Incubator Wireing question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bil, May 13, 2010.

  1. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Cottage Grove, OR
    I think this might be the correct place if not, feel free to move.

    I'm building a larger incubator out of an old dorm fridge. I'm using a wafer thermostat and a 25-watt heating element.

    Here's how I have it wired:

    (the blue wire from the heating element is connected to the blue wire on the thermostat. The hot is connected to the white on the thermostat. The neutral is connected to the black on the heating element.)

    It seems to be heating but I wanted to make sure I didn't do it backwards, and have the heating element before the thermostat.

    Any suggestions would be helpful.


  2. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    that should be working you can break either wire and it will work they don,t really give off a lot of heat

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