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walk in cooler/coolbot

Posted by randy41 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 28, 12 at 17:02

i decided to build a walk in and use an ac with a coolbot to cool it. i'm hoping to have enough storage space to be able to skip the wednesday market and do 2 saturday markets. i'm building it in the basement. i think the cost will end up being about $1400. it will be 6x8x7 1/2.
also my wife started making fresh pasta to sell at the market and that needs to be refrigerated too.
i'll post some pics at some point.


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RE: walk in cooler/coolbot

I would love to build one too, but it will have to wait. I have a walkout basement and an unfinished corner that we could run the AC outside, but it is a hard sell for my wife.

In my future garage/workshop/wash and packing shed/lean to greenhouse/walk-in cooler building. I have it all planned out.

Jay


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RE: walk in cooler/coolbot

I would be leery of storing fresh veggies (in various stages of rinse/wash) and prepared foods (pasta) in the same cooler without checking out what your state requires first.

I am going to buy a used cooler/freezer (panels & door only) or build a cooler this winter and use a coolbot/air conditioner. Just can't seem to find the perfect one on Craigslist yet that's in my price range (cheap).


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RE: walk in cooler/coolbot

If your basement has an underground corner, can't you do a root cellar?


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RE: walk in cooler/coolbot

Root cellar needs ventilation, among other things so a basement may or may not work.


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