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    Re: Light Dimmer Rheostat Instructions

    Quote Originally Posted by llovelace View Post
    No power strips are grounded and cannot be plugged into this type of dimmer
    I usually break off the ground probe to get around that problem. Will that work?

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    Re: Light Dimmer Rheostat Instructions

    I don't see why not, the only problem I see is that with the dimmers you have to frequently monitor temps and adjust the dimmer, whereas if you have a herpstat type thermostat with prob it will adjust itself accordingly.
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    Re: Light Dimmer Rheostat Instructions

    Oh I will have a herpstat. But just in case I cant afford one when heat is needed.

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    Re: Light Dimmer Rheostat Instructions

    Quote Originally Posted by t-Roy View Post
    I usually break off the ground probe to get around that problem. Will that work?
    I wouldn't break off the grounding plug. If that thing malfunctions or something gets in it, all of your snakes/animals will be toast.
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    Re: Light Dimmer Rheostat Instructions

    how do i make it warmer on the cold side?
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    Re: Light Dimmer Rheostat Instructions

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    how do i make it warmer on the cold side?
    Use two UTHs with a dimmer connected to each one. Set the cool side temp accordingly.

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    Re: Light Dimmer Rheostat Instructions

    ive been looking for something liek this forever on the internet and when i find a link finaly...of course its on bp.net lol



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    Talking Re: Light Dimmer Rheostat Instructions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaorte View Post
    I wouldn't break off the grounding plug. If that thing malfunctions or something gets in it, all of your snakes/animals will be toast.
    & your place... The ground is there for a reason..

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    Re: Light Dimmer Rheostat Instructions

    I just got the exact dimmer yesterday, thing work great!

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    Re: Light Dimmer Rheostat Instructions

    They actually make converters to turn three prongs into two. I picked some up at Walmart.

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