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Uth And Thermostat Info Needed

Discussion in 'Kingsnakes' started by Elysa, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Elysa

    Elysa New Member

    Hi guys! I've owned snakes since August of this year. My 3 tanks have UTH and i lack Thermostats for all 3 tanks. 1. I am petrified of my UTHs shorting or some how starting a fire. My tanks are raised, cords and uth have plenty of room with nothing resting on them. My tanks are actually about 2 inches above their tables to allow for proper ventilation. 2. Should i get thermostats? I was informed they could actually short out my UTHs...

    I just basically need advice to figure out how to keep animals i love so much without the threat of burning my home down
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Never heard anything about a stat causing a short out. A stat functions as an on off switch.
  3. AmityReptiles

    AmityReptiles Well Established Member

    Yes a stat is a necessity with UTH's especially. It just turns it off when it reaches the desired temperature and on when it gets too low, so I don't think it wears out the components as much as an unregulated uth going full bore all the time.
    The issue would be if the t-stat is wired incorrectly/unsafely. But there are several t-stats that come prewired and mostly idiot proof, if you are worried about wiring.
  4. Elysa

    Elysa New Member

    Can you suggest a good stat?
  5. Qwerty3159

    Qwerty3159 Elite Member

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