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Cheap source for thermostat and heat mat for preventing rust

Bill D

Apr 1, 2004
Modesto, CA USA
I have been using a golden rod heater under my lathe to prevent rust. I also have a heating pad under my bench mill. I leave them plugged in all winter when the shop get below about 50 degrees. I see condensation at around 45 degrees
I just found out you can buy heat mats and thermostats designed for people growing seeds indoors. The thermostat goes down to 40 so it is well suited for my needs. It has a remote wired sensor probe. Many unknown brands on ebay or amzon. Just about #15 each. so $30 for a set. I will use just one thermostat to control both machines.
Bill D.