Thermostats

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MaconMommy5, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So our Hot Water Heater Thermostat in the DIY Incubator is a no go.... I need to get another one. I've been told you can get millions of types. I want to hook two light sources up to it. I found this on Amazon. Has anyone used this?
    The title is ( Inkbird All-Purpose Digital Temperature Controller Fahrenheit &Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays)
    If not, What's the most reliable Thermostat you can get for it for 30$ or less.

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  2. LLranch

    LLranch Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm using one I chose it because it did both Celsius and Fahrenheit so that I would have Fahrenheit. Turns out that wasn't a good decision in Fahrenheit it is only adjustable in one degree increments. So I ended up running it on Celsius because it is adjustable in point 1 degree increments. Otherwise the temperature probe very sensitive and works great. I'm on my second hatch with it now eggs due to hatch Saturday. The first hatch with two test run eggs I had 100% hatch rate
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    So it's working great for me but in hindsight I would have gone with a cheaper one that only runs on Celsius here's a link to Amazon of what I would buy if I did it again
    Origin Elitech STC-1000 110V Digital Temperature Controller Centigrade Thermostat w Sensor 2 Relays https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y8T9YZG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_cIGYybVBXP3PY
     
  3. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Thank you! I'm going to be placing an order tonight so I'll get it Friday.
     
  4. LLranch

    LLranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Getting it all hooked up and connected was very easy for me but may not be for everyone I work in a electric motor repair shop so building and repairing control panels as part of my job if you need any help let me know
     
  5. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright! My husband is an Electrician so hopefully he'll get it, But if not I'll definitely PM you. We had a plan that COMPLETELY changed tonight. Went from Plan A to Plan Z. Haha. I'm frantically trying to get everything together as batch 1 of 3 of the eggs are already here, And the other two will be here Tomorrow and Friday. My daughter is counting on us.
     
  6. LLranch

    LLranch Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great he should not have any problem good luck with your hatch
     
  7. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! We're gonna need all of the luck we can get. Lol
     
  8. RoosterJuice

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    I use 2 acurite thermometer/hygrometers in my incubator. They are cheaper and ALWAYS within 1 degree F of each other. Humidity is sometimes an 8% difference but that doesn't bother me
     
  9. MaconMommy5

    MaconMommy5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Acurite and another one. So far it's been right on point. But without a Thermostat, it seems almost impossible to keep the temp steady. I ordered one last night.
     
  10. RoosterJuice

    RoosterJuice Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't buy a thermostat I just took 2-3 days to get the temperature perfect. One read 99 the other read 100
     

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