New home made incubator - set eggs - now trouble shooting issues : (

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by midget_farms, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I lightened the turner board in my HUGE home built bator so I would have good air flow.

    Now 24 hrs into the very first set it has bowed under the weight of the eggs to the point that I cant turn the eggs w/o opening the bator. [​IMG]

    I need a way to strengthen this thing w/o closing all the air space.

    Maybe I can find some 1/4 angle iron & screw it along the edge?

    what should I do?

    Here is what it looked like after I cut the center out.

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  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    2x4 or 2x6 down the middle under it so it looks like a T from the end.
     
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I got it. Whew:D

    3/4 angle iron diagonal across the bottom.

    no pics but its solid now.
     
  4. Cranman

    Cranman Out Of The Brooder

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    Gosh how many eggs did you set?
     
  5. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Quote:5 dozen - the angle iron was the smallest one they had at ACE. I grabbed a hand full of the self tapping screws & just punched though the wood frame into the angle.

    Solid as a rock now!
     

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