Questions about home made incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by osous, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. osous

    osous New Egg

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    Im new to this site and i was wondering if any one has used the uv11695 universal lower thermostat for a home made incubator, im use to using little giant parts to make my incubators. coolers work great, but im going to make a kinda large cabinet style one with turners as shelves. i think this themo is really for hot water heaters. i was wondering if anyone had any personal experence with it. im using little giant heating elements not light bulbs. I'd post a pic of the thermo but im not quite sure how yet, any help on that would be cool too. thanks
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  2. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

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  3. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built a small box incubator that holds about 40 or so eggs and use the hot water heater thermostat with a small desk fan inside and it works better than my Little Giant incubators. I have hatched alot of chicks using it.
     
  4. osous

    osous New Egg

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    still having trouble with posting the image sorry
     
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  5. osous

    osous New Egg

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    [​IMG] that might do it. thanks danielle82 for the asist.[​IMG]
     
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    osous New Egg

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    im testing it right now in my home made cooler hatcher ( the hatcher is off ofcourse ), it was making a kinda loud click sound after an hour er so of use. i dont know if thats common or not for that thermo, but i hope it works well, the plan i have for a design is pritty cool and i really want it to work. and i bet the home made incubators will work much better then the productions, just due to the fact that the farmers know what changes need to be made to increase hatch rate and quality.[​IMG]
     

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