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BIRD EGG INCUBATOR
build a bird egg incubatorTo build the bird egg incubator the base is the first piece of plywood that is cut to size. The base is the main template for all other incubator measurements. Measurements used for the incubator base will be decided by the number of bird eggs that are required to be hatched in one incubation period.
When the size of the incubator has been determined transfer the measurements to the base of the incubator. This becomes the guide for all remaining measurements.
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Egg incubator planThe sides and roof of the egg incubator should be made from the same plywood panel that the base is made from if the incubator is to have a varnished finish.
Modifications can be made at almost any point of the egg incubator plans.
Bird egg incubatorSuperior insulation for the incubator can be obtained with heavier plywood panels.
A thicker grade of plywood will reduce operating cost of the bird egg incubator.
Egg incubatorWhen selecting the plywood for the build a egg incubator plan the grade of plywood must be of an exterior grade quality. The plywood for the egg incubator must not contain any chemicals that produce fumes in the interior of a warm incubator.
Building a bird egg incubatorUse framing timber that is approximately two inches square (50 millimeters) This is suitable for building a large bird egg incubator.
Small incubators frames are 1 inch (25mm) square.
Plans for a bird egg incubator
Plans for a egg incubator
Fix the sides to the base keeping the plywood side flush with the underside of the base. Next the upright corner pieces are placed in position to the side edges.
The back of the bird egg incubator is the next panel fitted. Ensure that the back plywood sits flush to the outside of the plywood sides and flush to the base.
Bird egg incubator
The next step is to fit the front of the bird egg incubator with the edges flush to the sides and base underside. Flush edges for joining panels allows extra edging to be used at a later date. This will provide "superior heat insulation" for the incubator.
Place the incubators roof in a position that is suitable for the incubator and fit the roof guides to the underside of the incubator roof. Use timber left over as runners under the floor to prevent the incubator from resting on the ground and loosing heat.
When you are happy with the structural strength of the incubator fill any nail or screw holes and coat with a suitable covering. Painting will also aid insulation.
Bird egg incubators must be of sound construction if insulation is to be effective. Insulating a poorly constructed egg incubator will not reduce the operating cost.
Painting the incubator with an undercoat and exterior grade paint will prevent moisture from penetrating. If the egg incubator needs insulation against heat then a light colored paint should be applied. The reverse is true to retain heat.
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Position the finished bird egg incubator out of any prevailing winds.
Raising the incubator for birds eggs above the ground to stop moisture from entering. This will also help to prevent rot and mildew from attacking the incubator.
To build and heat a incubator the materials you use will be the deciding factor on the useful life of the incubator for eggs.
The use of any material that has been coated or treated with any chemicals that may be toxic should be avoided.
When using tools be sure that the proper safety equipment and safety procedures are used at all times.
Read and understand all instruction books that are supplied with any tools and always maintain a clean and safe working area.
Never work around children or unrestrained pets or let them in the work area unsupervised.
The free incubator supplied are for personal use only and have all been built and tested for strength and operation and to my knowledge they are correct and accurate. The plans are supplied without warranties and guarantee and you acknowledge that you use them and operate all tools and equipment at your sole risk.
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