Mini-Fridge incubator/ fruiter
Posted 28 February 2005 - 08:43 PM
i want to turn a mini fridge or full size fridge into a incubator/ fruiter chamber. i can get i good sized mini fridge for about $50, but i cant find a bigger full size refrigerator, that has one side freezer(incubator) one side fridge (fruiter). any help with where to get a full size and wiring diagrams would be appreciated. thanks again...mickyboy
Posted 28 February 2005 - 08:47 PM
Posted 28 February 2005 - 09:02 PM
Good choice of "container" and used appliance stores or classifieds would be an ideal place to find one cheap.
Posted 28 February 2005 - 10:05 PM
got me one from college sitting in the spare bedroom. it was used before for food during college, so i want to use it now for agar master preservation. how do i get it up to par.
Posted 28 February 2005 - 10:48 PM
To really get it "clean" you'd have to remove and clean all the plastic casing from the inside because the bottom is almost definately full of crap you can't see or get to. They're actually germ filled devices and it's a credit to the immune system people don't get ill more often from all the shit growing in there. If your stuff is sealed, less of a problem obviously. A fridge is not totally sealed, and there is an air change everytime you hold the door open for two or so minutes, anyway.
The function of the evaporator cooling the space makes it a dehumidifier by nature. If you need constant humidity, no way. I saw somewhere around here someone had mushies in a paperbag & they dried out pretty quickly in a fridge. If distributed evenly, not clumped in a pile, they should. I plan to try when I get a chance but it's gonna be months :(.
Editted to say: once you put all the plastic back, silicone applied to the seams will prevent the bottom filling up w/crap & give you an overall better seal.
Posted 28 February 2005 - 10:58 PM
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Posted 03 March 2005 - 09:10 AM
agar master preservation
be sure to wrap in parafilm, they dry quick in the fridge otherwise
Posted 20 October 2005 - 07:41 AM
would provide all the heat you'd need
use a dimmer or timer to regulate
get fancier with a thermostat control
or perhaps a heatbomb
water/aquarium heater set up