border
sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum
 

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Enclosure Creation Forums > General Enclosure Discussion

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-16-17, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb-2017
Age: 58
Posts: 983
Country:
Rush Job - Thermostats

So, I'm looking on acquiring a new charge...or two...but waiting for Herpstat thermostats is a bit painful.

In the interim, I've been looking at some "simple" thermostats that I can get shipped more quickly, and eventually sell or use for emergency purposes if the Herpstats ever fail.

Of the three brands below, which would you recommend:

__________________
1.2.4 Boidae | 1.3.8 Colubridae | 0.0.2 Dipsadidae | 0.0.5 Pythonidae |3.0.0 Canis lupus familiaris | 1.0.0 Homo Sapiens Sapiens Stultus
Scubadiver59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Old 05-16-17, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
Forum Moderator
 
EL Ziggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun-2013
Location: ATL
Posts: 5,879
Country:
Re: Rush Job - Thermostats

I've used Hydrofarm t-stats for years. They're inexpensive but reliable.
__________________
0.1 Albino Bull Snake (She-RA)~ 1.0 Snow Bull Snake (Apollo)~ 1.0 Coastal Carpet Python (Chomper)~ 1.0 JCP (Shredder)~ 1.0 Bredl Python (S'ven)~ 0.1 JJ x JCP (Trinity)~ 0.1 Albino Carpet Python (Akasha)~ 1.0 Olive Python (Nigel)
EL Ziggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-17, 05:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
ThirteenRavens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb-2016
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 228
Country:
Re: Rush Job - Thermostats

I have 2 of the Hydrofarm t-stats and one works fairly well, the other is awfully questionable...I have it set at around 74-75 and it reads way up in the 90's...I'll drop it down to the lowest setting, still gives me an inaccurate reading. I've been to 5 different petstores looking for one of these https://www.milehighreptile.com/stor...ontroller.html as I have 2 others that work well, and finally found one today -.- I will try the other Hydrofarm again but I really don't think that one is working properly.

The one with "DC chip technology" looks similar to the ones I use? And I haven't seen the other
ThirteenRavens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-17, 05:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb-2017
Age: 58
Posts: 983
Country:
Re: Rush Job - Thermostats

I have one of the Zillas...has 20deg temperature swings, 85F-65F, too broad of a swing to use. I won't use another one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThirteenRavens View Post
I have 2 of the Hydrofarm t-stats and one works fairly well, the other is awfully questionable...I have it set at around 74-75 and it reads way up in the 90's...I'll drop it down to the lowest setting, still gives me an inaccurate reading. I've been to 5 different petstores looking for one of these https://www.milehighreptile.com/stor...ontroller.html as I have 2 others that work well, and finally found one today -.- I will try the other Hydrofarm again but I really don't think that one is working properly.

The one with "DC chip technology" looks similar to the ones I use? And I haven't seen the other
__________________
1.2.4 Boidae | 1.3.8 Colubridae | 0.0.2 Dipsadidae | 0.0.5 Pythonidae |3.0.0 Canis lupus familiaris | 1.0.0 Homo Sapiens Sapiens Stultus
Scubadiver59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-17, 06:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
ThirteenRavens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb-2016
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 228
Country:
Re: Rush Job - Thermostats

Yeah...that's the same problem I'm having with the one Hydrofarm =/
ThirteenRavens is offline   Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Old 05-16-17, 06:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb-2017
Age: 58
Posts: 983
Country:
Re: Rush Job - Thermostats

Sounds like a bad unit in each instance I guess.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThirteenRavens View Post
Yeah...that's the same problem I'm having with the one Hydrofarm =/
__________________
1.2.4 Boidae | 1.3.8 Colubridae | 0.0.2 Dipsadidae | 0.0.5 Pythonidae |3.0.0 Canis lupus familiaris | 1.0.0 Homo Sapiens Sapiens Stultus
Scubadiver59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-17, Hobby Solutions Inc.

right

SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0