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#21 Guest_cap_*

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 05:50 PM

:eusa_danc h3?

i just started to think about how im goin to do this....
thinkin duct tape may be my savior :lol:
any creative ideas on how to heat this thing without takin up the room that an HBomb would
dank you!:rasta:

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:16 PM

:eusa_whis thoughts, any1 ?

#23 Guest_radman_*

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 04:36 AM

What about a reptile themostat controler with either heat tape or a light bulb pluged into it? Thermostat placed on the level of the jars and the bulb or heat tape below.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 06:44 AM

anyone ever try/seen one of those electric coils they use to heat up there coffee in jail

Man its been awhile since i used one:teeth:

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#25 Hippie3



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Posted 25 May 2006 - 06:45 AM

yep that's it alright.
might just make a nifty heater eh ?
where did you find that
and what was it called ?

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 06:47 AM

hippie>> care to elaborate?
the pads will be lining the walls
nothing will even be touching them
i thought the only time you have a fire hazard is when resting weight on top of them?

heating pads are not design-safe for long operating times unattended.
they are only meant to run briefy under supervision.
get reptile heaters instead, designed for what you want.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 06:49 AM

Its an immersion coil.http://www.thesavvyt...rsion_coils.htm
This immersion coil heats water safely and quickly. It clips on to any heavy plastic cup or glass.

The 110/220V Immersion Coil is for use in both North America and overseas without a converter. It comes with a boil dry heat sensitive thermostat shut-off safety feature.

* In locations with 110 voltage, this coil will heat water but often not to a boiling point.
* You'll need one or more adapter plugs appropriate to the country or countries you'll be visiting.


* no-burn safety guard
* travel pouch
Used to make em out of hair clippers

#28 Hippie3



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Posted 25 May 2006 - 06:54 AM

found it
immersion heater
http://froogle.googl...=Search Froogle

pretty cheap too
cheaper than fish tank heaters
and no glass that can break.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 07:10 AM

if you found a container that held the perfect amoutn of water to keep it at say 78 then you would be set w/o thermostat. It cant possibly heat up a gallon to anywhere near boiling. Im going to experiment.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 07:30 AM

Try putting the incubator inside another container. If it's a rubbermaid type just get another like the incubator and put the incubator inside the other. The dead air space should help insulate it and keep in heat. your foaf might want to put a blanket over the jars also to keep the heat in. What foaf does for a nice even temp in the incubator is to make a tub in tub setup with a 50watt submersible heater in water inside the first tub set the incubator tub inside it and put a heat bomb inside too with a blanket covering the jars to hold heat. Foaf says the 2 heaters even each other out and the temp stays constant at whatever setting. Foaf says you realy don't want a temp more than 80 deg. F. because of possible contaminant growth acceleration especially with grains. With grains the excess heat makes the grains lose water and the excess moisture has caused wet spot in them at temps over 80 degs. even with tyvek filters. Foaf has had better luck leaving the jars at room temps, 65-75 without a furnace running, and has had less contamination issues. G'luck!

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