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    Re: New Rack Complete

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle S. View Post
    Did you use flexwatt or a heat cable?
    If you read through the thread, he used 4' flexwatt.
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    Re: New Rack Complete

    Quote Originally Posted by Anya View Post
    If you read through the thread, he used 4' flexwatt.


    Each shelf is wired individually with 4' of 3" flexwatt..

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    Re: New Rack Complete

    Glad to see that this thread has been so useful. My Rack has been taken apart and moved 3 or 4 times still a great rack. The bottom row tubs are alittle tight sliding the tubs in and out, do to slight sag.
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    Re: New Rack Complete

    Hi thanks for such a great thread

    I have plans to build a rack and this has really helped but i have one question please.

    My rack will be smaller as at the moment i only have a 6 month old Corn and a 15 month old BP. Can i build a rack like this that will house different sized rubs for varying age and sized snakes???

    If you have different sized rubs can you build different height shelves to accommodate them and maintain the correct temps by placing a smaller rub either further back towards the heat source or further forward to reduce the hot end temp ? Or as corns and Bp's have different ranges would it have to be 2 completely seperate racks?

    Or would i just have to have more thermostats to control the temps for each size rub ?

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    Re: New Rack Complete

    Quote Originally Posted by totalturnaround View Post
    Hi thanks for such a great thread

    I have plans to build a rack and this has really helped but i have one question please.

    My rack will be smaller as at the moment i only have a 6 month old Corn and a 15 month old BP. Can i build a rack like this that will house different sized rubs for varying age and sized snakes???

    If you have different sized rubs can you build different height shelves to accommodate them and maintain the correct temps by placing a smaller rub either further back towards the heat source or further forward to reduce the hot end temp ? Or as corns and Bp's have different ranges would it have to be 2 completely seperate racks?

    Or would i just have to have more thermostats to control the temps for each size rub ?

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    You can make each level whatever the height you need for the tubs you are using in that level. if you had two thermostats you could make the top levels one temp and the bottom levels another temp. you can always change the heights of the levels at a later date, you just take it apart and put it back together at whatever level you need for you new tubs.
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    Re: New Rack Complete

    Quote Originally Posted by mweippert View Post
    this thread is just what i was looking for and it answered all my questions on how to build a rack and was a lot simpler than another rack i was planning on building. also it hold 8 more snakes than the other plans i was looking at

    i live in an apartment and low on space would it be possible to stack one on top of another with some kind of steal strips. the one on top would be smaller shoe box or 15qt for my babies.

    i was wondering if the 41qt is the same height as the 32qt

    now it is time to go shopping
    Exactly what i was thinking

    This stuff gets me so pumped up

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    Re: New Rack Complete

    So you never have problems with it getting to hot or to cold in one of them?
    how's your humidity hold?

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    Nice Rack

    Great Job I like the storage the area at the top to keep essentials close by. I am needing to build one running out of room. If you dont mind me asking were did you get the plans?
    I have decided to stop counting how many BPs are taking over my house.

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    Re: New Rack Complete

    With these kind of racks, where do all the cords for the heat tape go? Did you drill holes in the back? Could you possibly post a pic that shows how the heat tape is installed? I'd love to build a personal rack like this.
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    Re: New Rack Complete

    Hey Half dawg, I just wanted to say thank you for the post and the design ideas. I am currently in the process of buying the materials. It's gonna take me a little while as I am on a bit of a tight budget. I just picked up two of the melamine boards today. Baby Step #1 taken. lol!! At any rate, I will be using 28qt. tubs for the top two levels, and 41qt. tubs for the other three levels. Thanks again, for the info and helpful ideas.

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