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Modifying my Hovabator....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Grog, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Grog

    Grog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can i remove the CRAPPY thermostat that comes with it and wire in a digital? And will it actually work better? Oh my incubator is still air.
     
  2. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I dont know why you couldn't I will say this, if you mess with electrical devices you increase the risk of it starting a fire since it was designed to operate with the included equipment
     
  3. scoopy82

    scoopy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you work out how to do it - please PLEASE let me know how! My hovabator has a been rather naughty this hatch with temp swings of 4 degrees (98 to 102 spose isn't too bad but I read people having .2 of a swing and want me some of that!) and I have a digital thermostat that is way more reliable. I could plug the bator straight into that but then as the heat goes on and off - so would the fan and I dont think that is ideal. Hope you work it out [​IMG]
     
  4. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I am using a Janoel JN8-48 and my temps only vary .2-.4 degrees and its usually lower not higher.
     
  5. Grog

    Grog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:In what Bator? remember I am using a still air.
     
  6. Grog

    Grog Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:you have to wire the fan out of the thersotat loop. then it will stay on all the time.

    I did find several thermos on Ebay just now plus a great kit to make a incubator

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/IncuKit-4-C...t=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item84b873278f

    is the link for the kit

    But for 100$ you can buy a Octagon 20 Eco. A Ranco ETC111000 is a good option too and runs not prewired only 60$. A Computer fan is maybe 5$ and a cable for that can be found for .50$ at Goodwill
     
  8. Grog

    Grog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes but i am after 40+ eggs at a time
     
  9. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Grog

    Grog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:All of the ones I can find are for 220v not 120v [​IMG]
     

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