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Author Topic: Keeping glue and finishes from freezing  (Read 712 times)

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Offline hackberry jake

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Keeping glue and finishes from freezing
« on: February 13, 2013, 01:21:05 pm »
I have lost a few $ worth of products over the years simply because I forgot to bring my finishes inside. I use something in the summertime and put it in a shelf in the shop when I'm done. Winter time comes around and I forget it's there and it freezes and is no good anymore. Do they make the opposite of a refrigerator? Something that will keep the inside temp above 50 or so? I was going to glue up some white oak this morning and it said glue must be above 45 degrees. It was right at 45 so I postponed the glue up til a later date. I could probably make something myself I suppose. Just an insulated cabinet with a thermostat controlled electric heater inside, but would feel better about fire safety if it was a premade unit. Do such things exist?
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Re: Keeping glue and finishes from freezing
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 02:05:25 pm »
Use an old refrigerator with a light bulb left on inside.

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Re: Keeping glue and finishes from freezing
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 02:28:44 pm »
Lefty1981 beat me to it,  :D

 Find an old fridge  gut it outof its compressor, redo the insulation and make some shelving that  will hold what you plan on storing in it and put a 40 watt light bulb in there that will stay lit and heat the inside. If the insulation is real good ya might get away with a 25 watt bulb.
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Re: Keeping glue and finishes from freezing
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 03:06:52 pm »
You guys are geniuses! I've heard of that for pump houses. I don't know why I didn't think of that!
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Re: Keeping glue and finishes from freezing
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 08:02:42 am »
works good for welding rods too.
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Re: Keeping glue and finishes from freezing
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 09:54:41 am »
Great idea, i ran into sorta the same kind of issue...but mine involved curing meat. I have a fridge in my garage but the outside temps were in the -25c range a few weeks ago....things were getting too cold so put a 60w bulb in the fridge and left the door opened just a bit...temps were around 3-4c...perfect!

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Re: Keeping glue and finishes from freezing
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 11:22:50 am »
I must assume that Mr. Bishop is talking in degrees celcius.
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Re: Keeping glue and finishes from freezing
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2013, 01:02:08 pm »
-25c range  3-4c...perfect!

Lee, I am sure the little "c" after the numbers is giving that away  ;D  :D
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Re: Keeping glue and finishes from freezing
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2013, 04:36:33 pm »
Put them in an igloo cooler
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