STC 1000

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by indigo flats, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do those that use the stc 1000 thermostat control find that the temperature censor is acurate.
     
  2. tantor

    tantor Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have one in my homemade incubator. I have hatched 2 batches out of the incubator. Yes, Mine seems to be fairly accurate.
     
  3. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks that what I am going to put it in a home made incubator. What did you use as a heat source?
     
  4. tantor

    tantor Chillin' With My Peeps

    2 40 watt appliance bulbs. I might could have gotten away with 1 but I figure if one goes out the other will work until I can get it changed. I used appliance bulbs hoping they would be a little "tougher" than standard incandescent bulbs. I don't know if they are or not.
     
  5. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did you set your stc at F1 and F2
     
  6. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    I built a hatcher and a incubator using this and I'd say both are pretty accurate. For F1 just put 38 Degrees celsius and F2 .3
    I use 2 40 watt bulbs on the bottom and a (1) 60 watt on top.
     
  7. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a fan in your incubator or not.
     
  8. robdog

    robdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes I do
     
  9. myfivegirls

    myfivegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a STC-1000 > for both my cabinet incubator and hatcher. Both are fairly accurate, depending on where you place the sensor. It takes some experimenting to figure out where to place it to make the temp even. Mine hasn't been perfected to get even temp throughout, but that's probably due to their large size. I might add another fan on the top, pointing down, to help circulate the air more.

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  10. indigo flats

    indigo flats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the cabinet yes made from?
     

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