Need some DIY Bator Help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flawedatdesign, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay folks I'm having issues with the Temp on the last shelf of the bator. I'm running 2 lights only 1 pictured here.

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    Temp is reaching close to 120 on the bottom shelf. Of course thats where all the stuff is hanging.


    The 3 shelves above are staying steady at 100. Any thoughts?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Its really hard to say without an overview picture.

    Its also hard to a tall multi shelf incubator an get heat even.

    From what I can tell your heat an thermostat is where you are reading 120. That means the thermostat is set at 120. The thermostat needs to be set at 100 an cold spots then need to be fixed with adjusting air circulation.

    The heat off that bulb is also coming strait up off that bulb so you may need to cover the whole bottom shelf with foil an set the fans up to push the heat back an up the back wall.
     
  3. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I was actually in the process of doing. Took a look at a few on the DIY bators page. I'm going to lower the lights and put a shield in then push it up the back wall like you said.
     
  4. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well got it re worked it is now pushing the warm air up the back wall. Got 36 eggs today have 4 days to get it right..
     
  5. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how about adding a small fan, like from an old computer? would circulate the air... [​IMG]
     
  6. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has 2 fans. The bigger one pushing the air to the back towards the smaller one that is pushing it up. Can't find my phone or I would take pics.
     

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