Hey All, I want to construct an "old style" wooden incubator, and I need a little help. I want to make my own nichrome heating element. Is there someone here who has done that? If so, how does one determine ohms in the coil before it's built? As far as I can tell, even 18 ga. wire ony has a resistance of .446 ohms fer foot. If I wanted 225 watts for the heater, I need something like 60 ohms of resitance. That looks like 120 ft. of wire. I know that's not right, but I'm no electrician. Can anyone help me understand the correct way to do this?