Help with incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by natalie1136, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. natalie1136

    natalie1136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby is building an incubator out of an old dishwasher. Does anyone know how to hook up the heating element. does any body know the wiring schematics on a double pronged heating element.

    Thanks for any help you can give. Nataile
     
  2. grundail01

    grundail01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is an interesting idea of using a dishwasher, I'd love to know how it turns out.
    Alex
     
  3. kartking22

    kartking22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting idea. I'll try to help as much as possible. The first step is to have an enclosed area to retain the heat. I am assuming that this part is covered. Second is to have a heat source. This too is covered. Third is to maintain a constant heat at 99.5 to 100.5 degrees and a humidity according to what you are hatching. This is where the problem comes in. He needs to control the temperature somehow so you don't end up with a bunch of boiled eggs for his lunchbox. The humidity part is easily done with water in a bowl or bowls and does need to be monitered by some sort of hygrometer. Please check on humidity levels for what you are hatching. LOL a dishwasher?.... An old refrigerator would have been my choice of appliance retrofit.
     
  4. natalie1136

    natalie1136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll keep you posted on the progress. He's stumped on the heating element. He's pretty inventive though. I'm sure he'll figure it out.

    Nataile
     
  5. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
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