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    Default Heat pad attached to plastic tubs?

    How do people manage to safely attach heat pads to plastic tubs without having them burn? I'd like to move my pacman frogs to a much more simple cage such as a plastic tub, but I'm too worried the tub might catch on fire..

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    Default Re: Heat pad attached to plastic tubs?

    The crucial thing you need is a reptile thermostat which will keep the heat pad from exceeding your desired temperature. Lots of people heat tub racks with heat tape or heart cable which works as long as they use thermostats.

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    Default Re: Heat pad attached to plastic tubs?

    Can it still catch on fire with a thermostat?

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    Default Re: Heat pad attached to plastic tubs?

    If it's a cheap or poorly made mat or gets thermal blocked, it can malfunction and potentionally cause a fire. The thermostat will prevent this with high quality uk made cloth heat mats but not always with printed element mats which can get hot spots. Leave a gap underneath the rub so there is airflow around the mat.

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    Default Re: Heat pad attached to plastic tubs?

    There is a heat pad that you can use with plastic tubs but I don't know the name of it.

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    Default Re: Heat pad attached to plastic tubs?

    If you do find the name of it, please tell me. I would really like to know.

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    Default Re: Heat pad attached to plastic tubs?

    Heating pads and mats specifically designed for herps are pretty safe, it's uncontrolled heat tape that'll burn your house down. I've used cobra heat mats® without a thermostat on plastic containers and bins for decades and never had a problem.

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