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Old 06-23-2011, 12:36 AM   #1
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How can I insulate the top? The glass seems inefficient.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
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Cold sinks. Not terribly inefficient. I guess you could create some sort of foam panel insulation that sat above the glass if need be, but I wouldnt bother.

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:56 AM   #3
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It's probably fine the way it is, but if you want to get anal, you could do a couple different things. First, you could just put some blankets on top. Second, you could go to Home Depot and buy some rigid foam insulation and cut it into squares. Both methods are cheap, but if I had to guess I would say that the top is dual pane plexiglass which is probably a good insulator.

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:38 AM   #4
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Block the light, cover with towel or cardboard.

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:21 AM   #5
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or tin/aluminum foil.

 
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:24 AM   #6
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I'd just worry about covering for light. Blanket would be easiest.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:26 AM   #7
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Paint the glass something opaque.

If you really want to do something to insulate, I would "go to Home Depot and buy some rigid foam insulation and cut it into squares." as Bret86944 suggested.

 
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:38 AM   #8
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per physics. heat rises so you're fine from that point.. cover with something to keep the light out though.

 
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:09 PM   #9
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Glass is actually a very good insulator, if your seals are good you should be fine. Cover the top with a towel to keep it from UV light and you're good to go!
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:44 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies! It works great at 55 degrees on the lowest setting.

 
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