My First Mini Fridge Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spc13b, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. spc13b

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    I am starting my first mini fridge incubator. So far all I have is the light wired up. I am not sure if where it is located is a good spot for it. The light bulb thats in it is not the one I will be using. I was just using that one to test my wiring skills. I am also going to buy a hot water heater thermostat to use for the light. Any information to help me a long with this would be greatly appriciated.

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  2. spc13b

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    Update to my mini fridge incubator

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  3. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that's great! I use a styrofoam bator. Looking good! ;)
     
  4. spc13b

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    I didnt have my fans installed and I was trying to get my thermostat adjusted. I was having like 9-12 degree swing. I installed my fans yesterday and I am running 98-100. I have my thermostat installed 1.5 inched from the bulb.
     
  5. spc13b

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    I have modified my water heater thermostat like the instructions say but I am still having issues. I am going up to 100.2 F and kicking off. That is fine. It drops to around 93 F before it kicks back on. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  6. esoares495

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    Hey nice incubator I had to put my thermo stat in front of my fans I will let u know how I make out
     
  7. esoares495

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    I also ended up changing my bulbs from 75 watts to 40 watts that seemed to help with keeping the temp steady
     
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    How are u making out ?
     
  9. spc13b

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    I finally have it stabilized. Light on at 99.5 and light off at 100.2. I ended up installing a wafer thermostat. I was having way too much trouble with the modified hot water heater thermostat.
     
  10. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried the water heater thermostat in the mini fridge incubator, and it didnt work for me either. I had to switch to a wafer.
     

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