Neat Trick For Your Heat Lamps

ByrdFeathers

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For me I am at work most of the time and I worried that the chicks would either get to hot or two cold. I used of the devices below for a heater in a pool with tilapia a while back and it worked great so I ordered one for my heat lamp. I put the heat sensor on the wall close to where the light hit and set the digital thermometer to desired temp. It will cut on once the temp get 5 degrees lower than what it is set at and go off once temp is reached. Works great. If any of you have a better way using a heat lamp to make sure they do not get over or under heated please share.



https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I15S6OM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

imnukensc

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Shevraeth

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Just gonna butt in if I may and ask @Smuvers Farm How much are MHP, and where can I find them? I have been looking for a few days and can't find the product.

You make them. The heating pads are like ones we would use for sore muscles with an "always on" feature so it doesn't shut off on you. It's wrapped on a wire frame to make a "cave" and maybe wrapped again with a tea towel to lessen the heat. If you read through the thread Kat C posted it has the details. It's a great thread and very informative!
 

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Birdinhand

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I'd be careful using a heat lamp with a rheostat or thermostat, all that heating and cooling is sure to drastically shorten the life of the bulb. like others have said, I'd scrap it and go for a MHP or one of the heat plates. MHP's are super easy to make and have proven very reliable... heat lamps have an unfortunate track record when it comes to burns and fires.
 

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