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incubator thermostat

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by harris farm, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. harris farm

    harris farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im building an incubator and using a hot water heater thermostat . It is ranging in temp from 94 degrees to 101. This cant be good. The bator is for lock down only not the whole incubating period. Can I adjust the stat, if not, what is the best thermostat to use?
     
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it has a adjustment on the side of it, but it needs to be placed very close to the light bulb like with-en a inch or two, with the metal side facing the light, just done this to mine & its varying 1&1\\2 deg., it works very well, try this & see if it don't work better for you.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010
  3. harris farm

    harris farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it was really close but i moved it when i installed the fan thinking it would help but it was worse. i will try close again.
     
  4. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have a fan in your bator?
     

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