Sears and Roebuck cabinet style incubator - thermostat?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TeePants, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. TeePants

    TeePants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2011
    Someone locally is selling an old Sears and Roebuck cabinet incubator. I haven't gone out to see it yet but the poster of the ad says it needs a new thermostat. They're asking $200.

    Is it worth it? What likely would have to be replaced, besides the thermostat? How would I even replace that? What about the heating element or the fan? I found an old post on here about someone finding one in a barn but they never posted to say if they got it running.

    PS- For anyone interested, here is the ad. I'm probably not going to pick it up so if someone else thinks they can get it running and feels that that was a good price, HAVE AT IT! [​IMG] But I demand a silkie-incubating finder's fee! [​IMG]

    edit: Ohh! Found an ad with a picture. Doesn't look as old as I thought it was.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011
  2. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2011
    Cocolalla Idaho
    It may be worth it but probably not. Its old. I think all the wiring should be replaced along with the heating element. Do it your self $50.

    You can build one comparableand probably better for less than $200 if you have a few tools.

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