I though I might share a recent project, I have always wanted to try building one of these.
I have often read that these have been a flop but it's soo tempting because fridges are all over the place.
One of the issues that concerns any system of this type is heat, they are built insulated thus hold heat.
This is a problem if you live in say the desert but in my case it's freezing cold half the year...
I repainted the fridge in white and gutted it completely.
I painted the underside black to limit light leaks from the 2 x 6" intake holes.
I removed the door storage panel and replaced it with an acrylic panel for extra room.
I'm running a 250W MH with reflector and NO hood, the fan is a 6" Elicent and it's passive intake.
The fan filters air through a homemade carbon filter, the setup also draws air over/around the ballast cooling it.
The beer box hides the fan to add a little stealthiness
The fan has been hooked up to a solid state type ceiling fan dimmer which is pluged in to a thermal ON/OFF unit.
This allows me to use the light to keep the cab warm in winter and cool in the summer by adjusting the unit.
Both the fan unit and the light are plugged in to a power bar that is mounted with a timer, it shuts the fan and light off together.
This ensures that I maintain the cab heat through the dark cycle while trying to keep the cab toasty for awhile...I hope.
I am still sexing these but eventually I have a Rubbermaid tub and I'm going to SOG in there with about 12 clones.
So far so good, thanks to JJ Scorpio for the beans