homemade bator question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Indianaquail, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Indianaquail

    Indianaquail New Egg

    Mar 24, 2011
    hi yall im working on a cabinet incubator and i was wondering i have a old hovabator that i have used many times then let someone borrow it and well they busted the styrafoam i was wondering if any one thought the heathing element and wafer thermostat would get hot enought in a cabinet incubator ill have a fan in it and itll be two trays and a hatching tray let me know what everyone thinks ad feel free to give suggestions thanks
  2. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2009
    Carlsbad, CA
    I have no idea really.
    The thermostat would probably do fine, but you'd probably need a larger heating element.
  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    it kina depends on how large your cabinet bator is gqf sportsman runs about 220 watts a hova bator is 23.5 watts
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Size is everything. You can use the hovabator system and splice in another heating element or light bulb if needing more.
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    It cant really handle anything much bigger. The wafer thermostats can handle just over 3000 watts at 110 volts if I remember correctly so adding a little more power threw it is not a safety issue.
  6. Indianaquail

    Indianaquail New Egg

    Mar 24, 2011
    thanks alot guys i believe im gonna but a larger heating element and just use the wafer thermostat i no alot of people dnt care for em but i love em ive have great luck with em. the cabinet incubator is about 36 inches tall and 26 wide its gonna be 2 turning trays and one hatching tray anybody got any suggestions on heating elements

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