Project: Code-name Ultra-Bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MarineCorpFarmr, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Half way though the strip down
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    Original fan re-used
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    beta version of the heating unit. Final version will be using heating coils
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    Compressor fan re-purposed to circulation duty
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    Cover and power off
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    temp/humidity sensor
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    power on, cover back in place
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    Humidity controlled, upgraded to 2 liter for the supply
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    kid proofing
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    Temps hold nicely even with just the lightbulbs
     
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    You are going to be hatching a lot of birds! :thumbsup
     
  3. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats the plan :)
     
  4. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beta testing in progress :)

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  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    If you wire in power you can place auto turners on each shelf and load them with the eggs to turn for you.
     
  6. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL yeah, the hand turning crap is just for the beta runs. Ordered the aluminum and steel yesterday to build the turning system. Still lots of odds and ends to get for it. Decided on the heating system as well. GQF sells the replacement heaters for their cabinet models. Instead of one tho im going to use 4(the project is about 4x the size of a gqf sportsman). I'm aiming for 10 trays and hoping for enough room for a bottom flat roller style turner.
     
  7. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pic update. Made a temporary cable pulley system to turn a whole shelf. :)
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  8. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of the first chicks hatched from the ultrabator
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    fuzzys!
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    Added a new pulley inside, added a pulley outside guiding the wire rope, and doubled the shelves up with more wire rope
     
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  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    great job! what are the two dif color lights for? and I love the kid proofing!! LOL
    Great ingenuity!
     
  10. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bulbs just what i had on hand. Ones a heatlamp other a halogen conversion. The heat lamp gets waaaay hotter tho
     

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