homemade incubator pics and info

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jgb111, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. jgb111

    jgb111 New Egg

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    hi i am intrested in making my own incubator but looking for some good ideas does anyone who has or had a homemade incubator have pics the only thing im strugling with is the thermostat could i use a dimmer switch or any other ideas all help appreciated thansk
     
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the wafer thermostat is the only way to go, for about $ 35 you can build a good solid incubator. this is what mine looks like Im useing now, made the box out of 1 inch plywood & it holds temp like a rock.
     
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  3. AmanaHenHouse

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    Is a wafer thermostat like the ones used on the wall for old furnaces? I like your box and would like to make one like it for lock down and hatching. also what size bulb?
     
  4. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a 40 wt. appliance bulb in mine, but you will have to experament with that to see which one works best for you.
     
  5. AmanaHenHouse

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    Thanks
     

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