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 Wiring

Has anyone wired a dimmer to an outlet?
I need to control the temps on my Ceramic Heat Emitter.
I tried wiring it and I flipped the breaker.

I live in the US working with 110v power.

I have searched and searched and not found out how to do it.

If someone could tell me that would be awesome.



03/24/10  08:59pm

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  Message To: My name   In reference to Message Id: 2135828


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Is it in a regular plug-in ceramic light fixture? I suck at wiring too, but they do sell lamp dimmers for about eight dollars that are very, very well-hidden under piles of other stuff near where the plug-in ones are. Sometimes you actually have to flag down a store employee to unearth them, because stores really, really want to pay thirty bucks or so for the priveledge of doing lots of work and electrocuting yourself, but the easy-solution ones will be in stock everywhere forever... probably because they keep them so hidden.
I’ve got to ask: what are your ambient room temperatures, that you’re using a CHE for a carpet?



05/04/10  12:32am

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  Message To: JackAsp   In reference to Message Id: 2145214


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I was able to wire it straight through an extension and immediately had an epiphany about how it would be done for an outlet.

it is a 100 W CHE in a cage that is 4’x2’x2’. my room temp is mid 60s. I have it on the lowest it can go and it stays just about perfect... as it warms up I will probably just unplug it. It stays cool here except for the few hot days. (suburbs of Seattle)



05/13/10  01:34am

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  Message To: My name   In reference to Message Id: 2147132


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Yeah, 60s could be tough. That would be a "winter is coming" signal.



05/14/10  11:56pm

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Winter didn’t really happen this year lol. spring has been dragging on and is finally starting to show signs of summer. I may get a less powerful bulb if I need to. For light I use CFls. He hasn’t been in his new tank yet...



05/18/10  12:13am

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  Message To: My name   In reference to Message Id: 2148405


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CP under cages and enclosures once posted how to do that. I beleive he even made a You Tube Video on it.



08/11/10  12:33pm


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