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Old 05-09-03, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heat Rope?

There have been quite a few people mention this heat rope stuff and I am kinda curious to see what it is. I am familiar and use heat tape, lights, heat pads all with dimmers, but what is this heat rope exactly, and how does it work in comparison to the heat tape?
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Unless I'm mistaken, isn't it the stuff you wrap around pipes to keep them from freezing?
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Its works great.....plus alot more flexable
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Here beth.

This is what you are looking for. I bought mine from Grant in Mississauga.
http://www.bigappleherp.com/Reptile_...pe_119500.html

I will be using it on my leo racks. Can't wait to try it out. It is really, really rubbery and flexable. ANd it heats better than the de-icing cable. Probably safer too.
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Interesting..... any suggestions to heat 24" of dirt?

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thats awesome guys.....thanks.....is it CSA approved?
Is it hooked up the same as flex watt with the rheostat?
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The heat rope is simply a revolutionary product. It comes in various lengths and various wattage. From 15 foot to something like 37 foot lengths. It is allready wired up and ready to go. If oyu want more information feel free to email me or call me directly.
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can you cut this stuff in to smaller lengths and use it with a dimmer switch?????
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you can use it with a dimmer switch, but as far as i know, you can not cut it to smaller lengths.. basically what you see is what you get!
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u can't cut it but it work WONDERS.. I have done my whole rack on it .. muh cheaper and safer then Heat tape.. only downsize is u have no idea how long it will last..

V.HB ... I actually ordered an other 38 feet to heat my dirt.. I am hoping it will work wonders.. ill let u knwo how it goes...
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so basicaly if i want to heat indevidual enclosures i should stick to heat tape as appose to using 15' of heat cable in a 6'x2 1/2 x2 enclosure?

sounds great for racking systems but not for indevidual enclosures!
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How do u set them up so each container gets enough heat when using the rope with racks? Anyone have any photos of there racks with heat rope?
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thats awesome guys.....thanks.....is it CSA approved?
That's the great part... unlike heat tape and all that... this stuff is approved I'm definitely going to be trying it in my next rack
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If it's CSA approved that's great! I've been trying to convince my dad to let me use heat tape but he's not letting me because insurance won't cover accidents on it. Hopefully you're right, but I haven't been able to find somewhere in Ottawa that sells it. Does anyone know where I can get it, preferably in Ottawa?

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Ok, just saw this thread, who has information on howmuch heat these things put out and howthey fare in racking systems and how one can get it in Canada?
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