Originally Posted by StormBird
I just picked up an old appartment fridge the other day for $25.
I just put the aquarium controller on order, and now I'm wondering if it carry enough amperage to run a fridge. The surge current from turning the fridge on and off all the time could be a killer.
For heat I am just going to use a hair dryer.
I also have a muffin fan from a computer I'll use to keep the air inside moving to assure an even temperature.
Some hair dryers can pull a lot of amps, and aren't really meant for continuous use although if set on low you probably wont have a problem, I have melted a hairdryer using it for an extended time on high. I use a small electric heater set on low (750 watts) works great.
This time of year you can find those small heaters on sale pretty cheap, probably less than a hairdryer.