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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2013, 05:24:23 PM »
Incandescent bulbs aren't going away entirely, just the inefficient ones.  Unfortunately, the inefficiency is something we homebrewers rely on; we want that heat energy that in most lighting applications is wasted.

Friend in northern climates tell me they rely on the heat from incandescent bulbs during the winter. Not sure how much of an exaggeration that is. I've been using cfl bulbs for years so the new laws don't bug me much. I hear the newer halogens are nice.

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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2013, 06:44:13 PM »
My ferm chamber is in my garage in Northern Mississippi. This time of year active fermentation makes enough heat to keep the wort at the right temp with the deep freeze needing to come on occasionally to cool it off. After the krausen starts to drop less heat is being produced so I need the can heater to keep the beer in the 60's.

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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2014, 01:44:16 PM »
Kind of off subject, kinda on: I have a new 7.2 cf chest freezer in my basement with Johnson digital controller to regulate temp. Unfortunately, at this time of year, my basement is staying in the 35-50 deg range. Can one of these reptile heaters get my chest freezer up to ale temps? Just not even sure how to find out, wondering who may have an answer... I have a second Johnson to run the heater if it works
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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2014, 01:57:07 PM »

I really like this, it's worked great for a couple years now.

ceramic reptile heat bulb

This is what I use.
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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2014, 05:27:10 PM »
And this new rule kind of made me made as well.  But that commercial that says if each household replaced just one bulb, it save enough energy for 3 millions home, it made me feel better. 

Sheryl Crow says if we all would just use only one sheet of toilet paper we could save the trees and save the planet. 

Thanks!  That's an awesome idea, One-Sheet-Sheryl!

I doubt that it would make anyone feel better though.  Everyone would be walking around scratching their asses all of the time.
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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2014, 05:29:12 PM »
She obviously doesnt know about the Three Sea Shells.....
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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2014, 06:27:10 PM »
You have to know the one sheet method though.





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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2014, 06:47:27 PM »

You have to know the one sheet method though.





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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2014, 06:52:02 PM »
One must prepare for the zombie apocalypse

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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2014, 07:06:13 PM »
LOL
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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2014, 08:08:14 PM »
She obviously doesnt know about the Three Sea Shells.....



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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2014, 08:11:31 PM »



Sorry!   :-[
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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2014, 08:16:35 PM »
She obviously doesnt know about the Three Sea Shells.....



Plop, plop, fizz, fizz,
Oh what a relief it is!

Glad someone got my reference:) +~
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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2014, 08:50:51 PM »
You have to know the one sheet method though.





Save center punch for cleaning under fingernail

A friend of my dad had that joke and used it often in the 60s. Exactly what came to mind when one sheet was brought up.
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Re: Can heater light bulb alternatives
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2014, 09:22:55 PM »
It's a Marine Corps thing. Or used to be before the invention of the stress card