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Old 01-18-04, 07:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar-2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Age: 58
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You're welcome.. most of the inexpensive dimmers will do that...but only at low settings.
Its easy to test for..Once you get it set for the correct temps, unplug it in and out a bunch of times, and see if it comes back on. If it doesn't its best to find out before you're out of town for the weekend, and a slight power blip leaves your animals sitting in the cold.
You'll need to either turn it up or buy a 20 dollar dimmer that says "full range dimming" The ones with the big slider on the front usually will come back on by themselves even at extremely low settings.
Uncle Roy
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