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How to connect a lightbulb to Thermostat ??

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If I get this thermostat , http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xhw/R-100116468/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 ,  How would I go about hooking it up to a light bulb, and how do you set at what temperature to turn off and on ??

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Go to TSC and purchased a Thermocube.

2 types I believe :It is set on turn on when the temp drops so it will allow current to a heat lamp. The other is used when things get  too hot...... If I am wrong, then someone please correct me......

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Originally Posted by gavinandallison 

Go to TSC and purchased a Thermocube.

2 types I believe :It is set on turn on when the temp drops so it will allow current to a heat lamp. The other is used when things get  too hot...... If I am wrong, then someone please correct me......


Im in Beverly Hills and we dont have a TSC . .. .

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http://cmfarm.us/WHTincubator.html
Read
this an watch the videos an see if that helps.


Edited by rebelcowboysnb - 1/16/12 at 1:45pm
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http://cmfarm.us/WHTincubator.html
Read
this an watch the videos an see if that helps.


Ok, that helped with how to hook it up. Now I have more questions

#1 -How do you hook it up if you dont have one of those light bulbs that plug directly into the outlet

#2- On the part about how far away to place the thermostat to the light bulb, could you give me the distance ??

#3 - Do you set at what temp. the thermostat goes On or Off at, or both?

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post #7 of 8

It wires the same way. There is two wires that run from the light to the plug an you cut one an put the thermostat there. Or build just what I did an cut the plug off the female end an hook the two wires to the two screws on the bottom of a light socket. You set the thermostat to come on a 99*F an then move the thermostat closer to the light till it is kicking off about 100*F. You will have to test an see what works with your box, light an thermostat. Mine in that video was two inches from the 100 watt light with the flat side turned to the light.

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It wires the same way. There is two wires that run from the light to the plug an you cut one an put the thermostat there. Or build just what I did an cut the plug off the female end an hook the two wires to the two screws on the bottom of a light socket. You set the thermostat to come on a 99*F an then move the thermostat closer to the light till it is kicking off about 100*F. You will have to test an see what works with your box, light an thermostat. Mine in that video was two inches from the 100 watt light with the flat side turned to the light.


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