new mini fridge bator finally dialed in!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EAST TEXAROO, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. EAST TEXAROO

    EAST TEXAROO In the Brooder

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    ok about a month ago I built a bator out of a mini fridge. The temp swings were crazy. 1 rack would be 100 the rack below it mayby 4 inches would be 96. So I fooled around and finally added another light. Now I have 2 100w lights in my bator, 1 top 1 bottom, 2 4in 12vdc computer fans and the temp swing is less than 1/2 degree throughout the complete bator. 1st batch of eggs had a 100% hatch rate, 48 eggs 48 chicks, My wife and kids were amazed.
     
  2. lavacaw

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    Absolutely Awesome!!! Congratulations on a job well done!
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  3. trilyn

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    Oooh, post your plans-that sounds like something I'd like! Pleeeeaasee!! lol [​IMG]
     
  4. journey's end

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    Can you post pics? I have an old mini fridge that I want to convert too.
     
  5. EAST TEXAROO

    EAST TEXAROO In the Brooder

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    journey's end :

    Can you post pics? I have an old mini fridge that I want to convert too.

    I will try to post pics in the morning when my pc runs at its best. The afternoons is slow as incubating a batch of eggs.[​IMG]
     
  6. fishman65

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    pics please. I have a dorm fridge that i wanna tinker with. PLEASE!!![​IMG]
     
  7. Buster52

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    I'm subscribing to this one!
     
  8. Pics and details Please!!!

    I'm looking at turning a wine cooler (not working well - nobody panic over loss of good wine cooler [​IMG] ) into a hatcher.
     
  9. EAST TEXAROO

    EAST TEXAROO In the Brooder

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    opened new thread with pics
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    Last edited: Aug 11, 2009
  10. toxo

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    journey's end :

    Can you post pics? I have an old mini fridge that I want to convert too.

    Great job TEXAROO. Brilliant result. You can't get better than 100%

    journey' end
    I'm building a cooler bator. You might get some ideas from my BYC page.​
     

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