Planning new cabinet incubator build

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  1. justoldbobo2

    justoldbobo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm planning out a cabinet incubator build. Plan on using twin fans with 100w ceramic elements up top with water tray then a single fan/element mounted mid way down on separate thermostat to try and keep temps more even all mounted on False wall in the back. My qustion is. Has anyone ever used a linear actuator to rotate the egg trays? I've looked at how to make a simple homemade actuator and hook it to dual timer controls. Has anyone tried this?
     
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    justoldbobo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Timer
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    Actuator something like this

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    gpop1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    justoldbobo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The timers you can set to open circuit at certain time for time limit. Ordered 2. One each for up then down. I have an old cordless drill and power screwdriver I thought about using motor off of one of them
     
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    Thanks for posting this. Might give it a try.
     
  7. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have a strong fan so the air can reach to the bottom or else the air on top will get pretty hot and screw with the sensors you have around
     
  8. justoldbobo2

    justoldbobo2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Planning on using at least 3 computer case fans. Even considered adding a fan from old small space heater for boost
     

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