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Old 12-04-2008, 06:49 PM   #31
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Shouldn't run long enough to melt the foam.

A better alternative would be to get a electric hot pad at the drug store and hook it up to the external temp controller. Heck, even a light bulb (shielded) would probably make enough heat to keep the inside warm enough.

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seems like it would be a waste of energy.

the hot pad is a better idea.

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Old 12-07-2008, 11:41 PM   #33
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Great Idea! What are the dimensions of this bad boy? I have been looking for a solution like this for a while, I was saving up for a freezer but it would only hold at most 4 carboys. Same money at least 8 carboys! I was wondering if I went a little taller, I might be able to get in a metal shelf and double the volume.

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i should have taken better notes and/or posted this sooner after it was completed, as i don't have all the dimensions recorded.

i THINK this was 42" wide, 36" deep and about 40" tall...not real sure on the height

anyway, everyone's system should be built according to their needs.

i just purchased a freezer and it will only hold two carboys (but it will store lots of other stuff.) the cabinet is definitely a better way to go...cheaper, too, if you do it right.

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42" and still holds 6 carboys. Sweet! I am in the planning stages for mine, Now I am thinking 48" wide x 48" deep x 72" high. maybe put a metal shelf in the middle?

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Old 12-09-2008, 03:12 PM   #36
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Shouldn't run long enough to melt the foam.

A better alternative would be to get a electric hot pad at the drug store and hook it up to the external temp controller. Heck, even a light bulb (shielded) would probably make enough heat to keep the inside warm enough.
I've heard that the pet supply places have a "ceramic light bulb" for keeping terrariums warm. That doesn't emit light.
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42" and still holds 6 carboys. Sweet! I am in the planning stages for mine, Now I am thinking 48" wide x 48" deep x 72" high. maybe put a metal shelf in the middle?
that would be rad. please post pics when finished
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42" and still holds 6 carboys. Sweet! I am in the planning stages for mine, Now I am thinking 48" wide x 48" deep x 72" high. maybe put a metal shelf in the middle?
with a shelf in the middle you won't be able to walk in to get the carboy in the back
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i'm sure you could reach in there. you may have to do a lot of switching in and out at times...be careful with your back! but still...that would hold like 18 carboys!

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i'm sure you could reach in there. you may have to do a lot of switching in and out at times...be careful with your back! but still...that would hold like 18 carboys!:
Yea, I am thinking Meads in the hard to reach spots, they will be there longer, and the beers in the 'sweet' spots

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I've heard that the pet supply places have a "ceramic light bulb" for keeping terrariums warm. That doesn't emit light.
I saw these reptile heat lamps

I was thinking of controlling it with a Love controller

If the funds come in, I hope to get started soon.

Thanks for the great idea!
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