I'm Building an Incubator - please don't bother asking permission to laugh at me

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  1. DwayneNLiz

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    So I have been hemming and hawing about this for awhile. I am sure my friends over at are sick of hearing about it. I was borrowing an incubator from my neighbor for the Spring HAL and hatched out a measly 7 eggs out of 42, daycare had another 12 set, and they hatched none. I was supposed to give the bator back after that but kept it for an extra 4 weeks and threw some polish eggs and joined the May HAL. None hatched. Luckily by being involved with this Hatchalong I was able to enter the contests associated with it and won some incubator parts.

    Thanks to @Sally Sunshine for the ongoing encouragement, and to @Chaos18 for those pieces he donated I am building an incubator. [​IMG] What have i gotten myself into

    This will take awhile, I am a PROcrastinator to say the least. I also don't have a lot of down time to devote to it. It will take many evenings, weekends and even more adult beverages. We will see.



    So here it is so far:

    pieces from Chaos, thanks Chaos
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    and my progress so far, lol

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    So I have most of the pieces. Th turner arrived from Hong Kong, need to figure out how to put it together.
    I need to find an AC adapter, and buy two 40w light bulbs. Someone is giving me some plexiglass for the lid
    I can't find my soldering iron so will need to get another one of those as well

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    luckily i broke one of the coolers a few years ago and my hubby refuses to throw it away, i have commandeered it for this project :) yay me!

    I'm already overwhelmed
     
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  2. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
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    Now I need to tag @BantyChooks and put the wiring images in too
     
  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Go Habs Go Premium Member

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    Can't wait to see how this turns out!! :highfive:
     
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  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Go Habs Go Premium Member

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    And there's no reason to be overwhelmed, you are overthinking it! If you can wire a house, you can wire this. Just watch Rush Lane Poultry's videos again and again and again, that's what I did and it all fell into place after that. I also suggest drawing how it all goes together a few times, that works wonders for self confidence.
     
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    i'll get there, just need time too
     
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    i still feel like i am missing parts for it, besides the known missing pieces
     
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    So this is from HK and did not come with instructions

    [​IMG] any ideas?
     
  10. Chaos18

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    Slowly Losing it......
    Heckler & Koch?
     
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