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How to make a heat lamp stand?

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I have a large box that I plan to use as a brooder for about 30 newly hatched chicks.  I have a heat lamp, red, 250 watt, with a hanger.  How can I make a stand to suspend the lamp over the box?

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I use an old metal saddle rack.  It straddles the brooder and I hang the light from the part the saddle sits on.  I suppose a saw horse would work just as well.

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post #3 of 8

I use an old camera tripod.  That way I can move it up and down to regulate the heat.

Brooder is empty right now.  Babies are due March 28th. 

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Name is pronounced Jackie.
"The Riverhouse" Home to Sandy (Meremma Abruzzi ) Henry the White Leghorn +1 black jersey giant, 4 RIR, 2 cochins, 1 banty mix, 1 toulouse goose, 1 Norwegian Forest Cat,1 rescue longhaired tabby and one calico rescue.
1 very patient hubby, and sometimes to 4 kids and spouses, & 12 grandkids

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post #4 of 8

I change the temp with my saddle rack/saw horse method by putting old encyclopedias under the legs to raise it.

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post #5 of 8

I hung a piece of rope from a hook on the ceiling and clamped the lamp to the rope.

post #6 of 8

I use a chain with an 'S' hook and hang it from the ceiling like some of the other posts.As you need a lower temp you just go up a few links at a time.For you that sawhorse idea sounds good.
Will

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post #7 of 8

I put a dog chain, like the ones for small dogs ($3 at the petstore), on the lamp and hang it from a nail. Either from a sawhorse, or a joist if its in the basement.  Then you just move it up/down a link of the chain to adjust the temp.

post #8 of 8

I used a camera tripod too.  Worked perfectly, and raised and lowered easily.

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