inexpensive fan ideas?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alpinefarm, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. alpinefarm

    alpinefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where to find a small, electric fan for a styrofoam cooler ASAP?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In an old PC.

    Radio shack has a small one for about $5 if you are lucky enough to find one still in stock.

    Also check ebay.

    Look at your local used computer/repair places too.
     
  3. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    also Check at yard and garage sales in the summer, well maybe even some going on in the warmer states now, even flea markets, if your lucky maybe you'll find one for a buck or less.

    Charlie
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I got mine on ebay, I'll find the link for you. I think it was about $4 with shipping.

    here ya go http://cgi.ebay.com/PC-CASE-SLOT-CPU-HDD-VIDEO-CARD-COOLER-BLOWER-FAN_W0QQitemZ150321203821QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item150321203821&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1199%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

    It's
    $3.28 BIN with free shipping. This one has the blower on the end of it, so you'll need to mount it to the top of the bator, with the 'sucker' facing the bottom.
     
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  5. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You mean outside of the bator? It's not supposed to draw in air, just circulate, right MissPrissy?
     
  6. alpinefarm

    alpinefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm trying to increase the oxygen level inside my little giant and circulate the heat, as well, with the goal of keeping the air temp more even, as I've had some so-so hatches. Trying to improve my odds!
    Thanks for the ideas. I've got to find something today and don't think I want to rely on my ability to tinker with something at this last moment before my BC Marans eggs need to get started this afternoon!
    Maria
     

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