Which temperature controller do you use for your diy incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by patten, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. patten

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    Which temperature controller do you use for your homemade incubator?
    Where to buy it?

    I have to buy a new one and want a PID temperature controller, but don't want to spent a lot of money ...[​IMG]

    Suggestions???
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    WHT single pole from Home Depot
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    No thermostat but I did install a dimmer switch which works pretty well.

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  4. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Single Pole (also known as the "bottom") Water heater thermo works well. You can also use a dimmer switch since you can then regulate the amount of light that is used, creating a more constant temperature.
     
  5. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I use Incubator Warehouse's electronic thermostat with a probe. I have two of them which tells you how much I like them. When your spending big bucks on hatching eggs you want something thats accurate and reliable.
     
  6. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. demerson

    demerson Out Of The Brooder

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    We used the dimmer switch and after we found the "sweet" spot on it we marked it and it was pretty easy to regulate as long as the ambient air temp was pretty steady.
     
  8. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well said ;I also have A Incubator Warehouse thermostat with Probe.Works great only complaint I see is the wire is really cheap low grade Cu.But it works great. I have a Ranco 111000 thermostat with 8' probe thats a super unit (less than 50.00 /w ship )on EBay.My luck with WHT its kind of shaveing with a AXE...cva34
     
  9. waw

    waw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do you need something to block the light if you are using a light for your heat source
    does it damage the embriose or somthing:D
     
  10. cmom

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    Quote:I did the same thing on my homemade incubator. I wanted to keep it very simple.

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