Heated Box Keeps Batteries Fresh

LeRoy Momper, Fredonia, Wis., has made several of his heated battery boxes for friends who like not having to worry about storing tool batteries in their unheated shops.


   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, Fredonia, Wis.