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Using old incubator parts.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazzzymike13, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. crazzzymike13

    crazzzymike13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a still air foam incubator that really Sux. I was thinking about making an incubator from a plastic Ice chest that I have. Could I use the guts from the old incubator for the new one? Do you think it would maybe be a better incubator?? The old one I have the temp never stays stable at all. have any of Ya ever tried this?? Any luck?? Let me know!
     
  2. notchicken

    notchicken New Egg

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    Yes this is what im going to do soon. Except going to replace the wafer thermostat with a digital. Also was thinking about 1/2" plyood lined in sheet insulation. I have the up most respect for these folks hatching out of the foam's!! I used to use an old metal bower bator 20 years or so ago and I think my hatches where better back then lol.
     
  3. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    I suspect that IF you install a "computer fan" in the homemade incubator...it WILL probably work better. The fan distributes the air/humidity/heat better than a "still-air incubator".

    Of course, it will ALL depend upon HOW you build it.

    Do a "Search" for homemade incubators. There you WILL find much relevant information !!! [​IMG]

    Best of Luck! [​IMG]
    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     

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