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remote control for heat lamp

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ams3651, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I went to CVS today and found a plug in remote control for a light. Im going to plug in my extension cord in the garage to it tonight and see if it works. It says it works to 50 feet. I have my heat lamp on an extension cord into my attached garage but its still very cold to go out there at midnight to plug it in. THis way I can just step out the door and hit the remote. I hope it works. I know I recently saw a similar thing in a catalog but i cant remember where.
  2. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    I have one too. The problem for me is that my house is about 100 feet from the coop, which is on the other side through a pole barn wall.

    Basically, I have to go down ther and shut it off from a few feet away.

    Hope yours works more efficiently.
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i just tried it out, I can turn it on and off from the living room. I have it plugged into the garage, which is attached to the house, and run an extension cord from it to the coop.
  4. laughing husky

    laughing husky Hatching

    Sep 2, 2008
    I put my heat lamp on a thermostat. If it goes below 40 degrees it automatically turns it on. It is a real chicken saver in Alaska...especially if for some reason I could not get home from work. It has not failed all year and I have one of the automatic temperature gauges in the coop and the remote on my windowsill. I am set to go [​IMG]

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