Question: Shed for nighttime/cooler weather

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knechtion53

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I was given this shed free and wanted to use it for my Elvis' nighttime/cool weather house. I have a Kane mat 18x18. Would I anchor it directly to the shed or should I use plywood flooring to anchor. Wanted to know the best way to set it up.


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Most of my pig blankets just sit directly on the floor (those that aren't mounted on the walls), but for Dudley, my sulcata, I had to put 2x4's on the sides to keep the pad from moving. The 2x4's are screwed into the floor of the shed on all sides of the pig blanket, and the electrical cord is also secured to the wall. Here's a picture (complete with poop!):

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Thanks for your help Yvonne. The mat actually has holes in the 4 corners to screw it down but on the instruction paper that came with it there are several warnings to keep the mat away from other materials. I wasn't sure if it was ok to screw it into the heavy plastic of the shed or if securing plywood underneath it first would be better. I know I need to get some PVC to encase the cord also.
 
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