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Incubator with a hot water thermostat question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CrazyFarmHusband, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. CrazyFarmHusband

    CrazyFarmHusband Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been reading that alot of you on the site are using hot water heater thermostats. I have a question about that. Does it make a difference that it shuts down for 10 degrees before it comes back up. Another words my incubator gets to 100 degrees shuts down till the tempature hits 90 degrees then comes back on. It does not take along time but was wondering if that drop will cause any problems.


    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. thumbless

    thumbless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used that with mine (the one I built) I had one good hatch, and one bad one.

    I don't use mine now.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Assuming you are using a light for heat...

    If you put the thermostat an light on one end real close together it will get rid of that issue. Say something like 2 inches from each other with the flat side of the thermostat aimed at the light.
     
  4. CrazyFarmHusband

    CrazyFarmHusband Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah their pretty close together now Just trying to find out if anyone else has the same set up and any problems. Incubator is in lock down mode and hoping everything will be fine.
     

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