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    Thought I would share my latest contraption with you guys.
    New home for my villosa, macrophylla, ect. ect.
    It's a new 4' x 2' x 4' freezer with a custom window in the lid, to see your precious beauties through.
    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/rlhirst/uht.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://home.**********.com/users/rlhirst/uht2.jpg[/img]

    I think I'll start @ 48 degrees for a low, and go from there. Now I just need to fill it up! (Tony see's $$ signs [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] )
    Of course I want to thank Jeff, and Jeremiah for the tips, and inspiration. Thanks Guys!
    Robin

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    Wonderful! Howd u go about wiring it?

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    ooh Looks very nice! Did you cut a section from the existing lid and replace it with a glass pane?

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    I have a request for instructions on how to build this. So.
    Let's see.
    1. Get a freezer

    2. CAREFULLY drill hole in side, with a hole saw. There are tubes running along the sides, front, and back. Puncture them, and it's over.

    3. Measure top of freezer lid. Subtract about 10" from length, and width. Order twin pane window with a flashing on one side to fit measurements.

    4. Cut hole in lid (with a jig saw) to fit window. There are no tubes running thru the lid so no problem there. Drop window in with some polyurethane or other glue.

    5. get a prewired thermostat, and humidistat (farmtek), one power strip, one timer, one humidifier, two flourex lights for top. Eggcrate, and pvc pipe for stand.

    6. Run thermostast, and humidistat wires thru hole in side of freezer. Plug thermostat into timer, set to come on at night. plug that timer into power strip, as well as humidistat.

    I think thats about it. Temps appear to stay below 70 during the day with the lights on, so nothing needs to be on during the day except the lights.

    Anymore questions? Ask away.
    Hope that helps!!
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    awesome, how much did it cost?
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    Yeah Tony. Cut a hole right in the top. Use a bimetal jigsaw blade.
    Thanks for the compliment. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    Thanks Kirk. Cost....hmmm.

    Around $700. Not cheap, but well worth it.

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    wow! nevermind, i dont think i can afford that, but maybe my greenhouse could grow them
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