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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OzawkieBantams, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    I was bored so I made this.
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  2. tigercreek

    tigercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good idea on that egg turner!! I am making one myself and wondering about painting it? Started to, then thought about the fumes. Did you decide to leave yours raw for any special reason? Thought it would be easier to keep clean with bathroom enamel?? ....stan
     
  3. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:I did see any reason to tie it into the house. .......Lol
    i am in the proccess of tuning it in. I dont like the fact the the hot water heater thermo fluctuattes so much it goes from 101° down to 85° . To me thats abit much. Anyone else think so?
     
  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hwh thermostat has holes drilled into it, so it is great it fluctuates NONE not point of a degree, it is just awesome
     
  5. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:What brand is it?
     
  6. tigercreek

    tigercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last edited: Feb 18, 2011
  7. Pascal PicklePants

    Pascal PicklePants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    added thermal mass will help with fluctuation. I also positioned my t-stat so that the metal back is facing the bulbs and about 3 inches away. I get temps 99.0-99.9. I also found that where I positioned the fan made a big difference in terms of localized temperatures.
    Good Luck
     
  8. Pascal PicklePants

    Pascal PicklePants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PS: Great work on the turner! i like that idea.
     
  9. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:I dont get how you did that can you help me. I moved the tstat closer but it doesnt help.
     
  10. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2010
    Ozawkie, KS
    Quote:How did you drill the holes and where.
     

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