new videos
hot off the press!  
    more about rocket
mass heaters here.

more videos from
the PDC here.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Repurposing Refridgerators  RSS feed

 
William Bronson
Posts: 1413
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio,Price Hill 45205
18
forest garden trees urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Fridge or feezer, patio door, soil, plants.
Control over heating by pumping the hot air into the soil, as in the SHS style greenhouses. Might need a second appliance as a heat batterie.
Maybe an A-frame or hoop house would better than a patio door.
Anyway, I googled fridge, reuse, and greenhouses, with no luck, thought I would ask here...
 
Rebecca Norman
gardener
Posts: 1246
Location: Ladakh, Indian Himalayas at 10,500 feet, zone 5
125
food preservation greening the desert solar trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Could you flesh out the question a little? I don't understand what you're asking.
 
William Bronson
Posts: 1413
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio,Price Hill 45205
18
forest garden trees urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Rebecca Norman wrote:Could you flesh out the question a little? I don't understand what you're asking.


Er,good point!
Has anyone here reused a fridge as a a greenhouse?
Has any one used a fridge as a "heat battery" for storing thermal energy accumulated in the day for use overnight?
If so, what were the results? If not, what do you think of the idea(s)?
 
allen lumley
pollinator
Posts: 4154
Location: Northern New York Zone4-5 the OUTER 'RONDACs percip 36''
58
books fungi hugelkultur solar wofati woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
William Bronson ! As early as the 1st Mother earth news they showed plans for South facing ''Batch Water Heaters'' that used chest type freezers
laying on their sides and using a light reflective panel on the inside of the door - with the whole thing closed up at night (every night) by the operator
to provide an insulated storage and hot water in the morning !

I found lots of examples by Goggling ''Batch Water Heaters Pictures''

Certainly something much like this would convert easily into an insulated cold frame, making anything big enough to justify calling it a green house
probably would be a lot harder but a good cold frame should easily give you 5-6 weeks on this end of a growing season and perhaps 4 weeks in the
Spring !

Hopefully this will help get you closer to your final design ! For the good of the Craft ! Big AL

Late Note Perhaps something like this ?

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/turbo-air-tcb-5r-59-curved-glass-dual-dry-refrigerated-bakery-display-case-with-lift-up-front-18-6-cu-ft/902TCB5R.html
 
Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more, it's a tiny ad:
11 Podcast Review of Botany in a Day by Thomas Elpel
https://permies.com/wiki/24823/digital-market/digital-market/Podcast-Review-Botany-Day-Thomas
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!