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Thermostats for dummies?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jruner, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. jruner

    jruner Out Of The Brooder

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    I have made a basic Styrofoam incubator, what is the easiest way to install a thermostat I have three left hands when it comes to electrical things! My humidity is good and most of the time temp is good at 101 but occasionally it jumps to 115 degrees. This is a still air incubator.

    Thanks,


    John Runer
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    :eek:115 degrees:eek::th You want to hatch them not fry them. The best thing to do is check out MissPrissy plans. She was kind enough to post them and they are good. Had it been me I would have charged for them. Had she done that she could have bought more chickens.
     
  3. mirecipes

    mirecipes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Miss Prissy For helping to bring happiness to soo many people!! [​IMG]

    First thing I would suggest is some kind of little fan in there..Ya know..a PC fan..

    I personally used the metal electrical box to offset the thermostat from the side of my cooler and act as kind of a heat sink? /temp regulator?..

    There's lots of threads here about homemade incubators..
    Read and read and read some more..lol!!
     
  4. jruner

    jruner Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the replies I have an old PC I can get the fan out of.

    John Runer
     

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