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    Incubator With Fan - Flexwatt

    Here's a pic of an incubator I just got finished. Just in time for some more monitor eggs.
    I wired an AC fan to run 24/7 to move the air around.
    Also the heat is supplied by flexwatt.
    Here are some important details for creating your own incubator.
    For flexwatt ; 10-15 watts per cubic foot of space.
    Fan ; 5-10 cfm per cubic foot of space

    The flexwatt is simply wired in series.
    I have it plugged into a Herpstat thermostat for control and then into a UPS backup power supply.
    Note that using a UPS you need to have a Herpstat brand. The others won't work with it.
    You need to have it in non-proportional mode.
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    Re: Incubator with fan+Flexwatt

    looks neat, how much space is there between the flex tape and the platform that the tub is sitting on ?
    , and does it normally have a door or something on the front to keep the heat in.

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    Re: Incubator with fan+Flexwatt

    Looks killer Mike.
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    Re: Incubator with fan+Flexwatt

    The heat tape is mounted right on the bottom of the cabinet. There is roughly a 3" space between that and the rack to allow for the fan.
    The fan is blowing downwards to disperse the heat and prevent hotspots.
    In the last picture you'll see on the front there are 2 - 1/4" sliding glass doors. The white vertical pc is a strip of weatherstripping to seal the space between the 2 doors.
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