Heating Element for Home Made Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by txcarl1258, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Everyone,
    I am still new to this group and am still learning the ropes about navigating all the pages. I recently ordered plans to make an home made incubator. I am NOT handy in the least! LOL Anyway my question is how do all of you maintain the temp in your bators? I work a lot and am not always home to monitor the temp. I know the Styrofoam ones turn on and off to maintain the temp. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. 4HillsSumatras

    4HillsSumatras Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome. I have used a hot water heater thermostat from Home Depot. Got it for $9.00. They work well after you set them. You can see a pic of it on our bator page.

    I drilled holes in my 2nd one and put it back together, it works better with a smaller temp swing. I would sugguest also making a "fake egg" for an inside of egg temp inside your bator.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  4. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help everyone. My plans haven't come in the mail yet, but they should be here tomorrow. Of course now that I bought the plans the person is now selling bator kits and fully made ones! :[​IMG] Just my luck! LOL Hopefully I can put the one together and have decent hatch results.
     

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