Help needed for my Snake Rack

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  1. saximus

    saximus Almost Legendary

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    That's not how they work. I'm guessing the "ray" you're referring to is the laser pointer in it which is purely there to help you work out where you're aiming. The infrared radiation will be radiating from the tub material and be sensed by the gun. you can't see that.

    Yes. They're not designed to measure surface temperature like that.
     
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    Joe_do Not so new Member

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    Heat gun reads 29 degrees,
    That when the tub is sitting on the heat cord since almost 3 hours, the rise in the temp is very slow

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    Just an FYI @Joe_do the wattage is based on the length of the cord so swapping to a 100w won’t give you more heat just more cord.
     
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    Joe_do Not so new Member

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    Oh snap, that's not good then ,

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    I don't have mine routed in, I just have it taped down in place and I've got ceramic tiles over the top of it. I guess the tiles absorb and hold the heat better than your wooden shelf.
     
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    Joe_do Not so new Member

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    Doing that now would mean changing the whole structure of the rack


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    Yes I understand that.
     
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    Prof_Moreliarty Well-Known Member

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    What state are you in and what part of the house do you have your rack in @Joe_do? im on GC and have 2 passes 1.5-2cm apart and hot spot will get up to 37c in my rack if i dont regulate it.
     
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    Yeah my vision hatchy rack is only on 2 runs also and in a cold room and still hitting around 30+ . My arboreal rack with similar tubs and cord setup to yours is also hitting 30+ .. something must be off here ???? Is your cord running on a thermostat and possibly set to low ?? If so is your probe positioned in tub on hot spot ??(just running through a few ideas)
     
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    Mlb and the room temp at night drops around 11 to 15, sometimes lesser? Do u think coz the cord is routed more than 4 cm apart, that cld be the case ?


    Didn't even connect any thermostat? How far is Ur cords rows apart from each other in Ur arboreal rack, and I believe with vision racks there is no wood in between to stop the heat influx

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    Probably about 1-2 cm its a cb80 vision rack. Are your tubs flat bottomed and sitting flush on your cord? Might also just be a case of letting it run over night build up some heat . I cant see how its not getting your tubs to at least 30
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    Cord spacing might be a bit far apart
     
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    Yeah I tried leaving overnight doesn't help, they are flat tubs sitting on the rows of heat cord flat, I'll try n route the rows to 2.5 cm apart, reducing the distance between the rows, hope it helps

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    You may have a dodgy heat cord. I would buy another one before you start re-routing it.
     
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    Joe_do Not so new Member

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    Did that yesterday !!! Got myself another 60w heat cord

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    Yeah mate id try closer spacing thats gotta be the problem @Joe_do . If still not getting temp up i reckon you might need to heat the whole room up a bit , must be very cold in there !
     
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    7 rows, 2.5 cm apart, did the job !!!

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    Sweet
     
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    That's the go bud. Like I said, I run 8 passes at about 1-1.5cm apart and have never had an issue.
     
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    Yeah I guess bringing the rows closer does increase the heat !!! Lesson Learnt .....

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