How to Position a computer fan in incubator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by toto65, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. toto65

    toto65 Chirping

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    I have 2 still air incubators, a HovaBator and a LG. i was just given 2 computer fans from friend who works on computers. My question is how and where to install them in the bators. I know this information has probably been repeated several times in other threads but can't seem to find one that really shows how and where to install. Please help! [​IMG]
     
  2. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

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    I used a power supply fan in my hovabator. I determined witch way the fan was blowing and mounted the fan so it would blow against the top of the bator I remounted the guard on the fan I have so the chicks won,nt jump up into it.
     
  3. JD

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    Ditto on above and here are some pic's to help you out. I also cut a piece of fencing or hardward cloth over mine and used a power supply from an old cell phone. Hope this helps. Be sure and use some kind of spacecers so the air can circulate too. Good luck!

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  4. TyrannosaurusChix

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    mine is similar, but blowing down on the eggs. ( hot air rises) so i figured blowing it back down would be best. I also have a little more room in between the top and the fan. Personal preference for the type or powering of the fan. i also strung my wires for permanent coming out the side throught he factory power wire groove, just taped it to the other wires inside.
     
  5. JD

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    Well I always seen here it was better not to blow down on eggs, as you said your own preference. I was just giving her an idea on what she can do by the pics. Mine has always work outstanding and had good hatches.
     
  6. toto65

    toto65 Chirping

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    Thanks to all. this was just the kind of information I was looking for. I have a power source from an old computer which means that I can plug in as many or as few fans as I need. [​IMG]
     

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