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Offline jaicmac

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FermWrap Heater Repair
« on: August 11, 2010, 09:06:00 AM »
Another FermWrap heater bit the dust...one of the couplings attached to the electrical cord beame dislodged.
Anyone have experiece repairing these? Thanks

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Re: FermWrap Heater Repair
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 12:14:43 PM »
I solved my own problem:
I found that the FermWrap Heater (sold widely for $30) tended to come undone easily.
I was able to repair mine by taking apart the wire clip insulator that had come undone, reattaching the clip and reinsulating the clip with “liquid electrical tape” ($5.00 at the local hardware store). A thorough discussion of how to repair/build your own "FermWrap" heater is available on the web ( http://www.arbreptiles.com/cages/flexwire.shtml). The flex-tape (heating element) sells for $3.50 a foot at several places  on the web (e.g.,  http://www.reptilebasics.com/11-flexwatt-heat-tape.html )as does the  $5.00 wire clip insulator (e.g., http://www.reptilebasics.com/wire-clip-insulator-set.html).