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Offlinejohnjohnandjamal
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Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal!
    #4656089 - 09/13/05 07:00 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Hey everyone, I tried making a tub in tub incubator. Being a dumbass, I bought the wrong type of aquarium heater and decided to try and rig up a way for it to work. Here are some pics:




So what I did was, cut a hole the size of the bulb on the heater and then I sealed it with pure silicone. The problem is, it isnt creating the water tight seal I had hoped for. I tried backing it up with my good old friend, duct tape but it hasnt helped. Within a day, it will start leaking again.

So does anyone have any suggestions on what I could use to make a good long lasting seal?


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: johnjohnandjamal]
    #4656099 - 09/13/05 07:03 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

TiTs are great, but I just put a heating pad under my incubator and it keeps temps inside at 80-84 degrees. Sorry, I don't know what to tell you


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: spaceman]
    #4656114 - 09/13/05 07:06 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I built something similiar. I cut a thick rubber gasket and sealed it all up with Shoe Goo.



Edited by swiftmonkeynuts (09/13/05 07:07 PM)


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: swiftmonkeynuts]
    #4656278 - 09/13/05 07:39 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

You could try using caulk.


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: BataviaVakereli]
    #4656548 - 09/13/05 08:44 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

What kind of caulk? I thought shoe goo was just silicone anyways, is it not?


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: johnjohnandjamal]
    #4656561 - 09/13/05 08:49 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

why cant you just put the heater in submerged water? that is what mines is currently doing.


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: ShroomArtist84]
    #4656577 - 09/13/05 08:53 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

ShroomArtist84 said:
why cant you just put the heater in submerged water?




lolz!~
After I fucked up and did the same thing... I did my 2nd Tub that way and it works even better! no Worries about leaks!!

But go with SHOEGOO and RIGHT beside it should be sumsort of MARINE GLUE! so Either or but Marine is PRefered!


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: SouthPArk]
    #4656580 - 09/13/05 08:54 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

i cut the very tip off of a baby bottle nipple and use that as a gromet. done right it needs no sealant. noble shroom please.


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: SouthPArk]
    #4656584 - 09/13/05 08:56 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

I like the trashcan and paper-towels method. Its painless


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: ShroomArtist84]
    #4656588 - 09/13/05 08:56 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

If I were you i would go to a pet store and buy a small tube of aquarium sealer and use that or if you want to use something a lot more permanent use epoxy. Wal-Mart has several type, it will look something like this
http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS/EN_....0&MID=9876
Type in epoxy and it's the bottom one!
Once it cures it's not going anywhere and water tight. Don't get it on. you!


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: WhiteBunny]
    #4656631 - 09/13/05 09:08 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks alot WhiteBunny, thats exactly what I was looking for.

I'll test it out soon!


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: johnjohnandjamal]
    #4656763 - 09/13/05 09:45 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

Pm me to tell me how it works!


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: WhiteBunny]
    #4656780 - 09/13/05 09:52 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

rtv from an auto part store would be heat, water, and chemical proof, it's also inexpensive, of course, all the other solutions would probably work, but i find having rtv around is like having duct tape, it's a necessity. i would get the black or orange.


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: swingline]
    #4658685 - 09/14/05 09:51 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

sorry, I am unfamiliar with rtv. Will this work better than epoxy?


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: johnjohnandjamal]
    #4658708 - 09/14/05 10:06 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

yup, and you can usually get it at any auto parts aisle at any store, lol. It looks like this

Just ruff up the plastic a little with a knife or sandpaper so the silicone will stick.


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: FungusMan]
    #4658747 - 09/14/05 10:26 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

epoxy is better than many types of silicone, IMO. It can be more work to use in installation projects, but I agree that once it's fully cured, it's not going anywhere.
I have recently discovered a clear, waterproof, construction adhesive that is very strong. It's a "liquid nails," product, very good stuff. I've been very happy with it, also used it in the tank part of an indoor waterfall. No leaky leaky!
Wal-mart should have it, or a hardware store.


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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: johnjohnandjamal]
    #4658884 - 09/14/05 11:33 AM (11 years, 2 months ago)

they make gromets that you could use for this type of application...
but I don't know where you could get one off hand.
they probably aren't that hard to find.


years ago someone had an incubator setup like yours posted...
with the heater coming through the bottom side...through a pre-made gromet.

I think it was a Shroomery Vendor and he was trying to sell these.
It was either MMMM or Dimitri...but they are both gone now.


I just put a fully submersible aquarium heater inside the bottom rubbermaid tub and hang the cord over the side.
It's been working for me for over 4 years now.
I use high end heaters like Ebo Jager...they cost alot more...but they last longer.
I have one Ebo Jager that is like 20 years old...I used to have alot of fish tanks...and its still working in an incubator. :smile:

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Re: Incubator Help. Need Water Tight Seal! [Re: Roadkill]
    #4659147 - 09/14/05 12:34 PM (11 years, 2 months ago)

agreed the non submersible heater available though cheap usually don't last too long


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