My Incubator ( first topic )

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Incubator, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Incubator

    Incubator In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2009

    im new to this forum and im making an incubator ..

    the problem is i don't know what kind of thermostats should i use ??

    some people used an water heater thermostat that cost 8$ and some used an expensive thermostat

    whats the difference bettween them ? does the water heater thermostat work fine ?

    and sorry for my bad english ( im arabian )

    and im sorry if this question is asked before ..

    waiting for your answers and waiting for you to accept me as a friend of yours [​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I haven't built one, but there are a lot of builders on here. Have you tried to search for building homemade incubators?

    Mine all have the wafer and work just fine. I don't think the water heater ones work that well. They are harder to work with. I would go with the wafer. Electronic ones are better but they are costly.
  3. Incubator

    Incubator In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2009
    Thanks for answering me [​IMG]
    i searched and entered over 100 sites with how to make an incubator
    i know how to make one but as i said im having problems deciding wich kind of thermostat to use
    and you answered me to use an wafer thermostat , thanks ..
    waiting for other opinions [​IMG]
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    [​IMG] This place rocksss..... I agree I have heard the wafers work better and seem to be more accurate... That is what I will be using...
  5. Incubator

    Incubator In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2009
    thank you guys . i think i will be using an wafer thermostat
    but the problem is i live in an arab country .. arabs ar stupid !!
    they dont have any kind of thermostats . i think im going to use ebay !
    imagine that i went to 10 different electronic fixing shops who fix water heater asking for a thermostat .. and no one even seem understanding what i want !! **** !
    i feel like im the smartest arabian [​IMG] !
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    A wafer thermostat is the simplest to use. If you can get one do it. If not a water heater thermostat works. You just need to understand that placement is important. You need the thermostat really close to the light bulb. You set the thermostat to come on at around 99*F then (after it warms up) move the thermostat closer an closer to the bulb till it kicks off at the temp you want.(about 101*F)
  7. Incubator

    Incubator In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2009
    thank you for your comment .. but the correct place is in front of the fan ..
    because there is 2 kinds of heat .. i know their name in arabic but im going to discribe them
    first :
    a heat that is from the light .. like the heat from the sun .. can pass throgh glass
    second :
    is heat carried by air .. and it cant go throgh glass

    the thermostat most be placed near the second kind of heat


    off topic :

    and this kind of heat that cause global warming .. because the first kind of heat ( sun light ) pass through the atmosphere and turn into the second kind and cant pass out ..
    sorry for my bad english again [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2009
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Because water heater thermostats are slow to kick off, by being close to the light an absorbing both kinds of heat the thermostat will kick off faster making it act more sensitive than it actually is.
  9. Incubator

    Incubator In the Brooder

    Oct 8, 2009
    but it will make a false temp .. because it will take the two kinds of heat and the eggs will take one kind .. but if you are going to put an thermometer near the eggs and figure out the correct tempreture you will be fine .. thanks a lot guys .. you gave me a lot of information .. and if any buddy wants to add more info ill be gratefull
  10. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Songster

    Ha-Ha! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    YOU must be a VERY SMART Arab, I went to school (college) with an Arab with the last name of Alireza, who was quite intelligent! He was for some time (later) an Ambassador to Egypt and also very heavily involved in International Commerce.

    Ha-Ha..IF you are smarter than HIM, You are SMART!! [​IMG]

    (Just having a little bit of FUN! No Offense Intended!) [​IMG]

    The "wafer-thermostats work good when adjusted correctly and then "left-lone". The water-heater thermostats work good too (from what I've seen here on BYC), but might take a little more adjustment to function correctly.

    IF you take your temperature AT THE EGG, and put the thermostat nearer the heat source, your thermostat will "cycle" on and off more often, yet your temperature AT THE EGG will fluctuate LESS.

    just one more opinion.........

    WELCOME to "Backyard Chickens" !!! [​IMG]

    I'm sure you will build a FINE INCUBATOR! [​IMG]

    just my 2 pennies worth,
    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]

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