How do ya steady temps

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bhazell123, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okies well I'm making an incubator and my temps are ranging from 86 to 106 I was wandering how to keep it up at wat it is supposed to be I have a ziploc of water on the bottom and a shot glass of water in the corner and I'm using a hot water heater thermostat please help any ideas ?? 
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Hot water thermostats don't work because the variance is so great that the plus and minus 6 or so degrees (which is usual for a hot water thermometer) is way to much of a temperature swing.
     
  3. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which would ya suggest ?
     
  4. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For under 500 watts, I'd suggest the Reptitemp500. Keeps my temps within a degree and it is plug and play. 25 bucks online right now.
     
  5. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mm thanks I'll have too look into that lol will it attach to my Livy like my other thermostat?
     
  6. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, I have no idea what a Livy is...other than a Roman historian! XD If it is a light bulb or cermamic/wire heat source that plugs in to a standard outlet and is under 500 watts, then yes. The Repitemp actually handles two heat sources too which is nice, as I like to plug in two bulbs. [​IMG]
     

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