Homemade incubator, thermostat questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JenniferJoIN, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been getting supplies ready for my incubator, but I can't find a water heater thermostat for 110V outlets.

    Where did you guys get yours and how much was it?
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I bought mine from lowes it ran around $9.
     
  3. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And it was for a 110V power supply?

    We were at Lowes yesterday and didn't see any for less than $12.00, but there were slim pickins.
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    My lowes had two boxes one for the lower element which I believe it the one you want and then they had the upper element which is a higher wattage.
    So the lower one is the one you want I ask the guy to make sure. I took a picture too with me that Missprissy had posted in her post.
     
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    It's the one that sells for less than $10. Someone posted recently the picture and the sku from Lowes...if you do a search on thermostat and lowes you should get a hit.
     
  6. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It figures that I missed that post!

    I will do a quick scan and see if I can turn something up.

    Thanks arlee and Poison!
     
  7. SugarLandChickenMan

    SugarLandChickenMan Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Is there any possibility of posting all of your components after successfully getting your incubator up? I am debating whether to start with eggs or wait until Spring when the feed stores are stocked with chicks.

    thanks!
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Quote:Is there any possibility of posting all of your components after successfully getting your incubator up? I am debating whether to start with eggs or wait until Spring when the feed stores are stocked with chicks.

    thanks!

    If you do a search and type in Chick chick bator, Missprissy you will see the list of items you need and a piture format of how to put it all together.

    Here's the link I went ahead and did the search.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8510
     
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  9. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes its the lower thermostat,I got mine at home depot for $6.99,oh is home depot only out west here??
     
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  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    $9 Lowes Item # 26359
     

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