Heater placement

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by gaboon, 12 Jan 2008.

  1. gaboon

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    My sump is really small so I cant lie my heater horizontally. Does the whole heater have to be submerged or only from the coils down?
     
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  3. KevinW

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    The thermostat of the heater is usually in the top half so if that is out of the water the heater will be working to air temp and not your water temp.
     
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    Damn, could I put it in my overflow box?
     
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    Yes. Try to angle it and not have it vertically otherwise it would influence the thermostat
     
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    Thanks, the max angle I can get is 13°. Is that enough?
     
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    If you have good water flow through that area then yeah it should be ok.
     
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    As long as the heater remains fully submerged it will work properly, where it is placed is not so important as how it is placed.
     
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    Thanks
     
  10. mandarinman

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    as long as the water level in your overflow is constant
     
  11. Martinf

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    I've got two heats in my sump one chamber before the return chamber. I have a temperature controller connected but would just like to find out the best place for the probe to be positioned.
     
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    @Martinf the chamber befor the return chamber is great. there is no chance of the water level dropping in that chamber due to evaporation.
     
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    @butcherman that's were the heaters are. Where is the best place for the probe ? Or in the same chamber
     
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