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Build a Simple Well House Heater

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.

| October/November 2008

Build a simple well-house heater using these helpful tips. The heat from a light bulb can keep your well house from freezing.

Build a Simple Well House Heater

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
Edmore, Michigan



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robert black
1/3/2010 9:32:53 AM

would like all info on how to build this and wher and what materials you used


Ernie Nalty
10/12/2008 5:15:47 PM

Thanks for the Idea!!!!My Dog will be much warmer this winter !







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