Fast and cheap ferm chamber
  • C_BC_B
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    Have problems with summer heat making your beer sad? I had a window air conditioner, a temp controller and an idea.

    It isn't hot enough in the house to need the a/c yet so I did this.

    You'll notice from this first pick that I didn't even bother to seal it up to the wall. No need.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Here is the finished hut.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Holding the panels together is a 1/4 wooden rod jammed into both pieces. Not a long term solution, but it works ok for now.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Here is the temp probe. I taped a towel over it so I would get a better reading on the bucket. Not sure how much better it is but the controller seems to stay fairly stable.
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Sweet
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    i've been on the lookout for a cheap window unit for the same kind of chamber, but no dice so far.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • C_BC_B
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    i've been on the lookout for a cheap window unit for the same kind of chamber, but no dice so far.



    This isn't really cheap unless you already have the window unit and the temp controller. Which I did.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    C_B said:

    i've been on the lookout for a cheap window unit for the same kind of chamber, but no dice so far.



    This isn't really cheap unless you already have the window unit and the temp controller. Which I did.


    i'm hoping for a craigslist window unit. but i don't really care about the temp controller. i just want it to get colder than it is in the house.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
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    Look for houses being remodelled or talk to a few hvac contractors to get leads on places where old units may be headed to the garage.
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  • ThymThym
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    Clever build BTW.
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  • Evan_BEvan_B
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    That is pretty sweet! The best part is IT WORKS!
    Amigo, lay them raises down.