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OfflineBirdman
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Overkill!
    #1302271 - 02/12/03 11:36 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

OK...I was reading through some old post and they got me thinking about using a heating pad. So I was in search of something better and safer than the heating pad. Since I usually OVERDUE everything...I figured I'd spend a couple bucks and have fun with my hobby.

So I went to a local garden store and found a water proof heating pad w/ a temp control. The heating pad is able to be placed right into the terrarium. The heating pad plugs into a temp control device that you set the correct temp for your application.

This is a pic of my setup. The casings (SOS casings) are sitting directly on the pad.


This probe is the sensor for the temp control. (It should be stuck into a cup of soil and I will do that tonight).


I'll upload a picture of the temp control device ASAP. I'm over my limit.

Then I also got a remote temp/humidity guage. The sensor for this also sits in the terrarium and it reads out on this display on my shelf.


The remote temp/humidity guage can have up to three remote sensors. So if you have more than one terrarium you can monitor all three at once and you don't have to keep disturbing your growing environment. Pretty damn cool I thought.

I agree...overkill...but I'm having fun...thats what counts!








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Post deleted by MOE THE MAD SCIENTIST [Re: Birdman]
    #1302341 - 02/12/03 12:01 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)



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Re: Overkill! [Re: Voodoo]
    #1302348 - 02/12/03 12:04 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

overkill, hah.

any thing worth doing is woth doin acess.

nice set up indeed.


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Re: Overkill! [Re: Birdman]
    #1302363 - 02/12/03 12:07 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Very nice!


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Re: Overkill! [Re: Birdman]
    #1302378 - 02/12/03 12:17 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

lookin good., yes please do tell us more about your temp./humidity gauge w/ probe.


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Re: Overkill! [Re: Ripple]
    #1302398 - 02/12/03 12:24 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

This is a picture of the temp control. It is just a simple dial. The sensor runs out of the back and sits in the terrarium. The heating pad plugs directly into the temp controller. The controller will turn the heating pad on/off according to the set dial.

Sorry for the sidewaz picture...I couldn't rotate it. I have the controller velcroed *sp* to the side of my terrarium.



I got the heating pad/temp control at a very large gardening center in my area. It is made by Pro-Grow Grow Products. It was $100 bucks with the water proof heating pad...but the best thing about it is you can plug anything into it. (heating pad, heating rock, fishtank heater ect.)


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Re: Overkill! [Re: A0999]
    #1302409 - 02/12/03 12:27 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Whyd you put the pad inside, your like blocking all the moisture of the perlite

Now theres only 2 inches of perlite on the sides of the pad, just put it underneath, or watch your house burn down because the package said it was water resistant or water proof "whatever"

and no im not a firefighter, i have sex for a living.


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Re: Overkill! [Re: pussycontrol]
    #1302448 - 02/12/03 12:41 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Well, first off, I don't belive I'm "blocking" the humidity. My guage is directly in the middle of the pad and it is still reading correctly. Also, these are sealed incubating casings. Once the mycelium has grown to the top and established itself I'm removing the pad and temp control for the growth stage. This setup should only last about a week till my casings are ready to go.

I'm no engineer but the pad is completely made of rubber with no seals or openings...it seems extremely water proof to me. I would rather have it in the terrarium rather than sitting on my carpet. The pad is made to be placed in a terrarium to help "seed" growth. The humidity will not bother it. Its also made to be left on for long periods of time unlike a household heating pad.

I'm definitely going to keep a close eye on it for a while till I feel 100% comfortable.

wait...I am an engineer! sweet!


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Re: Overkill! [Re: Birdman]
    #1302533 - 02/12/03 01:24 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

id didnt want to break out physics but ok.
THe surface lets say is 2ft squared (or whatever)
If you placing this pad which is 10x16 inches on your perlite.
#1. your taking up valuable space.
#2. the surface its covering is letting less perlite to make moisture.
#3. i guarantee that much direct heat is NOT good. (ive burned many cakes)
#4. your gonna burn the house down, and youll think about this post then.

suggestion: piece of wood - pad - rubbermaid.
did you actually plan on puttin the cakes and casings on the pad??
Youll figure it out birdman, i know you will.

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Re: Overkill! [Re: pussycontrol]
    #1302539 - 02/12/03 01:30 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I highly doubt hes gonna burn anything with the pad sitting on moist perlite..

But the cakes may very well dry out. I'd definately put something between them and the pad.


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Re: Overkill! [Re: pussycontrol]
    #1302547 - 02/12/03 01:35 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I guess its just a differeance of oppions but
#1-The pad is flat...I'm taking up no space.
#2-The perlite is making the same amount of moisture. The Humidity will travel throughout the terrarium. The water molecules want to fill the dry are (path of least resistance). In other words...the air above the 4" of exposed perlite will not be the only humidified air...all of the air will be humidified. Also, the cups are sealed, so humidity is not a huge issue in my case.
#3-the temp controler turns the pad on and off according to the exact temp of the soil. The probe is in one of the cups (not an actual cup with mycelium...just soil). This will prevent the cups from over heating. Once again, the cuos are seled so the moisture content stay the same.
#4-I pray that you will not be correct...I hope you never have to say I told you so. I wouldn't do something that risky...I used good judgment. I'm pretty parinoid...I wouldn't let something unsafe happen...I HOPE!!


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Re: Overkill! [Re: Birdman]
    #1302608 - 02/12/03 02:10 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Setup looks nice. It looks similar to a waterbed heater. One question... Can one buy that guage seperate or do you have to purchase the entire rig? I just need the gauge and sensor. Damn I wish I had to worry about heating my terrarium, instead of cooling it down :frown: 


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Re: Overkill! [Re: ]
    #1302618 - 02/12/03 02:14 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

yes...the gauge comes separately. I've been trying to find it on the web in order to post it for you guys but I'm having some trouble. I'll let you know if I have any luck...but they definitely come separate.


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Re: Overkill! [Re: Birdman]
    #1302623 - 02/12/03 02:16 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Let me know, MCL......


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Re: Overkill! [Re: ]
    #1302782 - 02/12/03 02:58 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

bingo...here ya go...

Pro-Grow Supply Corp.
Brookfield, WI
414-781-1150
800-331-0590

They have a variety of different heating controls (for one or multiple pads). The also have electric soil sterilizers, soil mixers, and heating pads (I don't think their heating pads are water proof...the one I bought was a different brand).


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