Homemade incubator w/fogger won't hold humidity

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Airbus, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Airbus

    Airbus In the Brooder

    Jan 22, 2016
    Bradford County PA
    I'm almost completed building a homemade over engineered incubator. Auto Turner, digital thermostat with heating rods instead of light bulbs, LED lights thermostat controlled fogger and fan to pump in humidity. Water resivor, second tank for auto fill float with fogger. It was fun. I digress...

    My issue is its not holding humidity higher the 25% even with the fogger constantly pumping in humidity. My incubator is built with wood core I'm wondering if it's absorbing it as fast as its going in? Is there a safe paint or sealant to use? I have 1/2 inch reflective insulation on exterior followed by 2 inch insulation all sealed. Holds temp amazing

    Has anyone had this issue will the issue solve itself after a day of running my test was 3 hrs. Temp held in 15 mins.




  2. itsjustferkicks

    itsjustferkicks Hatching

    Apr 16, 2015
    It very well could be the wood. I would think using wood might also lead to bacterial problems being hard to really clean and disinfect. At most home improvement places they sell sheets of plastic wall covering, washable, water proof t etc. That might be a good option to line your incubator in.
  3. JetCat

    JetCat Songster

    Oct 26, 2015
    Southeast Alabama
    did you seal the wood? of not it will absorb the moisture which can lead to problems as stated above, you need to seal it, a good lacquer sanding sealer and then a top coat or you can paint it.

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