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MY new homemade incubator set-up PICs Added

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quintinp, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this isn't really gonna be my incubator, i just wanted to see how the thermostat would hold up in a rubbermaid tub,,,,,,,,,, i am gonna put another bulb in the other socket, and put this heat source in a MINI fridge bator and so far the temp has been ROCK SOLID in this rubbermaid tub, just like my other incubator the temp stays at 100.4 here are the pics [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] here is my little test run of the thermostat and light bulb with the desk fan,,,, P.S. the thermostat has holes drilled in it, i found out how, a long time ago,,, by searching through the homemade incubator section of the BYC
     
  2. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello
     
  3. jfulcher

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    Nice
     
  4. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my bator to go to 100.6
     
  5. Orange Ribbon

    Orange Ribbon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Quintin, that is something how that thing is holding temperature so well. I bet you could make an incubator out of shoe box and get it to work good. [​IMG]

    I sure appreciate the advice you gave me the other day. You have helped creat a monster. I just got done with my second fridge incubator today. It is staying within a degree, but I need to move it up to the house to get it at the right temperature. My shop is super hot during the day and the temp is staying at 97.5, but at night the shop cools way down and the incubator temp goes down a couple degrees and hangs out there until it warms back up again. Yeah, I know I need to get it up to 99.5, but I'll get it set when I get it up to the house. I need to get an egg turner for it first. Will be using an LG egg turner. This fridge is a little smaller inside than my other so I'll have to cut one section of the egg turner off so it will fit.

    I'm having fun making these incubators. I am going to latch onto every little broken down fridge I can get my hands on and make some more. Maybe I can sell a few on Craigslist.

    I also have a couple of big upright freezers I used to use for taxidermy, but I had to give it up for health reasons. Might just make a great big incubator out of one of those babies. It would probably take more than a light bulb to heat it up, wouldn't you think? [​IMG]

    I should be ready to try out some eggs real soon. I want to experiment with the humidity a little more by trying out different sized water pans so I know what it takes before hand to get it where it needs to be. I don't want to be constantly opening the door to add sponges, paper towels or another pan to get it up during lockdown. I do have a tube running into it from outside too.

    Thanks for showing the Rubber Maid experiment.
     
  6. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the down side to the rubbermaid tote is they just aren't as efficient as something with a bit more insulation.

    I'm looking at going with something like a mini fridge. I'm tossing around as I have a line on an old portable dishwasher going that route also.
     
  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah this rubbermaid isn't gonna be my incubator, i said i was gonna use a mini fridge, although this rubbermaid tub is in my kitchen and in there the temps go wild because of there being a door in kitchen, but even my rubbermaid incubator EXPERIMENT went really well, it is because i drilled the holes into the thermostat though, i will send you guys a link if you need to to get to youtube
     
  8. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm using the cheaper brand of tote as an incubator. Holding temp great and Humidity. and holding 32 eggs so I can't complain really I just plan on making one a bit more efficient as my house is only so big or I'd build a freezer bator tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  9. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is another link
     

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