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Old 10-30-02, 03:05 PM   #16
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thats 4" heat tape and yes it will go through the wood.. i use the thicker melamine and i recess the heat tape up into the bottom of my cages a 1/4" and it will heat well over 100 degrees if i let it.. but for racks i recess the heat tape down into the floor of the rack a 1/4" so the heat tape doesnt come in contact with the rubbermaid and there is room for the tape to breathe :P
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Old 10-30-02, 06:24 PM   #17
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alright thanks jeff
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Old 11-04-02, 09:49 PM   #18
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better way

this is a way easier way of attaching the wire to the heattape with wood screws.
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Old 11-05-02, 07:53 PM   #19
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So now that I know how to use the heat tape ( thanks to Jeff), where can I find some without having to order from the U.S.? Maybe heat tape will be available at the forthcoming online sSnakeSs store!!
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ya jeff thanks for the info, but i was wondering about buying it in ontario and where we can? also does it work under wood or would it have to be ontop but under say linoleum? please help really like the idea but no diddly sqwaut! teach us
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Sorry guys but heat tape will never be available in canada anytime soon, it has been deemed unsafe by the CSA. But we may carry it in the store but a waiver will have to be signed upon purchasing, stating that ssnakess will not be liable for anything that happens after you purchase it.

btk: yes it works under wood, but never sandwidch it between 2 pieces of wood or like wood and a desk or anything, always make sure it has room to breathe

Ian: that method is looking great! im definatly going to try that next time i rig some together.. no solder no hassle
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Old 11-27-02, 05:49 PM   #22
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for the heat tape.. u know how u said it gets over 100 degrees and stuff.. well.. i got some of the 4 inch 8 watt stuff.. and how could i control the heat? besides getting a rheostat? need help.. new on this heat tape stuff.. =P.. thx
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Old 12-15-02, 10:10 PM   #23
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dude, the best way is to use a dimmer (which is what a rheostat is...also you can pick up a dimmer at the hardware store for around 7$US) or a thermostat. I recommend a thermostat because you will not have to constantly be making adjustments to compensate for changes in the room temp. (ask for the helix for xmas )
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There is another thread going on now about this very subject but I can't find it....

As I understand it, there are two types of thermostats each would have a temperature probe that you would place on the hot spot.

Type one, you set to 90 degrees, or what ever, and when the temp gets 2-3 degrees above or below that temp the thermostat turns on or shuts off accordingly. Example: http://www.bigappleherp.com/bigapple...roducts/924100

Type two, you set to 90 degrees and the thermostat basically send pulses of electricity to the heat pad keeping it at a steady 90 degrees with very little fluctuation. Example: http://www.bigappleherp.com/bigapple...roducts/921100

With a dimmer, you would turn the dial to the spot that gives you a steady 90 degrees but the dimmer is completely unaware of the actual temp in the enclosure and makes no adjustments.

I hope at least some of this info helps you out and is correct
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jeff how do you recess the heat tape.
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Old 11-10-03, 04:04 PM   #26
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Hey,

Does anyone know how to attatch a rheostat to the thing.

if so can youprovide a picture process (not very good with these things)

Thanks
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Hey,

Does anyone know how to attatch a rheostat to the thing.

if so can youprovide a picture process (not very good with these things)

Thanks
you can see instructions on how to build a rheostat http://www.ssnakess.com/forums/showt...&threadid=8858

You can either plug the heat tape cord into the rheostat (that's how i would do it) or wire it directly in)
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Thats what i was looking for!!!!

Thanks so much Lisa!
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Old 03-08-04, 03:36 AM   #29
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yes, when putting heat tape on a rack, how do you do it...does it go on top of the shelf or on teh bottom...if it were on teh bottom of the shelf, woudln't it also be on the top of the animals below it...so wouldn't each rubbermaid have a row of tape on top and on bottom of it?
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latazyo: you can run the heat tape down the back or on the top of the shelves. if you put it on top of the shelves you can router in a groove so that you are not constantly rubbing the rubbermaid over it.
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