Has anyone used this programmable thermostat?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. bigkford

    bigkford Songster

    425
    1
    129
    Apr 20, 2009
    I have the same one in all three of my homemade bators. But you can pick them up at the hardware store for half that amount and have sooner.
     
  2. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

    1,035
    18
    161
    Mar 27, 2009
    GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
    Well the water heater thermostat is not the answer. They have way too wide a temperature range for an incubator. They cost about $10 and you can get a wafer system INCUBATOR THERMOSTAT for $20. What kind of thermostat do you have now? If you have a wafer system you might just need a new wafer which is $6.
     
  3. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

    1,472
    25
    184
    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Quote:"Programmable Thermostat" ???

    Another twist to disguise regular water heater thermostat.

    If you insist on cheapness and wide temperature swings you can get water heater thermostat like this in Lows for 7 bucks no waiting or shipping cost.
     
  4. Quote:Hmmmm...good to know, thanks!
     
  5. Quote:That's a water heater thermostat? Hmmmm....it's a wafer but it's a new incubator...it has not even been used yet because I cannot get it to hold a steady temp. My other two bators in the same room are doing just fine, though...
     
  6. Quote:"Programmable Thermostat" ???

    Another twist to disguise regular water heater thermostat.

    If you insist on cheapness and wide temperature swings you can get water heater thermostat like this in Lows for 7 bucks no waiting or shipping cost.

    Thanks for the info!
     
  7. monster1

    monster1 Songster

    Quote:times 1000! i tried on of these and the swing was too great. i bought a wafer thermostat and got it dialed in and my temps have been a constant 99.5 degrees. can't ask for better than right on!

    monty
     
  8. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

    1,035
    18
    161
    Mar 27, 2009
    GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
    Quote:That's a water heater thermostat? Hmmmm....it's a wafer but it's a new incubator...it has not even been used yet because I cannot get it to hold a steady temp. My other two bators in the same room are doing just fine, though...

    Have you checked to make sure the stem is screwed in the wafer tight?
     
  9. DulcyDoll

    DulcyDoll Songster

    287
    0
    129
    Sep 11, 2008
    Baltimore, MD
    I am using a water heater thermostat with no problems. Swings are only about .3-.6 degrees either way. My LG has worse temp swings!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: