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HELP WITH CABINET INCUBATOR!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by badwhiskey, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have built one the size of a sportsman...I want to use a incu Kit but thinking lightbulbs...if I did bulbs how many watts would I need??
     
  2. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice work. Not so crazy about the color. 250 to 300 watts should work well. You may have difficulty getting a uniform temp top to bottom because the incubator is tall. If so you may need a larger , higher volume fan or multiple fans.
     
  4. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatch craft the color is my hometown football teams color...pumpkin orange [​IMG]
     
  5. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would bulbs top and bottom work or should I go with Gqf heating element or two
     
  6. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The color choice make prefect sense now. If there is adequate air flow, there should be no need to split the heating elements top and bottom.
    The GQF type coil heaters work well. They are only 225 watts . I think you could snip off a 1/2 of the compressed coil and bump the wattage up a little. I don't have much experience using light bulbs, but they may be a good choice in this application,being easier to adjusting the overall wattage .
     
  7. badwhiskey

    badwhiskey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Air holes behind fan
     

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