Heating Question

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Heating Question

Post by Bill » Fri, 11 Oct 2002 13:48:56



I'm sure this has been discussed here before but I can't seem to remember
the answers, so I'll have to ask again. I have a brand new waterbed heater
that has never been used and is still in the box. It has a thermostat
control and I was wondering if it may have any use in any of my enclosures,
the largest being a 250 gal. tank. I no longer have a waterbed and the
heater is just sitting on a shelf gathering dust.
                              Thanks
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Bill,
I used to be schizophrenic, but we're alright now?
 
 
 

Heating Question

Post by Cesiu » Fri, 11 Oct 2002 20:30:17


I assume you mean to heat water and not air, is this correct?
-Cesium
 
 
 

Heating Question

Post by Snake Whisper » Sat, 12 Oct 2002 04:24:18


The control with the thermostatic probe will work fine, if you hook it
to a lower wattage heating system. The waterbed heater will get WAY too
hot, being made to heat hundreds of gallons of water, even at the lowest
setting.

later,
Pete
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Heating Question

Post by Bill » Sat, 12 Oct 2002 07:08:17


After reading the replys here and some of the other herp groups I visit, I
have decided against using the waterbed for anything concering my herps. The
waterbed heater will continue to sit on the closet shelf and gather dust
until myself or someone else needs it for the use it was intended for.
                                         Thanks guys
--
Bill,
I used to be schizophrenic, but we're alright now?