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Old 11-26-2008, 06:03 AM   #16
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try local www.grainger.com for this control http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...=28&submit.y=7

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Old 11-26-2008, 08:31 AM   #17
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If your going through a light bulb in just a couple days.
You got more trouble then a bad thermostat.
Not really, incandescents are only rated for 1000 hours or so, that's only a few weeks.

I just wonder what he's going to do after the incandescent light bulb ban goes into effect in 2013.
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Grainger doesn't sell to normal people. You have to have a corporate account.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:02 AM   #19
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If your going through a light bulb in just a couple days.
You got more trouble then a bad thermostat.
Sometimes, a light bulb might only last a couple of days. Other times, it might last two weeks. But, most seem to last only somewhere in the week range.

My wife's nephew is a licensed electrician. I talked to him about it. He came over and checked everything out for us and said he could find no problems. He told me to remember that some bulbs are stronger (last longer) than others. Beyond that, he said that the best he could figure was that when the light bulb stayed on all day when the temps got extra warm, the intense heat inside the well house weakened the filament, causing the bulb to blow quicker than it normally would.

I'm not an electrician, so I don't know. But, it made sense to me!

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Old 11-26-2008, 04:10 PM   #20
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Intense heat in the well house???

If its that intense, you'd have other things burning up.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:24 PM   #21
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Intense heat in the well house???

If its that intense, you'd have other things burning up.
Yes, intense heat is what was said. Not 1000 degree, 1500 degree and so on type of intense heat. But, I do know that at this time of the year when we can have temps in the teens at night (need the heat from the bulb) and in the 60's or 70's during the day, the sun shining on the metal casing of the well house, plus a 100 watt light bulb burning inside has raised the temp inside to over 125 degrees... don't know just how high... my therm. only goes to 125... and it was pegged!! That was the intense heat that my wife's nephew was refering to.

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I just wonder what he's going to do after the incandescent light bulb ban goes into effect in 2013.
To be frank with you, I'll probably be dead by then!

Alright, John was kind enough to to ship the thermostat to me. And, I believe that it will fix my problem. So, thank you all for your input... but, I'm done with this thread!

Robert

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Old 11-26-2008, 04:44 PM   #22
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They keep the lights on 24/7 in hot boxes, that exceed 140F.
And last far longer then a week.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:56 AM   #23
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There is one trick I done few time in some of the pump house I used the 240 volt bulb.,, I know they are pretty hard to find it but it last almost forever or you can wired two lightbulbs { 120 v each } in series and it will last very long time I know it will be dim but if used right size it will act like heater.

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Old 11-27-2008, 05:37 AM   #24
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Home Depot at one time sold a temp. controlled outlet.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:41 AM   #25
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The Honeywell Winter Watchman is an old standby for exactly what you are looking to do.
It is a plug in lamp module that turns on a lamp when the temp drops below a certain level. It is typically used for summer homes so that a full time neighbor can see that if a certain lamp is on the temp has dropped too low.
You can also use it to turn on a light for heat as in your situation.
The only draw back is the 120 watt maximum load.

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Sometimes, a light bulb might only last a couple of days. Other times, it might last two weeks. But, most seem to last only somewhere in the week range.ert
Have you been able to measure the voltage the light bulb is actually getting? I doubt that the room temperature or the light bulb's being on 24/7 is responsible for burnouts every few days or weeks.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:13 AM   #27
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all graingers sell over the counter to DIYers if yours doesn't find out whythey are not toooo technical behind the counter so you have to know what you want.
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Hi, Robert, did you have any luck finding a thermostatically-controlled socket? I need one for an infrared light in our chicken house. You'd think that since they make such outlets, they would have clued in, but can't seem to find one. Thanks!
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