Re: NANFA-- Old style heaters - usage?

Sajjad Lateef (
Thu, 29 Mar 2001 22:25:28 -0600 (EST)

For a low setting, the strips should be barely touching. When the target
temp is reached, the connection breaks when the bimetal bends away due to
the heat. Correct?


On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, D. Martin Moore wrote:

> Hey, I still use these "old style" heaters. One of the two strips is
> bimetallic and functions as a thermostat. When the bimetallic strip bends
> far enough to contact the other strip (usually the one which is adjusted
> with the screw) then the heater comes on. If you turn the screw way down,

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