Repairing a Styrofoam incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OSUman, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    I have an old styrofoam incubator that has been the best incubator that I have but the problem is that while i was storing it something got to it and now there are areas that looked like they got bitten or cut out of the styrofoam and I am wondering if anyone knows a good way to fix it.
    Thanks
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Top part or bottom? I've got an old bottom you can have.

    No idea how to fix it otherwise though [​IMG]
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Hot Glue............... fast, easy, strong, and will not melt, it's great for repairs to cheap styrofoam incubators, give it a try.

    AL
     
  4. mitch324

    mitch324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would give gorilla glue a shot. It expands to fill the small cracks. After it is dry you can trim
    any that bleeds out.
     
  5. Petej

    Petej Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duct tape?

    Personally, I would go with gorilla glue or hot glue. Both would work fine.
     
  6. FlocknRoll

    FlocknRoll New Egg

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    How about that GreatStuff spray foam insulation? [​IMG] it should bond pretty well to styrofoam and have the same insulating qualities, and once it's dry you can sand it down smooth.
     
  7. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its on the flat part like top bottom or sides, cut a piece of styrofoam a little bigger than the hole & gently push it in place, styrofoam baters may be cheap, mine is even cheaper cause i made it my self, but 90% hatch rate is hard to beat, no matter what the incubator is.
     
  8. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At Hobby lobby, they sell styrofoam glue and sheets of foam. Might try using some of that!
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Caulk will probably work too, for small areas.
     
  10. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Its mainly on the top and its about the size of a fist that is missing. I was thinking about that GreatStuff foam but im not sure how that would work. I think im going to try to go to Hobby Lobby and get some styrofoam from there and glue it with the gorilla glue stuff.

    Thanks for all the help
     

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