Miss Prissy Help please another homemade bator...maybe

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

  1. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

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