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How to connect a lightbulb to Thermostat ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IwannaBEaMERMAID, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
  2. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2010
    Matthews, NC.
    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......
     
  3. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Quote:Im in Beverly Hills and we dont have a TSC . .. .
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  5. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Quote: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?
     
  6. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    anyone
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    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.
     
  8. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Quote:Thanks alot ! [​IMG]
     

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