how does it work or hmmmmm

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdBoy88, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    i'm going to be useing a hot water heater thermastat for my incubator


    once you hook it up to the bulb an stuff how do you work it? or instructions come wit it? [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'm not sure but the only hot water heaters I was able to find didn't go low enough in temps.
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I got better results from my first homemade bator using a dimmer switch cord. On the second one I couldn't get the hot water heater element to keep temps on the low side it wanted to go to high. I had it as turned all the way to the lowest setting. That's when I bought a real incubator. But I do still use the one I made with the dimmer cord as a hatcher sometimes.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The water heater thermostat has a wide swing so it's hard to tweak the temps properly. I just use a wafer thermostat I bought at a feedstore that has some incubator parts. Works well.
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I used a water heater thermostat in mine.
    The range is from 90-150 degrees, after i got it dialed in it keeps temp between 98.8 -100.4 consitantly.

    It took several hours to dial it in properly.
     
  6. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    ohhhh so the ones you guys use can you post a pics so i can see what it looks like an get an idea of what to look for cuz this thermastat stuff is madning to me....lol


    i have everything i need but my parents got the wrong thermastat so i had to take it back an now i'm not sure what to get
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Item # 26359 at Lowes [​IMG]
     
  8. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Thanks you've been big help for me [​IMG]
     

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