Look what I found at a auction....small home made bator

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 92caddy, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
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    I got it at Jackson Livestock auction in DeGraff OH. I pd less then 5.00 for it. Im having trouble keeping the temp right with it, it keeps going up to 110 or higher, cant get it to go lower. Im thinking a smaller wat bulb.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Nice find!! [​IMG]
     
  3. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great find and i think you may be right about the bulbs
     
  4. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    The 2 bulbs are 60 and 52 watts. I never heard of a 52 watt before. The wafer, I dont see a need for it, cause you either turn it to where its on or off. I had the vent holes open and made the temp go up, so I even opened the top a bit and the temp still stayed up.

    I'll just have to mess with it for awhile to figure it out. It had some eggs shell pieces and poo in it, so they must have had some hatch in it.

    Someone spent some time making it. It looks like brand new.

    It would be great for in a class room for a class room hatch project.
     
  5. bockbock2008

    bockbock2008 Why do they call me crazy??

    Dec 30, 2008
    Southwest Indiana
    Hey Ed!!! I haven't heard form you in a while! Nice find on the incubator. I hope you can get it regulated. You definately won't have a problem watching them hatch in there [​IMG]
     
  6. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    I'd move the thermostat closer to the light source. That's a change we made after I asked on here and worked great
     
  7. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Wolf---Never thought about moving that, Thanks.

    bock-----I havent been on here near what I used to be.
     
  8. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    You would think that opening the vents up would help to cool it down.
     
  9. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh how VERY cool. I love finding bargains, but when they're hard to find items it's even better!

    That one deserves a happy dance! [​IMG]
     
  10. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I love it, I dont need it, I already have 8 or so bators I dont use now. I guess Im a bator hoarder.
     

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