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thermostat controlled light diagram

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mibotsu, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    so i'm building my incubator out of an old cooler, i got all the parts i need just not sure on the wiring

    does anyone know of a good diagram, or can draw up a quick one on ms paint or something?

    i've checked the incubator pages, there are some alright ones on there, but nothing concrete....any electricians in the house?
     
  2. scatteredeggs

    scatteredeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    i got my wiring diagram from rushlane.poultry. he's got a video in there.
    hope it helps.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

  4. ChickieWoo

    ChickieWoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I also got my information for hooking up a hot water heater thermostat from Rush Lane Poultry . I also did the modifications he talked about in the video and it works really well. Only about a degree variance both ways. He goes step by step on making his cooler bators. Youtube videos here
     
  5. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    yea i got mine ALL wired up now, just gotta take apart what i need and move it in the bator and rehook it all up

    i didn't do the drilling into the waterheater...maybe i will
     
  6. ChickieWoo

    ChickieWoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I went with what he said and made sure the metal side of the thermostat is facing outward and drilled a hole through my bator for a screwdriver to fit through so I can adjust the temp.

    Another thing I added that someone posted on here was I drilled a hole and placed a hose through it so later during lock down I can keep my sponges wet for humidity.
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    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011

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