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 Post subject: Re: My home made bator
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:15 pm 
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There will still be plenty of the old style around, just not at Woolworths. :P :P

The new ones are pretty hopeless in a wide range of uses, they don't like heat (ovens), vibration (bathroom fans) and thousands of different fancy light fittings.


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Well I had a win today :mrgreen: I went to get some perspex for the lid and the place had run out but they had this :yipee:
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It a double glazed bit off glass and only $25 bucks :shock: :shock: :shock: it is a bit big but I will make it work.
The bator had a test run on Sunday and all works very well so now its time for the paint,the lids to be fitted and the the turner.
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Now all I have to do is make the turner and its a goer :mrgreen:

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That top looks fantastic! That was luck!

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Indianlittle, what's the third socket in the main hatching area for?

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Chicken07 wrote:
Indianlittle, what's the third socket in the main hatching area for?
Its just a light that I can turn on and see whats happening in the bator :wink:

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NellyG wrote:
That top looks fantastic! That was luck!

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The top is a rippa,double glazed so it is well insulated and it will not get moisture in it.I wrapped :mrgreen:

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Very fancy. I've always just kept a torch nearby.

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Its now been running for the last 4 hours,it hasnt missed a beat :yipee:

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So Mate, did you paint it Red so it'll hatch faster?

Looking good.
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chookmadhubby wrote:
So Mate, did you paint it Red so it'll hatch faster?

Looking good.
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Hahahaha,na I just liked that color.Geez the paint was nearly the dearest part :shock:

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wow, that is excellent ..

I have a home made incubator too, but certainly not that good. I just use my electric frypan!! My first hatch was 6/6 ..
Hubby made me a wee rack for the bottom, I covered that with a pillow case, put in a bowl of water and a thermometer, and set the thermostat to be just a tad below 100, and left it. Turn them every day of course.
And that's it .. but have had great success.
have got 4 out of 9 of my next lot hatched out, but having a bit of trouble with the others hatching, they are breaking a whole in the egg but then stop - another post in here about that, as I need help on that one.

But good luck, looks like you will have lots of success with that one.


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billyjess wrote:
wow, that is excellent ..

I have a home made incubator too, but certainly not that good. I just use my electric frypan!! My first hatch was 6/6 ..
Hubby made me a wee rack for the bottom, I covered that with a pillow case, put in a bowl of water and a thermometer, and set the thermostat to be just a tad below 100, and left it. Turn them every day of course.
And that's it .. but have had great success.
have got 4 out of 9 of my next lot hatched out, but having a bit of trouble with the others hatching, they are breaking a whole in the egg but then stop - another post in here about that, as I need help on that one.

But good luck, looks like you will have lots of success with that one.

Wow great results from a frying pan :wink:
As for the ones breaking through and not hatching,I would say it a humidity thing(try spraying the eggs with water in the last couple of days :wink:

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what was the hatching rate in it as i want to build on it looks great
could you give me a rought amount was spent on it

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The cost all depends on what materials you already have on hand. It also depends on what materials you can source cheaply second hand.

I make a few so I will give you the approximate costs;

A thermostat is around $70. This is the one component that will decide if your incubator will be any good or not. So buy carefully. Ask on here before you commit to buying anything.

Wood from a hardware store ~ $30 new but of course you might find some for nothing.
Fans (12V) cost about $20 to $30 new from Jaycar and places like that.
A 12V plug pack from the same place about $20. Both fans and plugpacks can usually be found for nothing.
Light battens (holders) cost about $7 each and a light switch about $5. They can be found cheaper at place like renovator warehouses but I tend just to buy new ones.
The wiring can be tricky. Buy a 5m long or more extension lead and cut it in half. Use one half for the incubators power lead. The other half use to wire the lights etc. Say $10.

Glass for a window get from the recovery yard at your local tip. $1. There is usually quite a range of really thick strong glass. Ex fridge shelves for example.
Racks you get from the recovery yard too. $1.

Just be aware that EVERYTHING depends on the thermostat.


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