thanks for the advice!
how much does these reptile warmers go for? i may consider getting the reptile warmer to help the process along. as far as a chamber, i may not build one (at least not yet) because i already have a heating wrap for my fermenter.
i have also read in several places that putting the beer in the fridge for 48 hrs before drinking also helps in the carbonation. i didn't wait the 48 hrs because i got a little too impatient on waiting to drink my homebrew instead of drinking the coors that i have in the fridge.
this may also be part of the solution as well.