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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:15 pm 
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Hi all,
I'm just about to purchase an old Multiplo which hasn't been started for years. Apparently it came from Werribee Zoo!
1st question - I'm in the Sunbury area, can anyone recommend a good electrician who won't rip me off?
2nd question- assuming it's going to need parts and it's a big cabinet, can anyone recommend parts?
3rd- has anyone done similar and got any helpful hints?
Thanks all! :-D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:24 pm 
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I have restored two heritage incubators in the last few years. One was kerosene and the other was electric. Unless your a stickler for authenticity then fitting a modern and accurate thermostat is far easier that trying to source and replace a rusted set of bellows. Other than that, replacing the old type wiring with modern wiring and it should run fine. It will chew a bit of power though so hope you have a good power company.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:33 pm 
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Thanks Mike.
Any suggestions on thermostats? So many out there, its hard to know what's good. How much work do you think it would be if we have to completely redo all the wiring?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:01 pm 
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Hmmm. Thermostat - the best you can afford.

Rewire - I have no idea, I just used modern cabling and did my own. Learn about the colour coding and follow the colours. Its not hard. The old wiring has a fragile coating and if it cracks you get shorts. Do lots of research on wiring. Basically any switching splits the negative wire but of course, legally, you need a licenced electrician to install or at least check the wiring and tag test it when its finished.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:04 pm 
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I think the first step is decide what you want from the incubator.

Do you want an egg hatching machine or a piece of history?

Do you want a shot term thing or do you want it to last 10 years or more?

What budget do you have?

So many questions so few answers.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:26 pm 
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I want a functional incubator


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:07 am 
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I've rewired a heap of the multiquip ones, E1 , E2 and E3's.
Usually when I've rewired them it is because owner wants a conversion to a digital/electronic thermostat, and the original wiring still OK.

I have an Applied Science degree in Instrumentation and have built and repaired dozens of incubators.

The Multipro's are same company from an earlier time.

I googled Multipro 1300 and found on gumtree this http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/warwick/pet-products/multiplo-1300-egg-incubator/1099705095
It's a big old wooden one. Is yours the same as this?

Can you post pictures when you get it.

I've never seen one like this but ... incubators are reasonably simple.

One thing good about the E1 -- E3's is the fan plugs into a socket with a normal plug. So you can plug the fan motor into an extension cord and test it all on it's own. Hopefully you can do that with all the motors in yours to see if they (most expensive/hard to replace) still work.

I live in Bendigo, and if you brought it to me I could check it out for you without charge and let you know what needs doing.
If you know what you're are doing there is stuff you usually can fix in 5 minutes. Stuff like a stuck wafer or micro switch I (and many others on forum) can fix in 5 minutes.
Replacing damaged wiring is very easy and I doubt there is more than $10 worth of wiring all up.
Not sure of the fans in yours but ones from Multiquip cost $130 from Bellsouth.
Digital Thermostats or PID Thermostats can be bought on ebay for less than $50 though you do have to be a little careful.

If it's a big old wooden one I wouldn't mind a look at it anyway and would do it and only charge for parts.

But anyway when you buy it post pics of it from all angles inside and out and we'll all help you from there.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:20 am 
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Take up Denis's offer - he is a good and experienced bloke.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:43 am 
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Thanks guys


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:34 am 
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one other thing to think of for this project.............is it single or three phase......if the incubator is three phase then it needs to be converted to single phase.........can be done but chews a lot more power on single phase......the wiring is very untidy..

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We had one of these at a place I worked at. It was single phrase but still used lots of power on start up.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:43 am 
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Yes it is 240V.
Does the serial No. 9 46 mean it was made in 1946 do you think?

Is the motor shown in the photo the one that drives the fan?

It appears that it is manual turn and already has a thermostat.


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