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where is that bator wiring diagram?!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fowlwoman1, May 20, 2008.

  1. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a simple diagram a couple days ago of a hot water heater thermostat, lightbulb base, fan,etc and I didn't bookmark it. I've been searching for like half an hour and now I am just going to ask! thank you!
     
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    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know why, but that one is difficult for me to follow. there was a hand drawn diagram that made it look very simple....
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Rooster-red had one and if you look in my sig line, there is a link to one, also, that was hand drawn by my DH.
     
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  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Don't feel bad... I COMPLETELY wired mine wrong the first time and tripped the fuse like 4 times before I realized where I went wrong! LMAO Why don't we have a blushing smilie??? You know... the little embarassed guy [​IMG] LOL Would be real handy right now [​IMG]

    I thought BOTH wires ran from the light to the thermostat... but it's the ribbed half of the plug runs to the silver screw on the socket, then the brass screw on the socket runs to the #2 screw on the thermostat, then the #1 screw on the thermostat gets hooked up to the other half of the plug. I think....LOL Better go find that diagram! [​IMG]
     
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  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Ok, here's what I did the first time, and what I did the second time (actually the fourth.... don't ask! :| ) [​IMG]

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  7. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guitartists I think that will help me a lot! thank you so much!
     
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Guitarist...that is a perfect drawing!! I trip the breaker and few times myself before figuring out the other instructions.

    Working great now!
     
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    My DH was like "WHAT do you keep doing wrong!?! Maybe you should call it quits!" Then I figured out what I was doing wrong..LOL Rudimentary electrical skills would have been something good to know [​IMG]
     
  10. revelu

    revelu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I'm wiring right now and the only thing not explained is the wire from the brass screw to the thermostat #2 screw-- is it ribbed or non-ribbed or does it matter? I need to know fast!!!
    [​IMG]
    Vicki in Michigan
     

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