? on Wafer thermostat and on new homemade incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tiki244, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Im working on my new incubator, its a plastic ice chest and I think I am going to wire 2 lightbulbs in and 2 pc fans, my pc fans dont run very fast: I am goin to put a small square hardware wire box in corner and 1 fan away from the wall !1 blowing across the light bulbs and sponge the other blowing into the square: on the long way I will put the light bulbs and a sponge in holder all towards the top

    !after set at right temp does the wafer thermostat heat up and then on the second day heat up too high and then do you have to readjust heat?

    2.what problems have people had with the wafer thermostat?

    3. Where should I put thermostat? in far corner or opposite wall from light bulbs?

    3.any other suggestions?

    anyor all opinions on any or all items would be appreciated
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2008
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Adjust the wafer down to reduce temperature.

    I would keep it opposite the bulbs.

    Wafer thermostats can start to get inconsistant after a year of heavy use.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Thanks that helps
     

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