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Offline beesharp

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FA: Thermostat for Honey Oven
« on: August 20, 2006, 05:49:02 PM »
On ebay -
 
Sunne TC119 Grainger #2E848 Remote Bulb Heating or Cooling Thermostat 0 to 120 degrees

Thermostat,Remote Bulb  
Remote Bulb Thermostat, Contact Current Rating Resistive @ 120VAC 25 Amps, Contact Current Rating Resistive @ 240VAC 25 Amps, Inductive Rating @ 120 VAC 16 Amps, Inductive Rating @ 240 VAC 12 Amps, Differential 5 Degrees Fahrenheit, Switch Action SPDT, Temperature Range 0 to 120 Degrees Fahrenheit, Application Heating/Cooling, Bulb Length 4 1/8 Inches, Bulb Depth 5/16 Inches, Capillary Length 5 Feet, Height 7 Inches, Width 3 1/2 Inches, Depth 3 Inches, Dustproof
 
I used this thermostat when I built my my honey oven to gently warm crystallized or sugared honey. I made a box out insulation-board and used a light bulb as a heat source with a small fan to circulate the air. This thermostat uses a remote bulb and will turn the light and fan off and on to maintain 110 to 120 degrees. A 5 gallon pail of crystallized honey will liquefy in about 24 hours. The original wiring diagram is included.

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Jim

Offline Dale

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FA: Thermostat for Honey Oven
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006, 02:28:39 PM »
A wafer thermostat will do the same thing.  They are available at most repile stores, or and fowl incubator store.
Dale Richards
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