Help with homemade bator temp control

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GoneHomeGrown2, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. GoneHomeGrown2

    GoneHomeGrown2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The water heater thermometer that I got is giving about a 10 F swing. I have a digital thermometer that gives a high and low and it is showing 93 to 102 ish. The only other thermostat controls I can find with as low as a 1 F range do not go above 90F as they are for house heat/AC control. So what have you all used ?
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    I use one in my hatcher & you have got to put it like a inch or two away from the light bulb, & mine varies maybe 2 deg. no more than that, try this & see what happens.
  3. GoneHomeGrown2

    GoneHomeGrown2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for the tip guys. I messed around with it and found just about the right spot for it. Made a big difference and now that I have put in a window, I should have the humidity under control for lockdown.
  4. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm working on my incubator and have done the same, I put the thermostat about an inch away from the heat source, in my case it is a light.

    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010

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