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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:45 pm 
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can you help where is the best place to place the fan in a bator as were remaking are bator big and hopfully better

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What type of Bator??

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Hi Katris
It really depends on the design of the bator.

If you can post a pic we should be able to assist a bit better

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sorry cannt post pic as camera gone missing. its made of 17 mm ply wood 500x500 x400 two light fittings one under egg rack which will run a 25 to 40 watt globe to assist with humidity for the ast three to four days as ive been unable to get the right humidity that this time and one at the top for heat

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remember had camera on phone this morn taken pic's but how do i get them from there to here

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Have you got them on your PC yet? Once they are there make them less than 200K in size, then follow this:

http://www.backyardpoultry.com/index.ph ... yinst.html

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posted pic's in gallery. still have a door to fit being 6mm perpex and the fan if i can find out where the best place to put it. the ATC-300 thermostat from the old bator to fit once eggs hatch in 2-3 days.

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Hi Katris
I would mount the fan on the underside of the lid so that it blows down on the egg tray. Dont forget to space it about 20mm from the lid otherwise it wont work properly.
Also Can you eday your post and put the photos on seperate lines so that the display running down the page.
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thanks trev
will do just have to wait till the eggs hatch out of the old bator so i can shift the fan and thermostatand find a water tray as the old one will be to small then i can test and set some eggs

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everything seams to works fine with the new bator but humidity is too high (83%rh) how can i lower it water tray measures 310mm x 260mm x 50mm. ive had to move eggs that still have two days to go as the heating elerment blow early this morning.

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Be careful that the bottom light is not too close to underside of egg rack. Attach a small deflector (sheet of anything that won't burn) to underside of rack between light and the hot spot if needed.

I would imagine you could if you wanted put more racks in. Almost stack to the lid as long as you didn't get too close to light.

Please be very careful about how you paint it. Such a great incubator deserves a really nice paint job. I love it.


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Denis all ive done is varnish it. the bottom light i can turn off whitch i have and is placed close to the bottom just high enough to get hand under to change it

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here the latest pic up and running

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Hi Katris
looks good.
Try a smaller water tray, it is the surface area of the water that determines how much humidity you get. The depth just controls the time between water refills.

My current beast is 440 deep x410 wide x780mm tall inside, i have a single chinese food container in the bottom that has a divider across the middle.
With one side filled the humidity is 65%, with both sides filled it is 85%. The container is 110mmx170mm total. Also you need to consider the RH where you are, closer to december I would need to add another tray as thw ambient air will be dryer.

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