2023 - Volume #47, Issue #1, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Heated Box Keeps Batteries Fresh
“I used to keep all my cordless tool batteries in the house during winter to keep them from freezing. But I knew it would be handier if the batteries could be stored in the shop,” says LeRoy.
So, he fabricated a box from 3/4-in. plywood and installed a light socket at the bottom. The two shelves inside have holes drilled in them so heat from the bulb can rise.
“A 7 1/2-watt bulb keeps the temperature between 40 to 45 degrees. Because this box worked out so well, I made a larger one with a 15-watt bulb to hold freezable liquids.”
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, LeRoy Momper, 215 Lawrence St., Fredonia, Wis. 53021 (ph 414-331-2093; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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