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Nifty device I found, thought I would share it with you....

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by moenmitz, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. moenmitz

    moenmitz Songster

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    Called a Thermocube. Cost about $15 at teh hardware store. Looks like an outlet "expander" one that makes a regular outlet hold extra plugs...except it has a thermostat built in to it. It cuts off power to anything plugged into it when the temp reaches 40 degrees- comes back on at 35. I am using it for my heat lamps- saves the constant plugging/ unplugging business

    Probably you have all heard of soemthing liek this before, but it was new to me so I was really excited to find it. Just what I was needing!
     
  2. sunnydee

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    Yes, I have heard of them and even thought about getting one. But...40 degrees is like a heat wave here so it would never shut off! Let us know how it works for you. I think it is a GREAT idea!
     
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

  4. sunnydee

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    Quote:Ohhh..now thats is an idea. I never knew they came with different settings. I might have to order one of those.

    Edited cause I can't spell darn it! (need more coffeeeee)
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2008
  5. ddeans

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    Quote:I just placed my order. This will save so much time, and electric for when I forget to unplug the water heater and everything. Thanks for the link.
     
  6. msgenie516

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    Hi,

    This is a great idea but I never heard of it, either. Thanks for the info! Genie
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

  8. Of course everyone must go to Tractor Supply right? They have them there. I did not know of a such thing until I found this forum but I am on my way to get one. I had been using a timer but this will be better.
     
  9. ThreeBoysChicks

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    Great Idea.
     
  10. moenmitz

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    Cool- I didnt know they had ones with different settings! The store only had ONE left, and I could use another, so I will order one as well. Temperature here this morning was a balmy 8 below zero-WITHOUT the wind chill factor. Brrrr.
     

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