heat element from LG in homemade bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kvmommy, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    So I'm about done with my LG, I just my last temp spike and drop..if my eggs hatch I'll be surprised. But I was wondering, can I use the heat element from the LG and couple it with a good thermostat, and put it in a new cabinet or something...will it work or will I have the same problems? Or will it cause new problems? Anyone done this?
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Do you have your incubator plugged into a surge protector? Maybe that is what is causing the heat spikes. Otherwise, I would say the element is not what is causing it. The thermostat is what allows it to heat up. (I'm not an electrician, it's just a thought)

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by