Temp. variations?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by glscottjr, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. glscottjr

    glscottjr Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting back into raising quail and built a homemade incubator from some of the plans on this site. I found a big styrofoam cooler and got a lamp socket hooked up to a water heater thermostat. Everything is working but I am getting a 5 degree variance in temp evey time the thermostat cycles. It shuts off at 100 degrees and comes back on at 95 degrees.
    Will this affect hatches? It is about a 15 minute span from when it shuts off till it is back on. Then about 5 minutes to warm back up to 100.
    Any help or comments/ideas would be very helpful. Thanks
     
  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it will affect it with temps. that low, place your thermostat about 1 inch from your light with the metal side to the bulb & you will get about 1\\2- 1 deg.
     
  3. glscottjr

    glscottjr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I will move it and see what happens.
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

  5. glscottjr

    glscottjr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help!!! I moved the thermostat and now it is cycling on at 99 and off at 100.
    Now all I need is the turner and eggs to get here and I will be set.

    Thanks again
     

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