[Greenbuilding] Old refrigerators; was Re: Building a wine closet
unschooler at lrec.org
Mon Feb 23 13:26:32 CST 2009
A good use for old refrigerators & freezers is for seed-starting--you
can put it outside or in a potting shed and stick an incandescent light
bulb in them for heat. With a little bit of experimentation and/or a
temperature sensor switch, the insulated box keeps it just the right
temperature for seeds to sprout. After the little seedlings emerge,
they need to be immediately removed where they get light. Works like a
A friend of mine is building a cob house and she buried an old freezer
in the floor. She plans to use it as a sort of cellar.
> Here in Ottawa,Canada there was (is?) a program whereby people could
> dispose of their old energy-inefficient refrigerators and/or "beer
> fridges" and get (I think) a rebate towards the purchase of a new
> energy-efficient fridge.
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