Thermal mass in the fridge root cellar
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Experimentation is my
favorite part of homesteading, so I hope you don't mind these endless
updates on our refrigerator
root cellar project.
With the well
pump back in action,
I was able to fill up a bunch of empty milk jugs with backup drinking
water, following Rena's
advice of adding
more thermal mass within the root cellar itself. Meanwhile, I
plugged a Kill-a-watt
meter behind the
thermocube and light bulb so we'll know if that backup freeze
protection turns on.
Unfortunately, I didn't
make these changes until after our 12 degree night, so I'll have to wait until
the next real cold spell to report back. Stay tuned!