brooder lamp

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by erinm, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    So, I have i thnk 20 amp service to my coop and because of this artic blast crap, i hooked up a 250 watt lamp with a 250 watt heat bulb. Is this going to work or am I setting myself up for roast chicken? My husband is worried i will start a fire. he wanted to plug in a ceramic fan heater. Anyone have opinions on whether my setup is safe or what is better than the other? Thanks! ErinM
     
  2. davidr

    davidr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a 250 watt bulb on a 115v circuit only draws a little more than 2 amps.

    A 20 amp breaker is plenty.

    David
     
  3. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    Thanks much! Erinm
     
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    Scratchn By Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say a heat lamp is much safer than an electric heater, that is just asking for a fire.
     

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