Sophisticated heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Grammahen, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Grammahen

    Grammahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a heat lamp out in my coop with a timer on it. Pretty easy device, just plug it in and set it. It will go off later in the morning because it gets too warm in there while I am at work. I have it set to go back on early evening.

    ButÂ… Do you know of any way that I can rig my heat lamp to go on and off by the temperature of the coop? Some sort of thermostat? That would be better I think.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I do believe they exist. Just like the timer but attached to a thermostat. I think some home depots sell them and some feed stores for that reason to keep things from freezing in winters.
     
  3. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SophieLain127 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a great idea. I might have to do something with this....lol.
     
  5. Grammahen

    Grammahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow thats great! Just what I need. I'll have to go find one. Thanks so much all!
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  6. flopshot

    flopshot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:those are what i use. mine are sold by Reddy Heater but any line voltage remote thermostat will work.
     
  7. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a plug that attaches to my heat lamp that turns on when the coop gets to 32 and off when it gets to 42. I've seen more pricey ones out there that you can set the temperature on. A good place to check is the reptile sections at pet stores.

    I bought my plug thingy at a feed store.
     
  8. Grammahen

    Grammahen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    [​IMG] I'll try the reptile sectiion at pet stores. I went all over town today 5 different stores and no luck!
     
  9. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use a reptile thermostat in my bator and brooder. Works great. Worth the $40ish I paid for it. Look online for a few good deals.

    Anny, I use a thermocube to keep heat on my rabbits. Like you said, turns on at freezing and shuts off at around 40. Not good enough from brooding but keeps the critters warm on a cold night.
     

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