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Old 09-01-17, 08:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: New Build (Could use some help) - Adult Olive Cage

It's in my son's room. Might be a little hot to sleep in. 😉
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It's in my son's room. Might be a little hot to sleep in. 😉
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On a side note, why can't we get heater tubes in the US? Seems like a UK thing only?
Can't get them here in Japan either. I used to use them before I left the UK, so simple!
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Re: New Build (Could use some help) - Adult Olive Cage

You can get them on eBay but the shipping costs are high because of the weight
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You can get them on eBay but the shipping costs are high because of the weight
I don't know if you can get them in 100V, but I'll have a look.
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Old 09-05-17, 07:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Update - Cages done, temps great, Olive in !

Heat tested over the past few days. Looking real solid. Decided to move them in tonight. I will get better outside pictures of them soon. Maybe this weekend.



That is an LED bulb that's unguarded. Zero heat output. The other two are 250 watt Ceramic Heat Emitters in porcelain sockets mounted on a steel wiring box to help dissipate some of the heat. I also separated the cages by an inch so there is no longer heat transfer.



Male went right up on the shelf.



Female exploring




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Re: New Build (Could use some help) - Adult Olive Cage

Your Olives look AMAZING ttr! The new enclosures look great too. Don't you love it when your husbandry is dialed in beautifully? They'll be very comfy in those.
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Re: New Build (Could use some help) - Adult Olive Cage

They look so tiny in those cages. One thing I did notice so far is the male who is super twitchy when in his cage or god forbid being fed, he was very calm almost at ease with that much space to stretch out. He loves the shelf too. I have to make a trip this weekend to get some large driftwood branches. Both of them used their branches in the old cage regularly.
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Re: New Build (Could use some help) - Adult Olive Cage

I was going to mention branches. Olivaceous are surprisingly arboreal for such a large snake.

My male (albeit still much smaller) in particular is always on his branches. The girl prefers to perch on the wire to her UV light but again it's rarely on the ground.
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Re: New Build (Could use some help) - Adult Olive Cage

4x250w CHEs...that's 8A just for those two cages. How many circuit breakers do you have controlling the outlets in your room?

I have eight outlets in my master bedroom on a single 15A breaker, so I'm going to either have to home some other snakes in another room or bring in some extension cords, like I already am, into the master bedroom so I can bring in some more power to get most of my snakes in the one room. A pain, but better than blowing circuit breakers or starting a fire we'd all regret.

BTW...what was the approximate cost per 8x3x3 enclosure?
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4x250w CHEs...that's 8A just for those two cages. How many circuit breakers do you have controlling the outlets in your room?

I have eight outlets in my master bedroom on a single 15A breaker, so I'm going to either have to home some other snakes in another room or bring in some extension cords, like I already am, into the master bedroom so I can bring in some more power to get most of my snakes in the one room. A pain, but better than blowing circuit breakers or starting a fire we'd all regret.

BTW...what was the approximate cost per 8x3x3 enclosure?
Ah the advantage of running 240V and predominantly 13A sockets. So much more wattage to play with

I'm having a custom 10kW ring installed for the reptile room in due course also just so it's never close to overloading the whole circuit.
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Re: New Build (Could use some help) - Adult Olive Cage

I have a heavy duty cord run to a circuit that is used only by these cages and nothing else. I originally had them on a 15a that also had a portable AC unit and it blew over and over again. Now they are on their own 20a circuit.

Cost wise, I'd say 600-700 ea maybe less. I really wasn't paying too much attention when i was building and buying.
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