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Old 12-17-2008, 12:59 PM   #1
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I built myself a Room to ferment in. I have been building it the past couple of weeks. I used a small dorm style frig , Love TS controller & 3 computer fans out of an old Dell server.I will heat with either a Heat lamp bulb or ceramic heater. Heres a few pics.




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Also I built a new Kegerator.



I wanted more room inside so I installed the manifold outside.


It holds 6 kegs with room to spare.


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Old 12-17-2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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Very cool! What did you make the door with? What material did you use for the interior walls? Is that switch the master switch?

More pics of the inside please.

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I am uploading them now, I used Fiberglass shower panels from Home Depot.
I used a door off of a upright freezer that I had that went bad an old R-12 unit. Also I used 3 inches of foam insulation.
These are all of the pics I have right now but if you want to see more I can take some tonight.





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A ferm room and a kegerator? I'm very jealous of your beer skills.

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And yes it is the master switch. when I want to run the heat I just plug it in and set the love to heat and the fans run with what ever I have pluged in or if i dont want the fans to run I just unplug it..
And to cool I just plug in the compresser and unplug the heat sorce.

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A ferm room and a kegerator? I'm very jealous of your beer skills.

O I built more, on the other side of that white door is my brew room. I will take some pics tonight and post them tommorow.
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Cool. It kinda looks like a shower, complete with soap holder.

What are the inside dimensions? Are you going to use shelving to get more fermenters in there?

If that heat light is too much, just try an incandescent light bulb. I use a 25 watt vanity bulb for my chest freezer and it keeps it a 65 degrees when the garage dips to 40.

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And yes it is the master switch. when I want to run the heat I just plug it in and set the love to heat and the fans run with what ever I have pluged in or if i dont want the fans to run I just unplug it..
And to cool I just plug in the compresser and unplug the heat sorce.
I leave the Love controller connected to the compressor and it will cycle my freezer to compensate for the heat generated from the light bulb.
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My shop dips further then 40 here in Michigan. Its 17 degs. out side right now.I tried a bulb but it takes to long to heat up that big of an area so I got the 240 w heat bulb and it works, but not as fast as the ceramic heater I have. Ya it does look like a shower, I will take the dimensions tonight. And there is plenty of room for shelves if I need them.I am 6'2" and I can just stand up inside.

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