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Old 03-03-2009, 06:59 PM   #21
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Pretty cool man, nice job

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Old 03-16-2009, 10:53 PM   #22
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Pretty cool man, nice job
Thanks! We'll see how she works pretty soon...I'm looking forward to the warm weather.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:58 PM   #23
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Looks really nice, man. Hope it holds up to summertime temperatures.

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Old 03-18-2009, 03:03 AM   #24
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FLARG! That is most awesome. Ok, you are officially my hero. (er, for the time being... enjoy it while it lasts ;-).

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Old 03-18-2009, 03:35 AM   #25
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nice job. i'll be checking in to see how it holds up to the hot weather. i'm in texas and it gets pretty hot here. if it holds up i may just have to build one myself

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Old 03-19-2009, 05:32 PM   #26
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How much does it cost on your monthly bill to run it? I am going to make a similar project, and that is one concern.

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Old 03-19-2009, 05:49 PM   #27
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Nice job man!

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Old 03-19-2009, 06:30 PM   #28
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How much does it cost on your monthly bill to run it? I am going to make a similar project, and that is one concern.
I'm not sure how much it costs yet, since it hardly ever comes on. I suppose I should grab one of those "kill-a-watt" thingys and measure the draw when it turns on, and then see how long it stays on during the day. But man, that sounds like so much work and so much will depend on the garage temperature. Most refrigerators cost under $10/month to run for a 135kwh unit. This fridge has a much smaller compressor, is only cooling to 60F, but has more space to cool than it was designed for. I'm assuming it will cost around the same, and that's fine by me.

I'll keep y'all posted as the weather warms up. It's topping out at around 70F this week, but my garage stays in the mid 60's all day. Now that primary fermentation is almost over for my IPA the fridge isn't even kicking on anymore. In late april it should start hitting 90F regularly, and by middle of May it will be closing on 100F. That will be the ultimate test of my insulation abilities on this box. I think it will easily achieve 60F internal temperature throughout the hot summer. I'm stocked up on ales for the next few months, so I may start a few lagers. That will probably push this unit to its limit.

Thank you for all for the input!
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:23 PM   #29
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That's really cool, man!

Good timing too because I have been planning something similar and I have to say it was a little scary to see your workbench has almost the same design to my own! I got the plans off the web but the basic setup is just about the same so it would be easy for me to do a similar thing for my chamber. Check it...

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Look familiar? I didn't add the drawers underneath or the swing-top addition but the basic design is like yours! You can sorta see our deep-freeze on the left side of the shot...I was planning to move that down and build the chamber where it is now. So it would be a mirror-image of yours.

Thanks for posting...mind if I use some of your design?

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Old 03-23-2009, 03:47 PM   #30
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That's really cool, man!

Good timing too because I have been planning something similar and I have to say it was a little scary to see your workbench has almost the same design to my own! I got the plans off the web but the basic setup is just about the same so it would be easy for me to do a similar thing for my chamber. Check it...

Look familiar? I didn't add the drawers underneath or the swing-top addition but the basic design is like yours! You can sorta see our deep-freeze on the left side of the shot...I was planning to move that down and build the chamber where it is now. So it would be a mirror-image of yours.

Thanks for posting...mind if I use some of your design?

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LOL, nice workbench! Yep, looks like you found the same plans I did...great little write-up on that. I used to have the full bottom shelf and the recessed area for my chop saw, but then I started brewing! Very nice looking setup you have there. Feel free to use the design, I hope it works out well for you!
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