Old bator tore down New one going together(pics)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flawedatdesign, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay working all night on the new bator need it ready by next week. Now I know why I had trouble in the old one looking forward to a better hatch rate [​IMG]
     
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  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    POst pictures
     
  3. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the front or back depending on how you look at it.

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    This is the mock up of the bottom for the heat etc etc.

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    Then the door side

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    It's 15"x15" on the inside and 30" Tall.

    It was a stack able particle board shelf piece. I took the shelf out of the middle to make the door.

    Hinges handle and magnetic closures are from an old entertainment center

    I had the light fixtures from some reptile lights that someone gave me. One was in my tote bator.

    Lowe's cheap Water Heater T-stat

    The glass came from an old 16 gallon tank. I slit it apart and used the frame to help hold it in place.

    The racks are held in place by wood screws. Wire is from an old cage I had sitting in the yard.

    Only have 1 bulb in as I have blown all the others by knocking them off the brooder.

    Still a work in progress. It's all Mocked up. I still need to seal the door and adjust the temp out.

    I'll install vents as soon as I figure out what I'm going to use. Was going to originally set it up to try and hold 180 eggs but decided to go with 144 gives me a bit more room on the bottom.
     
  4. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its 15x15 you can fit a LG or GQF turner in there.
     
  5. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well don't have those laying around the house
     
  6. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    grrr 10 degrees difference between bottom shelf and top. I guess I need to rethink the air flow.
     

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