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Re: Heat strips
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2019, 02:45:05 PM »
Thanks Dave let me ask you this do you think 1 strip is capable of maintaing 170 f in a standard hot box ?

Not sure how that would work.  we put them right in the form with a layer of insulating material between then and the bow. We put one on top and one on bottom
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Re: Heat strips
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2019, 02:45:12 PM »
I'm fine wif the link...

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Re: Heat strips
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2019, 04:09:42 PM »
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Re: Heat strips
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2019, 06:51:58 PM »
That is pretty wild looking and way more complex than my brain can caculate (kak-uh-late). I would really like to find a PID setup that I can program three different temps at 2 hour intervals. For those who missed it, that is a shameless plug for the brain trust to guide me  :goldtooth: :saywhat: :goldtooth:
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Re: Heat strips
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2019, 07:03:38 PM »

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Re: Heat strips
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2019, 07:18:49 PM »
Sweet :shaka:
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Re: Heat strips
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2019, 08:20:40 PM »
I don't know but the guy shur did pull his hands away in a hurry when the press came down, hate to do that all day, hope he has good health insurance with Bear.

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Re: Heat strips
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2019, 10:32:47 AM »
The only use I’ve been aware of for the heat strips is in lieu of a heat box; they go on the press itself between the aluminum pressure strip and the formica.  This method makes more sense to me than the heat box; direct, even heat across the bow’s surface.  I got a heat controller that was kind of a pain to wire up, but the strips work great, even though I’ve had a couple of bonehead moments.  I sliced into one of them on accident, and once the thermocouple slipped out cooking a bow at 330 degrees for about an hour until I caught it.  Everything was fine except the bow.  These seem to be the same quality as the ones I bought from Mike Fedora years ago.  Lost those in a house fire.  They weren’t on at the time, btw.
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Re: Heat strips
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Re: Heat strips
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2019, 02:02:08 PM »
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Re: Heat strips
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2019, 07:21:11 PM »
Same setup I am using,, T/D limbs done in a hour. depending on your ambient temperature of your work zone you will have to adjust current. I use 2 ktype thermocouples on my form to measure surface temps of the limbs.

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