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....keep the ambient temperature warm without having to keep your whole room warm?

currently I only own one snake and in order to keep her the cool/ambient temperature up I have to heat the room its in. what other ideas do you suggest to keep the rub temp right??


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ps sorry for the typo in the title should hav been 'WHATS the best way to...'
 

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You just rest the holder with the ceramic in it on top of the aluminium mesh.

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ahha! now I get it! thanks!
are you using that for you hot end or just the overall temps?
I'm currently using a heat mat for my hot end....
 

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ahha! now I get it! thanks!
are you using that for you hot end or just the overall temps?
I'm currently using a heat mat for my hot end....

Overall temps - it provides a hot spot certainly, but because the heat is coming from overhead it actually heats the air rather than objects in contact with a heat mat, so the ceramic maintains an ambient temp throughout the RUB from a single heat source. If that makes sense :lol2:
 

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ok I get you so if I did this would I need to bother with a heatmat at all? or would the hotspot from the ceratic be good enough for he hot end?
 

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ok I get you so if I did this would I need to bother with a heatmat at all? or would the hotspot from the ceratic be good enough for he hot end?
I hate heatmats and very rarely use them. I dont use heatmats at all with the setup in the pics above - and that setup requires a hot spot of 95, a hot end ambient of 80+ and a cool end of mid to high 70s - that setup achieves those temps with only the ceramic heating it : victory:
 

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You just rest the holder with the ceramic in it on top of the aluminium mesh.

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nice looking retic - this is the second best pic you have ever posted:whistling2:
 

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Has anyone ever bothered insulating their rubs with polystyrene sheet?
Nah, ive never found it necessary when heated with a ceramic. Temps get high enough with ease - but if you live in an exceptionally cold house it could be an option.
 
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