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Ambrosia N. Wilder (Pseudopsychosix)
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Post Number: 26
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 05:57 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was asked for some detailed pictures of my friends incubator setup, so here they are:

First, from the side, this is a mop bucket. It fits just perfectly inside the igloo cooler, leaving room for the submergible heater, and the thermometer. All 12 jars fit comfortably, and probably 6 more jars could be added with no problem. The top of the bucket is covered in 2 layers of heavy duty allum foil to keep condensation from the water chamber out of the jars.
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OKay... when checking the jars he takes them out and places them on clean paper towels. Here are a couple of pictures of his 6 best jars.
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Okay then he puts them back in the bucket. Notice the foil is only pulled back half way on top. This it to prevent tearing it from pulling it on and off during checks.

A layer of alluminum foil measuring approx 10" x 12" is placed at the bottom with the edges going up the sides evenly as shown below:

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Then the jars are placed on this piece of foil:

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The edges/sides of the foil are folded down over the jars...

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A piece of foil approx 10" x 6" is placed over the jars and folded down around the edges. By doing this, it provides a more even heating for the jars, and also helps to ward off any possible contams.

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THen another piece of 10" x 12" foil is placed over these jars in the same position the first piece was laid. If you look in the back, you will see that he has placed a 7 lb barbell weight against the back wall of the bucket. THe weights are needed to keep the bucket from floating and moving around in the water.

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Now the next 6 jars are laid on the foil.

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The foil is wrapped over them...

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And another piece of 10"x6" foil is placed over the top and folded around the jars.

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More weight is added... A 7 lb weight is placed in the gap between the jars and the front wall of the bucket, and 2 3lb weights are placed on top of the jars/foil, for a total of 20lbs to weight it down. As you can see, if wanted there is sufficient room for 6 more jars on top.

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Now the foil is wrapped back down around the top of the bucket tightly, and the thermometer is placed on top of this layer of foil. After some testing, it was determined the inside of the bucket keeps the same temperature as what is read on top of the bucket, so for ease of checking it is placed here. Then the bucket is returned into the igloo, as shown.

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The igloo is closed, the plactic wiped dry and then wrapped back around the igloo, and the baby jars are all tucked safely into bed. When kept closed, the temperature stays at 86*F with the heater on a low setting. The igloo is insulated, so no extra blanket or anything is needed.
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 06:10 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

nice pix
pretty clever
stealth potential too
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thx for sharing
we'll archive material to incubators
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Ambrosia N. Wilder (Pseudopsychosix)
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Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2004 - 09:03 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks :-)

Had to get creative as not to spend any more money on parts, lol....

Definitely could be stealthy !

Heres a pic of the magic blue room, If needed a blanket could be thrown over it or something with a teddy bear on top or what not and it would look like a little table or hope chest or something pretty easily.... My friend doesnt need to worry about stealth, but it could be converted easily.

His grow room:

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See elmo with the lysol? He guards the room of any contams, hehe... :-)
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