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Re: Substrate Heating

> Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 19:15:39 -0500
> From: "James Purchase" <jpurch at interlog_com>
> In all of the pondering that has gone on over the years on the subject of
> substrate heat, very little attention has been paid to the fact that unless
> ambient room temperature is relatively low, the heating coils/pads/whatever
> will rarely, if ever be "on".
> <snip>
> It might be that what was or seemed like a good idea once upon a time, is
> not really relevant any more, unless you live under conditions where ambient
> room temperatures can and do regularly fall into the shivering range for
> large portions of the year.

I disagree. As mentioned earlier, we have one of the relatively rare (?) homes 
that is climate controlled. It is heated to maintain 69 F in the winter and 
cooled to maintain 75 F in the summer.  Our coils cycle just fine and I rarely 

George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)