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Old 09-21-2012, 03:37 AM   #11
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For heat, I use a ceramic pet heater like this. Pet heater. I think it might be 150 watts. Also added a small fan blowing on the heater so the fan and heater turn on at the same time. This is in a 2 level insulated box with room for 8 carboys on each level,though sadly it has never been that full. Heh. It seems to work quite well.

It also has 2 rancos on the outside of the box that can get quite cold in the winter. -10F.? Just guessing there but probably pretty close. I think you'll be good there.

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:44 PM   #12
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Pet heaters or even a blow dryer work well.

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Old 09-21-2012, 12:46 PM   #13
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I use a 60W light bulb

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Old 09-24-2012, 03:18 PM   #14
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This is what I use.
http://www.amazon.com/Lasko-MyHeat-P...ceramic+heater

I would caution you on using the ceramic bulbs. I had them in mine last winter and I didn't like their performance. I think they would work much better if you have a fan of some sort with them. The little heater has a fan built in and it performed much better for me.

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