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 Post subject: best brooder heat source
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:48 pm 
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What is the best and most efficient heat source.
I currently have 2 brooders, one has a normal old fashioned globe that you cannot buy any more and the other has a small spotlight (40w) the spotlight gives off great heat but is very bright and not very energy efficient.
Are the ceramic ones good and are they energy efficient ?
best place to buy them and what size wattage ?
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 Post subject: Re: best brooder heat source
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:40 pm 
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60w Ceramic Globes are great and they use little power

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Agree with Joh.
They are about as efficient as you can get. I have seen some reports that they don't handle a lot of on/off cycles but I have run one for a long time through a thermostat and it is still going.
If you are prepared to wait they can be had from China on ebay for about $7. Other things you might want to look at are bayonet fitting to E27 adaptors (if needed) about $1 and digtal thermostats about $11.


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 Post subject: Re: best brooder heat source
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Thanks I will have a look at them.


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This is just the info I wanted also
Thanks

Do you need a sparky for the thermostat?


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 Post subject: Re: best brooder heat source
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CharlieK wrote:

Do you need a sparky for the thermostat?


No- just plug and go.


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Doggo approx how long do the ceramic globs last?

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 Post subject: Re: best brooder heat source
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I can't give a definite answer on that as I have not had one fail. At a guess mine has had a total of over six months operating time and is probably at least as long lasting as an incandescent globe.


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I was told today the CHG last up to 4 years [smilie=a_holycrap.gif] [smilie=a_holycrap.gif]

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