Miss Prissy Help please another homemade bator...maybe

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvzmybabz, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Songster

    657
    1
    151
    Oct 11, 2007
    I am thinking about a new homemade mini bator Probably 2 or 3 eggs only. I was in a thrift store today and found a baby wipey warmer I plugged it in and put the thermometer in it to test It got too hot question I have is if it will hold a constant temp if I put a dimmer in line should it lower temp?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    24,434
    65
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I don't know for sure but I don't think a dimmer would work. It might be interesting to see if a thermostat would regulate it off and on to control the heat but I am not sure if the heating element is on amp or voltage. If it is voltage regulated a rheostat might would work better. Check ebay. Someone posted a few that were inexpensive last week.

    Redneck? Aran? Anyone?
     
  3. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Songster

    810
    0
    149
    Oct 21, 2007
    usa
    hotwater heater thermostat will work .most dimmer switches are the same as a reastat.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2007

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: