BYC.....................

    I am currently working on a homemade cabinet incubator... using a wine fridge.
    I have most logistics worked out, just the heat element I used was too weak (come out of a styrofoam bator)
    I found out that the styrofoam bator element is only 25w, whereas the GQF 3015 element is 225w................ so I ordered 1.
    Now, I just need to know how much I can stretch the element and/or how far it needs to be stretched for proper operation.
    With the styrofoam bator, I could only get temps around 90 deg. I added a heat lamp as auxiliary heat as a test, and it did raise temps.

    So any information would be greatly appreciated.... I am trying to get this thing up and running this weekend if possible.

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