Date: 1/2/18 12:33 pm
From: ann maddock (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Advice needed on Hummer Heater for sub-freezing temps
I have an easy design you can use. Email me off line and I will send to you
right away

On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 7:47 PM David Gardner <carolinabirds...>

> Yikes - just got back from a vacation and my hummer is still around
> happily sipping the ample nectar I left out. However, this coming week is
> going to be slammed with temps below 25 overnight. I set up a ceramic heat
> element designed for basking reptiles, using a dome lamp covering and
> hanging it from a tree about a foot over the main hummer feeder. It was
> creating a great spot of a comfortable 70 plus on a nice perch near the
> feeder and would have kept nectar from freezing as well. However, it
> started to drizzle ever so slightly and I looked more carefully and the
> light fixture said to be specifically for indoor use. So as of right now, I
> have no option that is safe in precipitation. Does anyone have any good
> suggestions? I have a variety of reptile ceramic and visible light heating
> bulbs but I need a durable wet weather worthy cover and fixture for it.
> Thanks,
> David
> Sent from my iPhone
> Sent from my iPhone

Ann Maddock <> Hatteras Island, NC

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