Learn how to build a simple well house heater. To keep your well house from freezing, use a light bulb in conjunction with a thermostat to signal the light to turn on.
A light bulb run by a thermostat keeps the well house from freezing.
Photo by Michael McCasey
Build a simple well-house heater using these helpful tips. The heat from a light bulb can keep your well house from freezing.
I built this well-house heater for myself and also made some for friends. Mounted on the 2-by-6 are a ceramic light fixture, a thermostat and a GFI (ground fault interrupter) receptacle. This setup is attached to a 20-amp breaker. I use an exterior light bulb for heat, but you could also use a small electric heater in extremely cold conditions. The thermostat is set to switch the heat on when the temperature in the well house falls to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
The receptacle also can be used for a trouble light or to plug in heat tape. It works well for me.
— Michael McCasey
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