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Updating an old GQF 1402 cabinet incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WalnutHill, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Not done reconditioning but reassembly started.
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  2. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Left side of this model contains the turner pilot lamp and switch, and the hole for the water reservoir hose. Since I don't have a water reservoir (5 gallon bucket with fitting and hose) at this time, I purchased a 7/8" plastic plug from the hardware store. The yellow bushings are original, and serve as bezels for the indicator lamp and switch.

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    Old paint vs. new. A simple facelift does wonders.

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  3. Sally Sunshine

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    awesome, was reading this with hubs and we had an argument "flange vs bezel" just because he never heard of it called that! this goes back when we were setting up our fireplace and I said we need a bezel to go into the wall, he said what and basically called me stupid, this is years ago, anyway,.... you get the argument.... ha ha ha.....
     
  4. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    You're both right...flange is the flat part that keeps the bushing from sliding through the hole, so the item would be a "flanged bushing" but its purpose in this case is for use as a bezel. [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] woman ALWAYS right come on!
     
  6. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Starting chassis reassembly and wiring repair. I am upgrading to the new multiturn electronic thermostat.

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    I added a self-adhesive plastic harness clamp to the fan shroud to help keep wires from going astray. I'll do the same on the other side once I refinish the final panel.

    I'll take a hardware run tomorrow and pick up a set of casters. The door rides so close to the floor that it's a pain, casters will help immensely. I will also drill a hole through the fan baffle and run a receptacle end from a two wire extension cord for fitting LED lights at a later date.
     
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  7. Sally Sunshine

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    keep it up and you will be running by next weekend walnut!
     
  8. stryker

    stryker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great incubator. Or atleast it looks better after you got a hold of it. Is that the incubator that uses the 250 watt heat coils?
     
  9. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, for now I am retaining the 250 watt resistance wire coil. It's an inexpensive and reliable way to go, most issues occur when people don't replace them periodically. The metal fatigues over time, causing the element to break and short out.

    This older model does not have a fuse to protect against short circuit, which is why this incubator had suffered burns. I should add a fused input for safety.

    Turner motor rated 0.48A
    Clock motor rated 3W
    Fan motor rated 0.25A
    Element 250W

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  10. stryker

    stryker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does a surge protector do the same thing as an inline fuse or is that all different?
     

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