Heatsink Question. What to use?

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

  1. REPO

    REPO Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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    water is one of the best when looking for thermal mass.
     

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