Heat Source Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lextextrapper, May 13, 2009.

  1. Lextextrapper

    Lextextrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm building my own cabinet style incubator and have run into a little self inflicted problem. I planned on finishing the incubator on Monday and my heat element never showed up. Yesterday my eggs arrived in the mail and still no heat element. I called GQF this morning and they still haven't even shipped my order. Can I just wire in a lamp to use as a heat source? If so, what type and what wattage should I use?

    Thanks,
    Ricky
     
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Depends on how big your incubator is. My Top-Hatch runs with a 60 watt bulb (one of the little ones).
     
  3. RevaVirginia

    RevaVirginia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a search on Chic Chick Bator

    that should go a long way in considerations you should be thinking about....
     
  4. Lextextrapper

    Lextextrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's 3' tall, 15-1/2" wide and about 16" deep.
     
  5. killer

    killer Chillin' With My Peeps

    i got one that size and use two 100 watt light bulds in it.
     
  6. Lextextrapper

    Lextextrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, any other suggestions on heat elements?
     

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