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Flat Panel Heaters -Where to install?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Catalina, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    For everyone with flat panel heaters:

    I just bought one, but I don't know where to install it.
    The ceiling height is about 7ft. I'm using the deep litter method so the shavings are about 6 to 7 inches deep right now.

    Should I install it on the ceiling? Will it provide enough heat?
    Or should I install it on the wall? or will it be too close to the shavings?

    I really don't want to burn down my coop/garage or house! [​IMG]
     
  2. Jillylam

    Jillylam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flat panel heater is installed on the wall about 4' up from the floor. The wall behind the panel stays cool. I dust all the nooks and crannies in my coop every other week and at the same time I make sure to dust behind the panel.
     
  3. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    I put mine about a foot off the floor, leaving room for more shavings. So far all is well.
     
  4. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    I'm very happy with my flat panel heater. After installing the heater my chickens water hasn't frozen and they are so much happier.
    I'm happier too, because it's not freezing cold when I go out to visit them! [​IMG]

    I put it on the wall about a foot above the shavings.
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I'd install mine right here next to my chair! [​IMG]

    My girls arent' that spoiled, poor things don't have a heater!
     

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