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 Post subject: Re: GreenAus' Home-made Incubator
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:11 am 
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i get a 1.5-2.5C difference in between heating and cooling, also i found i had to set it at 38C.
That's the setting I used, too. (38).

It would deny power (turn out the light bulbs creating the heat) when the temp reached or exceeded 39 and would provide power again (turn on the light bulbs creating the heat) when the temp dropped to 37 or below.

The temp skipped 39.0-39.2 and would read 39.3 when the lights went out. The temp skipped 37.0 on the way back down, going straight to 36.6 as I recall. (Don't quote me on these figures exactly). A range from 36.6-39.3....a variation of over 1.5 degrees.

I re-read the instructions in 2009 and discovered I could have a 1 degree activate/deactivate range (thus the figures above). I'm pretty sure it was the 2 degree default in 2008.

Hatchings in October-November 2008 (Spring) were better than the hatchings in the Winter and Early-Spring of 2009.

I was going to get rid of the Kevatron, but with some pretty nice chickens approaching maturity, I'm sure I'll be setting some eggs from them in a few months time.


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 Post subject: Re: GreenAus' Home-made Incubator
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:27 pm 
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is there a way to make a small one for about a dozen eggs or less as that is the only size incubator i need.

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 Post subject: Re: GreenAus' Home-made Incubator
PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:26 am 
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Start at the beginning of this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=39&t=1977


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 Post subject: Re: GreenAus' Home-made Incubator
PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:13 pm 
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Hi Charles. Howzit goin'.

Well we had prob (5-6 degree temp variation) with our thermostat on our home made "cupboard" incubator, and have put off buying a new one until today. Yay. Problem is, the previous one was a plug'n'go job, the new one is a wafer capsule and micro switch - hmmmm - totally lost here. Have a friend who has made their own with the same set up. Any ideas? Or should I just ask them.

We have 2 small holes at one end to push the thermostat sensor through into the incubator space, the other to push the thermometer sensor through, that's on the far side of the incubator. The other side has the light/moisture/fan, which pushes the heated air through the incubator space. Here's the link to piccy's. viewtopic.php?f=39&t=5281&start=20

OK questions . . .

1. Does the actual wafer need to go into the incubator space, or outside.
2. What does the micro-switch do?
3. Does the microswitch detect the temp. and switch of/on accordingly?
4. How do we join the wafer capsule and the microswitch together? There are three button thingys on the microswitch.

Eeek, I'm confused. Oh also the guy at Kewpie (where I got the thermostat from) recommended keeping the wafer in the fridge to stop the thermostat wearing out when it wasn't in use, a more steady temperature I'm guessing.

Have been pretty busy with life and haven't had a lot of left over time for chickens - except for collecting eggs of course. th_clap.gif

Cheers for now and hope you are well.

Ann


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 Post subject: Re: GreenAus' Home-made Incubator
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very clever do you make and sell them or just personal use? I love the idea of all things home made so this would be a big project for me but may need help.


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 Post subject: Re: GreenAus' Home-made Incubator
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Great aussie thinking greenus well done


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 Post subject: Re: GreenAus' Home-made Incubator
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Love the idea of home made but worry if I made one it would break down half way through


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 Post subject: Re: GreenAus' Home-made Incubator
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Any plans for a home made solar powered incubator and brooder by chance please


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 Post subject: Re: GreenAus' Home-made Incubator
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Awesome home made incubator woohoo4


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 Post subject: Re: GreenAus' Home-made Incubator
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That bators a blast than657 for showing it


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