Heatsink Question. What to use?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by REPO, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. REPO

    REPO Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2009
    I have been thinking of adding some sort of heatsink, mounted near the light bulb to try and smooth out the temperature fluctuations a bit with my home made incubator. What works well as a heat sink? I was considering a brick or stone, as I think they would hold their heat well.

    Any thoughts on this?
  2. YeOleBroodie

    YeOleBroodie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Small jars of any type, smaller canning jars like pint or 1/2 pint sized, jars from sauce,jam, etc.
    Fill with fairly hot water and seal and pop in.

    Good luck
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  3. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Brick or stone would make an affordable heat sink for sure. I would think that bags/containers of water would work too.
  4. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2009
    water is one of the best when looking for thermal mass.

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