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Resistive Wire for soil heating

Posted by tech-no-grow none (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 23, 11 at 15:49

I am interested in obtaining resistive wire for soil heating.

I'm looking for sources that are not Wrap-on's pre configured soil heaters.

If it helps - 100 ohms to 25 ohms per foot would work - needs to be an insulated wire.

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RE: Resistive Wire for soil heating

  • Posted by exmar 6 SE Ohio (My Page) on
    Sat, Sep 24, 11 at 7:47

Some years back I made a couple of cold frames, then converted one to a hot bed by adding electric cable. I ended up just buying some online. The closest I could come up with locally was "heat trace" cable at the local Electrical Supply house. I didn't go very far with the heat race due to time so don't know if it would have been viable.

Good luck,


RE: Resistive Wire for soil heating

Thank you for the prompt reply. I've noticed the 2 wire self limiting cable elsewhere but your brand name mention has led to a lower cost source of 2 wire self limiting product.

Still seeking the 1 wire product.

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