what am i doing wrong ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eggbeforchicken, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. eggbeforchicken

    eggbeforchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    hi I am new to this so please take it easy
    I have made an incubator out of ply wood I can not get the temp up to 100f without putting the thermostat on the floor
    of the incubator then the temp down up and down like and mad man the only thing I can think of is the
    thermostat only goes up 38c is that my problem please can some one help
    Liam kent uk
     
  2. eggbeforchicken

    eggbeforchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    i have got the temp running at 97.7f and 99.5f an av 98.6f
     
  3. loot4louie

    loot4louie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you add insulation?
     
  4. jnkfarms

    jnkfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I would suggest insulating it somehow and do you have a fan in it?
     
  5. eggbeforchicken

    eggbeforchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    hi thanks for getting back

    I will try adding insulation I have two computer fans
     
  6. jnkfarms

    jnkfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok how do you have your fans set up? Are they blowing across your heat source? Can you post a pic?
     
  7. eggbeforchicken

    eggbeforchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have two fans one is between the bulbs blowing down and one
    is on the opp side of the bulbs blowing to the bulbs the themostat
    is now on the bottom you can see pic 4 its the grey wire next to the stone
    if I put it near the blubs the tem only goes to 98 d
    here now its running at 100.8 and 98.8 plus I have a strong smell of varnish

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  8. jnkfarms

    jnkfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind of thermostat is that? Are you willing to put a few more dollars into this?
     
  9. eggbeforchicken

    eggbeforchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    yes i want it running well
    its a loxs from china it heats to 38 d [​IMG]

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  10. jnkfarms

    jnkfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you in China? I was going to suggest getting a lower unit hot water heater thermostat and mounting in right between the lights. You would have to relocate your fans though.
     

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