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RE: Has anyone researched......?

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Posted by: zach_whitman at Tue Jan 18 23:54:36 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by zach_whitman ]  
   

There are too many variables for anyone to answer this question. I know you provided a lot of info, but everyones room conditions, rack designs, heater wattage, and type of thermostat are different.

Yes it is safe to router grooves in melamine/particle board. This is how I heat my cages. I router the grooves into each shelf to give belly heat. It will giev you a much bigger gradient than using back heat. I router extra grooves every 1.5 inches. That way depending on the species, room temp, and desired hot spot temp, I can add or take away heat cable as needed.


   

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