Save Your Sanity! LG Incubator Thermostat Knob Adaptor

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ranchhand, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I saw reference to this a couple years ago and even though I didn't have an LG then, the concept stuck.
    I recently got an LG to use as a hatcher and now I know why so many complain about getting the temperature just right- that dinky stick knob is useless. [​IMG]

    Here's the fix- it's the cap from a 16 oz. juice bottle with a 7/32" hole drilled in it. That is a bit small so I carved a little more with my pocketknife, until it fit snugly. Credit to DH for the bottle cap, I was thinking of wood when he spotted the cap!

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    It makes it much easier to adjust in tiny increments. [​IMG]
     
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  2. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought about doing that too!!! I just never knew what to use, now I do! Thanks for posting this! JEN
     
  3. Wegs813

    Wegs813 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting this. I wanted to put something on mine but was not sure what to use...and now I know!
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I just wonder if LG isn't forgetting a part- that is still pretty sensitive to adjustments.
     
  5. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVED that idea!! Now hopefully I remember that when I get around to incubating next year, lol
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    It's working well, so far. I really can dial in on a temp more easily. Once I really get it stabilized I'll mark it with a line at some of the temps I want to use. And glue the cap in place permanantly.
     
  7. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of juice bottle did you get that off of. Its nice and flat looking all mine are to tall.
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:DH says it's from a 16 oz. orange juice bottle, fron the convenience store. (which means he's paying way too much for juice!) [​IMG]


    Oh, if it's too tall? Cut it down or turn it upside down.
     
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  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Looks like the top off a Gatorade bottle to me, they are always wide and flat like that. The OP's came from juice I see, but Gatorade is pretty easy to find too.
     
  10. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can use most any kinda knob, mine came off a old radio, & it does help out 100%.[​IMG]
     
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