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    anyone ever design a heater for a dog house?

    Trying to figure out a good way of providing heat to a large type insulated doghouse....found the following via google

    http://cozywinters.com/shop/dog-house-heater-ac.html


    i'd like to be able to control the temp. with a thermostat and would probably put the rubber flaps, kinda like they use for walk-in boxes at the door....

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    That dog's name better be "Lucky"!

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    Karst means cave. So, I search for caves.

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    I know this sounds weird. Around here most people put flaps over the door and have an electrician wire a light socket in there and use a 100 watt bulb for heat.

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    Keep the dog comfortable and looking good for the ladys.
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    All that's necessary is a 1500 Watt space heater and a long extension cord - resistance heat is expensive so borrow some electricity from the neighbors, exterior outlets permitting.

    Is this thread for real?
    General public's attitude towards our energy predicament: "I reject the reality of finite resource depletion and substitute it with my own; energy is infinite, we just need an alternative storage medium to run the cars on. The economy can grow indefinitely - we just need to "green" everything! Technology is energy! Peak what?"

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    Did somebody say," hot dog house"?? 'Cause that sounds grrrreat!

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    HAHAHA....let me explain a little more.

    It's for a couple of sea otters in which they built a little doggy house basically out of plywood and insulated. The problem is that if the air temp is too low (below 80 at night) they won't mate, which apparently is a problem.

    I originally told the keeper, "duh...just throw in a heat lamp".....well I guess they think it may somehow burn itself on the metal screen on the cieling of the box. I guess they tried the heat mats and the otters would leave, weren't happy.

    So yeah this whole thing is pretty silly.....

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    Feed the otters some Viagra and Budweiser........







    Problem solved......


    I need a new signature.....

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    why not use a small electric water heater and pump warm water under the floor like raidiant water heat?

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    Don't kill your doggie!!!

    We found a customer who heated HIS dog house with the little 2" pvc pipe that blows out nice warm air from the furnace!!! Don't know how often he had to replace the dog???

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    Quote Originally Posted by evankoehn View Post
    We found a customer who heated HIS dog house with the little 2" pvc pipe that blows out nice warm air from the furnace!!! Don't know how often he had to replace the dog???

    hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by darryl123 View Post
    why not use a small electric water heater and pump warm water under the floor like raidiant water heat?

    Animal keepers tried heating the floor already and they are convinced that the animals don't like it......


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