How to make a heat tile?

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Talanthas

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I'm assuming that you either zigzag or coil a heat cord/heat tape on bottom of enclosure under a ceramic tile and hold it in place with silicone?
 

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I'm assuming that you either zigzag or coil a heat cord/heat tape on bottom of enclosure under a ceramic tile and hold it in place with silicone?
You have the right idea but I guess it depends on how big a tile you want to make. And what sort of enclosure you have; if it's wooden then a heat cable under a tile is the go, if it's glass then you could buy a heat mat and stick it underneath the glass.
I made 1 for my Lace Monitors in their outdoor enclosure that was 2 tiles glued together with a spiralled cable glued in and a wooden frame around the edge to keep it solid
 

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Looking at going with a wooden enclosure but as I am going to use form ply I may have to scrap my original idea and go with your design. Hard to get anything to stick to form ply. Your "sandwich" design would be easier. Cheers. Much appreciated.
 

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Form ply is very heavy ( and expensive unless you get freebies). I built my wooden ones out of 42mm DAR pine and dressed it in shiplap with a 7 ply base and then stained it. A lot lighter, you can even get pine air vents to keep it natural looking
 
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