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Making your own icebox

Postby Guy » Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:20 pm

Dear All,

I thought some folk might like to see this article on making your own icebox.
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Ice Box construction

Postby doug hodder » Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:21 am

here's another option for your own icebox. www.westsystem.com go to EW issue 22. It's application is for marine uses, but could be easily modified. Something to think about for you guys out there building your own coolers. 8) Doug Hodder
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Re: Ice Box construction

Postby IraRat » Fri Apr 15, 2005 6:48 am

doug hodder wrote:here's another option for your own icebox. www.westsystem.com go to EW issue 22. It's application is for marine uses, but could be easily modified. Something to think about for you guys out there building your own coolers. 8) Doug Hodder


I finally found the "Build an efficient icebox" header under the Projects header, but when you click on it, it says the page has been moved.
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Postby David Grason » Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:18 am

Guy, thanx very much for posting this article. I've been wondering how I was going to address this question and I really wanted to build my own icebox rather than going the cooler route. Now my question, and it's one I have to ask myself, is: "Do I want a top door or a front door?"

If I decide that I should go with a door on the front and have it open like a conventional icebox in one of the older teardrops, how do I latch it closed? I'd like to find one of the latches like you would have seen in an original Kit or Benroy. Anyone know where I could find one of those?
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Postby DestinDave » Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:30 am

David, you could check out some online plans for building old-fashioned iceboxes - some kits contain all the hardware. Also, some hardware places like Austins, Rocklers, Woodmasters.
I like the look of the front door but would be concerned about too much cold-air loss when opening the door. A top opening would keep the cold down in the bottom of the box where it belongs.
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Doug's link

Postby Guy » Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:14 pm

Dear Ira,

Here is Doug's link http://www.epoxyworks.com/19/index19.html

Doug, A combo of the two would be best.
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Postby doug hodder » Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:28 am

Guy...thanks for finding that and posting it. I was off for a couple of days and didn't get the follow up ....Doug Hodder
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Re: Doug's link

Postby IraRat » Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:00 am

Guy wrote:Dear Ira,

Here is Doug's link http://www.epoxyworks.com/19/index19.html

Doug, A combo of the two would be best.


Thanks. but very weird:

I'm still getting a server not found error on it. Could be an Apple OS thing...
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Re: Doug's link

Postby purplepickup » Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:22 am

IraRat wrote:I'm still getting a server not found error on it. Could be an Apple OS thing...

Try this link http://www.epoxyworks.com/19/Building_Icebox.html
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Re: Doug's link

Postby IraRat » Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:02 am

purplepickup wrote:
IraRat wrote:I'm still getting a server not found error on it. Could be an Apple OS thing...

Try this link http://www.epoxyworks.com/19/Building_Icebox.html


That did it! Thanks!
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David's question -- ice box with front door or chest

Postby gyroguy » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:17 pm

Davis asked about whether to have a front door or make ice box an ice chest. If you think about it, heat rises. Cold doesn't.

So when you open the front doo of your refrigerator, a lot of heavy, cool air spills out onto the floor. Room temperature air replaces it from the top. Then you shut the refrigerator door, and the refrigerator comes on to cool the nice warm air you just added.

With an ice chest, you remove the lid. The cold air stays pretty much in the bottom, except for the air you disturb moving things around in the ice chest. Since the cold air is heavier, it tends to stay in the chest.

I think the answer is how much power you have available for the refrigerator/cooler. If you've got plenty, you can keep the refrigerator running and can afford to open the door. If power is limited, or you're using ice, I'd choose the ice chest as the way to go.[/quote]
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Postby goldcoop » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:23 pm

Hey all!

This isn't a DIY icebox but a good source for one to build in!

http://www.formcoinc.com/ice.html

A good alternative to a cooler!

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Postby mikeschn » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:58 pm

Does anyone know where the ice goes and where the food goes in this ice box...?

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Postby 48Rob » Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:50 pm

All these plans are nice, but none address the need for keeping others out of the icebox.

What good is it to cool your beer only to discover someone else has helped themselves?

I discovered the answer to this age old problem!

I found an old container with a bucket inside.
Installed a bit of insulation between the two, add ice, and you're "protected"

Makes for a good seat too!

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Postby mikeschn » Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:53 pm

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

But now your secret is out of the bag... Watch out at teardrop gatherings!!! :lol:

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