HEATING TIPS ...
These "tips" are the
result of 17 years of keeping many Reptiles with many different
heating systems and talking with scores of other herpers that have
encountered any number of difficulties over the years. Had I known
all these things years ago I would have been a happy camper. Much
of it is just common sense but all of it was learned after many
years of trial and error.
- The number one
thing that you need to be aware of is that everyone has a different
situation to conquer. Your weather
is not the same as the weather that is here in Minnesota. This includes
both humidity and temperature. Houses down south are built differently
than they are here in the North Woods of Central United States.
We all keep different types of critters as well that have widely
ranging requirements for temperature, humidity and light cycle.
We have specially designed our products to work best for the widest
range of users without endangering the lives and well being of the
keeper or the kept. Sure we could use higher wattage heaters and
or install more of the actual heating materials that would make
it possible for someone who is actually trying to properly keep
tropical animals in a 60 degree basement, but that system would
be far more risky to be used by the vast majority of people who
are set up in more average household temperatures. So our challenge
is to build products that can meet the vast majority of Herpers
needs and provide the formula to help you be successful should you
have less than ideal conditions for your charges. This is our purpose
in listing all the following hopefully helpful tips:
- Do not use any more extension cords than is absolutely necessary. Additional cords means additional travel distance and more copper to spread out all the electricity. Too many cords will mean you will loose voltage and your heaters will not work as effectively. Just something else to keep in mind.
- Some thermostats and most rheostats will allow some loss of power. This loss of power may drop your voltage not allowing you to get the full potential from your heaters. If you are having difficulty heating whatever and you are using a rheostat, temporarily try the heater without the rheostat. You may find that the rheostat is the problem.
- No thermostat
is full proof. Thermostats can
sometimes stick in the full on position. Occasionally they will
stick off and sometime just don't all all the juice to flow through
correctly. A good rule of thumb is in most things in life you get
what you pay for. Cheap often is just that and not much more. The
same as with your rheostat, you can double check the efficacy of
your thermostat allowing the electricity to flow by temporarily
cages must be paid for before fabrication. All orders must be prepaid by any
of the following methods
(Certified bank check, money order, Postal money order, which are available at your local Post Office, or
personal check) I am now accepting credit cards through "PayPal".
5% Discount at the $1500 level.
10% Discount at the $4000 level.
15% Discount at the $15,000 level.
"Combo Stacks" already include the first tier 5% discount. An additional
kicks in at the $4000 and $15,000 levels.
Shipping is done via Ground. Shipping is FREE!!! The cost of shipping has already been included in the cage pricing.
Have questions? For a prompt response please call our knowledgeable sales department:
We strongly prefer the phone for all questions. Most questions require a back
and forth that can take an inordinate amount of time via e-mail. Emails are also
very often filtered by Internet spam filters coming or going and is unreliable.
For those reason, we are not able to answer all emails, but we do answer the
phone every day happily answering questions for our customers.
Hours 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Central Time Monday through Friday.
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Jeff Ronne Sr.
PO Box 865
Marshall, MO 65340
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