Need help with thermostat PLEASE!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mandelaykay, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. mandelaykay

    mandelaykay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2011
    Southern maine
    I decided to give a try at a home made bator. I have styrofoam cooler with a pc fan 60 watt bulp and a water heater thermostat. The bulb will get up to temp very quickly but then the thermostat turns off and does not turn on again until the temp is almost 10 degrees cooler. The thermostat is right beside the bulb. I do not know if that is correct or not. Any one have this issue? What did you do? What has worked for you? I have eggs coming next week and need another bator. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    You want the flat side of the thermostat turned facing the bulb. The thermostat should be about one inch from the bulb an it helps to have a fan blowing some air across them too.

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