Originally Posted by Jeffers3
Sorry if it came across as critical of you. All I wanted was to advise the beginner that this isn't how a thermostat is meant to be used, that's all. I'm sure your animals are fine and dandy.
My main gripe is actually with the hopeless thermostat manufacturers in this country, who charge extortionate amounts of money for products that aren't fit for purpose. They don't even have reliable thermometers built in, or digital displays on most of them. There's no excuse for it these days - we shouldn't have to put up with 1960s technology at 2012 prices.
That's quite alright, I know that people will differ in their ways, its the final result that counts!