has anyone ever plugged their incubator into a thermostat?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mom 2em All, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    I have this:

    http://www.bigappleherp.com/BAH-1000-Thermostat

    and I could easily set it to be 102 degrees at the top of my eggs (still-air incubator) and plug the incubator into that, and tada!!!! no more fear of crazy temperature spikes!

    Sound like a good idea? OR If someone has a reason why it would not be a good idea, because basically I have no idea what I am talking about, please let me know.
     
  2. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would plug your heating element into this product andput the heat probe in your incubator....it would work however I would play with it, recording temps for 2 days prior to setting eggs in to incubate. That way you would know more how it will react when using it. The problem you will have is the temp swing. Other words it might turn on at 96 and off at 105...Call them and ask whats there tolerances. You are on the right track however if you are thinking of a homemade unit..... JMO.
    The waffer system as been used for many many years successfully too, it's our modern age of electronics that make us think there is a better mouse trap out there to make our lives simpler. Remeber your little incubator is so small that it's volume of ait alone makes it fluctuate the temp....just think of the heat loss when you remove the top for only seconds.....happy hatching.....read our thread on temperature/humidity
     

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