Make a heated catbox house thingy for those cold winter nights.
Step 1: Materials
Here is a list of materials that you will need.
-Catbox with a door and a top or roof.
-A warm and cozy catbed. hahahahaha
-A pipe heater like the one in my beautiful picture.
-Some scrap styrofoam used as an insulator.
-Some old rags also used as an insulator.
-A roll of duct tape(optional, if your catbox came with vents)
-and of course, a kitty.
Step 2: Assembling
Take the bottom of the catbox and put the styrofoam in it. If the styrofoam doesnt cover the wholebottom of the catbox, than you can cut some scraps of styrofoam and put them into the open space. We dont want those cats to freeze.
Step 3: More Assembling
Put the rags on top of the styrofoam. Then place the heating coil in a spiral on top of the rags. What i did in the first picture was that i was making two heatboxes on 1 heating cord. so i only had half on the heating element to use in each catbox. the second picture with the long heating element, i was making another heatbox for my third cat that is outside.
now place the catbed on top of the heating coil and put the top on. make sure that the sensor is outside of the box so that it senses the cold air and makes the coil warmer.
the last picture is the heating coil going between the two boxes.
CAUTION: MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT TOUCH THE BLACK PART OF THE HEATING ELEMENT TO ITSELF. IT WILL OVER HEAT A SECTION OF THE ELEMENT.
Step 4: Troubleshooting
Oops, our door doesnt close. the solution, push the catbed down of course.
my catbox had vents. heat goes through vents and then heat is lost. the solution, put duct tape over it.