ideas on how to suspend lamp over brooder please

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  1. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I need to suspend my lamp over one end of my rectangular brooder. The clamp clamped to the side makes the lamp point at an angle and heats the whole brooder. Ideas on how to suspend the lamp other than drilling a hole in my ceiling for a hook? Thanks.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i take the clamp off and leave the little handle and zip tie it to the wire in the front . still have to drill a hole for the cord to come out though.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Do you have a metal mesh cover on your brooder? you can just sit it on top of the mesh if you do.

    Post a pic of the brooder, that would help with suggestions.
     
  4. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. If I set lamp on wire mesh brooder gets too hot.
     
  5. granny hatchet

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    an outside stand or hook in the house? plant bracket? something that sits away from the wall a bit that you can use wire or what ever is strong enough to hang the light from. then sit the brooder under it.
     
  6. BaileyBoy

    BaileyBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just used a thick cardboard pole that rolls up a carpet and zip ties of course
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  7. flossyandprissy

    flossyandprissy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! That pic helped a ton!
     
  8. BaileyBoy

    BaileyBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Np and all you have to do is move the lamp up and down for desired temp.
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You can always use a smaller wattage bulb.
     
  10. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another option is a dimmer cord (a few bucks at a hardware store, like a dimmer switch only it is a little extension cord that can be adjusted). I use dimmer cords for my reptiles so I can adjust the output on their heat lamps. The new ones have a little slide switch so you can instantly flip them off or on or anywhere in between accurately, very easy especially when the room temp fluctuates and you need to adjust the heat output 2-3 times a day.
     
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