Friday, March 03, 2006
I'm making a box
While it seems unlikely, this is part the aft accommodation project.
At some point quite soon, I hope to start applying the spray foam insulation I've bought.
To use the spray foam, the cylinders they come in must be heated to 27 degrees centigrade (that's eighty ish in American degrees).
Heating something to 27 degrees on board is a bit of a problem, as I've not really got anywhere on the boat insulated enough to properly heat the cylinders and anyway, because I produce all my own power, I don't want to run a generator more than I need to.
To solve my heating problems, I've decided to make a heating chamber. This is basically a big, insulated, box. You can see I've made a start on it in the picture.
After about 10 seconds of thought, I realised I could also use this as a beer cooler when I have barbecues (braais for some folk) on board in the summer. Because of this, I'm putting more time and effort into the coolbox heating chamber than would otherwise be necessary.
After all, I've got to get my priorities right.
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