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QFMAC

Soil probe thermostat

Hi guys.

 

I already have a Bio Green 2 Thermostat, but I need another cheaper thermostat for a heat mat I've ordered. 

 

Does anyone know what company sells one that is ok for the probe to be directly put into the soil for accurate readings and control?

 

Thanks

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i use three root it ones, digi readout with flexible probe, love them!

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11 minutes ago, ratdog said:

i use three root it ones, digi readout with flexible probe, love them!

Thanks mate. I've email them already, but they haven't got back to me yet.

So the probe is fine to place in the soil and not on top?

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Just now, QFMAC said:

So the probe is fine to place in the soil and not on top?

 

 

yep, i push it down a few inches and it works a treat. had them a good while now.

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4 minutes ago, ratdog said:

 

 

yep, i push it down a few inches and it works a treat. had them a good while now.

Thanks ratdog :yep: Right I'm off to go spend more money :rofl: :wallbash:

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1 minute ago, QFMAC said:

Thanks ratdog :yep: Right I'm off to go spend more money :rofl: :wallbash:

 

 

no worries mate, i have found that heat mats with a good thermostat and a good fan controller has helped my environment no end, it's been a bit pricey but you save on heating and get a good, more stable environment.

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9 minutes ago, ratdog said:

 

 

no worries mate, i have found that heat mats with a good thermostat and a good fan controller has helped my environment no end, it's been a bit pricey but you save on heating and get a good, more stable environment.

Cheers mate. I went for the Bio Green heat warmer 65cm x 40cm, 42W in the end.

 

There are more powerful ones on the market but they are a minimum of 75cm. That's the width of my tent. I was too worried about it touching the edges and causing a fire. 

Thanks for your advice mate. I honestly appreciate it.

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1 minute ago, QFMAC said:

Cheers mate. I went for the Bio Green heat warmer 65cm x 40cm, 42W in the end.

 

There are more powerful ones on the market but they are a minimum of 75cm. That the width of my tent. I was too worried about it touching the edges and causing a fire. 

Thanks for your advice mate. I honestly appreciate it.

 

 

no worries, for future reference they won't cause a fire as long as the cables are not folded onto each other causing hot spots.

 

i was using a 1m2 mat in a 1.2x.6 (half the tent) and having it coming up the side of the tent while i waited for another 1.2x.6 to come into stock without any issues at all.

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6 minutes ago, ratdog said:

 

 

no worries, for future reference they won't cause a fire as long as the cables are not folded onto each other causing hot spots.

 

i was using a 1m2 mat in a 1.2x.6 (half the tent) and having it coming up the side of the tent while i waited for another 1.2x.6 to come into stock without any issues at all.

Dam it :wallbash:I could have got a 95w, 75cm x 40cm in that case. 

That will teach me not to ask first. 

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2 hours ago, QFMAC said:

Dam it :wallbash:I could have got a 95w, 75cm x 40cm in that case. 

That will teach me not to ask first. 

Edit. 75cm x 60cm.

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