Just curious, but it must be quite a stretch (and hard on the old back for me at least) to reach into the back of that brooder with it on the floor. Do you find that to be the case? It does look very easy to construct and would do the trick very nicely. I also had to comment... is that a fuel oil tank I see in the back there? an oil fired furnace? I remember that from my childhood as we had one in our basement as well. That has to get pretty expensive with fuel prices what they have become. Thanks for sharing the pics!