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Old 03-16-03, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heat Tape?

How does heat tape "heat something up"?
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Old 03-16-03, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it has a bunch of hidden wires that run through it and they get + on one side - on the other and the juice does the rest just like a stove the wires get hot and there you go oh yeah in case you dont know they dont sell flex watt heat tape in canada
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'Mykee' bought a bulk of flex watt heat tape from the states, and is selling some...his ad is half way down the 'OTHER' classifieds...
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How does the tape start heating up??
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It has to be wired up to a cord and you plug it in to a power outlet. It that what you were aksing?
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Old 03-17-03, 01:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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do i have to manually wire it to a plug?? if i do have to du it manually, do they give me a plug or do i have to buy one?

That is exactly what i wanted to know. thanx Big Mike
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I think you can order a plug & wire with it but all you need to do is buy a cheep extention cord and cut the end off. You can order clamps that you use to attach the wires to the heat tape. There are other ways to connect the wires but I've never used flexwatt so I'm not sure which way is best. There might have been a thread on this site that showed exactly how to do it.

If not...click on this link... http://www.arbreptiles.com/cages/flexwire.html
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The reason heat tape is not sold in canada is because you have to wire it your self, thus it doesn't meet CSA aproval. how ever you can order it from the states no problem and there are a few places that sell it under the counter in canada.
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I was just about to post the link that Big Mike did....it tells ya step by step how you hook it up properly!
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Old 03-17-03, 08:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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you might not want to use it if its for a single cage though because if your house burns down insurance wont cover it if its electrical since they can blame the heat tape
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I was going to use it so i could use an old book shelf as a place to hold rubbermaid containers, containing new born herps
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so it will be a rack or at least simular i would use heat tape then it much more economical what i was saying is if its for one or two cages its not worth it but on a rack to me at least heat tape is the only way to go
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hehe, that is how we have our baby rack set up. Melamine bookcase wired with FlexWatt...Weeeee It works great!
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so a canadian tire or home depot kinda store wont sell Heat tape, i will have to get it or order it from the US?

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would i be able to see pics of ur racks and how they look?
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We don't have anything in them now. We are waiting for our next litter to be born. RIght now, it is just an empty bookcase. It looks so lonely, LOL
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