So I have constructed 2 DIY racks, One that is going to be for my females and it is 40 quart with the lids on design, this rack is 10 high, it is made of 3/4 in. plywood. The other one is going to be for my males and it is 32 quart size, it is slightly different in design due to it being a lidless design and it includes( slide) rails that the tubs slide in and out on. It also is 10 tubs high. Both of the racks are very close in height. I have done alot of research, And still I am stumped when it comes to heating these racks. The plywood rack I already have a piece of 11 in flexwatt installed on it but I have not tested it out yet-the flexwatt is secured to a piece of plywood and this is going down the middle of the back of the rack, on either side of this heat pannel if you will is a filler piece of peg board. The other rack I just finished today and am getting ready to install the flexwatt. SO FINALLY HERE IS MY QUESTIONS.
1. If I use the same length of 11 in. flexwatt for each rack, can I get away with a single thermostat.
2. Do you think because these are slightly different in design I will run into problems with the correct heat gradient.
I think as long as I keep the same length of FW I should be fine due to the racks being very similar in design. I just want to make sure before I complete this project. They are both enclosed on 3 sides so this should be fine.