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    Iam sure that this is made but I cant seem to find it. Is there a UTH that comes w/ a built in thermostat that has temps displayed? I seen topics that talk about products that you have to add thermostats (i have no clue on wiring elec stuff s3.gif). I have a zoo-med UTH that iam using now. I was wanting to get a UTH that has that so I don’t have to worry about the temps getting crazy and burning the snake. If yall have links or know of a place I could get these it would help me a great deal when I get my new boas. Or if there not made is it best to place the thermometer
    At the floor level and above the floor? I was thinking about placing something like cardboard on the bottom of the tank so that my new snakes won’t get burned, and using zoo-med bark on top of the cardboard. Iam toying w/ my cage (40gal long glass tank)Temps and trying to figure out a way to keep the temps the same all year round. but not having much luck w/ this.
    Thanks for yalls help.

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    Hey Gun Lover,

    Well I am not sure if they make one as you described. Never heard of one, but these is an easy fix for you if you don't want to do any wiring.. Just click on this link and it will take you to a cheap, but good heat control device that all you will have to do, is plug your UTH into it and then plug the controller into your wall outlet.. Real simple..

    http://www.bigappleherp.com/Reptile_...at_924100.html

    Hope this helps..
    Steve

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    • #3
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      thanks for the link steve. that looks like what i need to order. i think i would prolly burn down my house if i try messing w/ elec wiring lol... iam still going to pick up a better thermom at wally-world. thanks again

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      • #4
        Re:UTH,heating,thermo's,etc...

        Well you reminded me with that question that I needed to order a new one myself. So all worked out..

        And yeah we don't want you to burn down your house. that is never a good thing..

        Steve

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        • #5
          Re:UTH,heating,thermo's,etc...

          Hi,
          You are addressing a very serious problem that is often overlooked by reptile keepers , the run away UTH.
          I use that thermostat on all my cages, I find I need to place the sensor for the thermostat about 1in from the heat source on the back of the cage. WHy ? if it touches the heat source it will shut off instantly.
          here's a post I did on heating cages a long time ago , the picture are messed up I lost many I had at another forum.
          hope this helps, :P
          ps I bought a thermometer gun at radio-shack that measures temps where you point it the temp gradients are huge in a cage.

          http://forum.redtailboas.com/index.p...;threadid=1260

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          • #6
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            Gun Lover,

            I too was having some problems with my UTH until I changed my set up. I now have my UTH running through a Zoo Med Reptitemp 500R thermostat. It has two plug ins available, so you can connect an UTH and a basking fixture if you want. I only have my UTH running through it, I use my dome fixture with a CHE in it instead of a basking light, this is plugged into a timer so that it kicks on during the morning and shuts off in the early evening. Here is one link where the thermostat is available. I know there are cheaper ones out there, but this one allows for expansion later on down the road if necessary with it's two plugs as opposed to the one plug most other thermostats have. I also use the ACU-RITE triple digital thermometer and humidity gauge that you can find at Wal-Mart for $14.98, it was a life saver! I found that my cheap analog dial gauges were more than 20% incorrect!! Good luck man.

            http://www.petco.com/product_info.as...ories&ct3=

            Jeff

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            • #7
              Re:UTH,heating,thermo's,etc...

              thanks for all yalls help. i going to order a thermomstat before i get my next boa. i dont want to have a run away uth and come home and see the results of not knowing how important this 20 dollar thermomstat is.. i been trying to toy w/ the temps and this seems the best way to go.once again thanks for all of yalls input and help.

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              • #8
                Re:UTH,heating,thermo's,etc...

                [quote author=Fonzy link=board=1;threadid=2436;start=msg15579#msg15579 date=1055339978]
                I also use the ACU-RITE triple digital thermometer and humidity gauge that you can find at Wal-Mart for $14.98, it was a life saver! I found that my cheap analog dial gauges were more than 20% incorrect!! Good luck man.


                Jeff
                [/quote]

                i tryed calling wal-mart and they was like what ??? ???. is it found in the pets section or where would i come across that thermometer ?? wasn't for sure if wal-mart still carried that thermometer any more or not

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                • #9
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                  Hey Gun Lover,

                  The ones that were mentioned by Fonzy are located in Wal-Mart in the lighting section. They are made by Precision Instruments (Acu-Rite). Just note. The two I have. The temps appear to be right on the money, where the Humidity on them are way off.. Could just be the ones I got. Just always double check and temp and humidity device to be safe...

                  Steve

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                  • #10
                    Re:UTH,heating,thermo's,etc...

                    [quote author=sclark link=board=1;threadid=2436;start=msg15612#msg15612 date=1055368259]
                    Hey Gun Lover,

                    The ones that were mentioned by Fonzy are located in Wal-Mart in the lighting section. They are made by Precision Instruments (Acu-Rite). Just note. The two I have. The temps appear to be right on the money, where the Humidity on them are way off.. Could just be the ones I got. Just always double check and temp and humidity device to be safe...

                    Steve
                    [/quote]
                    thanks steve. ill have to stop by wally-world tomorrow while iam at work and try to hunt them down. thanks for the info. i think i got a new person on the phone.but thanks again

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                    • #11
                      Re:UTH,heating,thermo's,etc...

                      If you have troble finding them, let me know. I can snap a few pics of the different ones they have for you..

                      Steve

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                      • #12
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                        [quote author=sclark link=board=1;threadid=2436;start=msg15679#msg15679 date=1055458489]
                        If you have troble finding them, let me know. I can snap a few pics of the different ones they have for you..

                        Steve
                        [/quote] thw wally-world here dont carry them..i saw them on big apple herp that i think iam going to order or ill wait untill i get moved to dallas.they have a big exotic shop there http://www.exoticshopusa.com/home/ and they should carry em there.thanks for the offer on the pics

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                        • #13
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                          Did you ask about them? They are located in the hardware department behind the paint here. I'm sure every Walmart varies from the others. Ask a few associates and see if they can help.

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                          • #14
                            Re:UTH,heating,thermo's,etc...

                            [quote author=XzyluM link=board=1;threadid=2436;start=msg15852#msg15852 date=1055633451]
                            Did you ask about them? They are located in the hardware department behind the paint here. I'm sure every Walmart varies from the others. Ask a few associates and see if they can help.
                            [/quote] yea sure did ask any 1 and every 1 could find.looked up and down the lighting,paint,hardware,even asked about there weather related stuff. iam gonna check the super center instead of the lil wally-world,and see if i have luck there. thanks for the help

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