Home made Hatcher

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ga.chickenman, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Ga.chickenman

    Ga.chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just completed my new hatcher It's 30x30x18. I'm using 250 watt. heat lamp attached to water heater thermostat. Fan and 75 watt. bulb wired direct.It's holding temp. between 95 to 101 will this work or is ther something I can do to make it better??
    Oh yea. as close as i can figuare it cost $52.50 to build..


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  2. destinydot6

    destinydot6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ga.chickenman :

    Just completed my new hatcher It's 30x30x18. I'm using 250 watt. heat lamp attached to water heater thermostat. Fan and 75 watt. bulb wired direct.It's holding temp. between 95 to 101 will this work or is ther something I can do to make it better??


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    when you chech temps is it holding steady up top?
    or are checking all levels?(like where the trays are and at bottom)​
     
  3. Ga.chickenman

    Ga.chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now just the thermometer in the top part of the door. it clicks off @ 100' back on @ 95' I need it figuare how to get it to come on sooner.
     
  4. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ga.chickenman :

    Right now just the thermometer in the top part of the door. it clicks off @ 100' back on @ 95' I need it figuare how to get it to come on sooner.

    From what I have read you may need to put the therostat closer to the heat source, about 1-2" away and have the silver part facing the heat source. I have heard that this makes a difference.​
     
  5. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also had no luck with my hot water heater thermostat. [​IMG]
     

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