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Old 02-16-2013, 05:24 PM   #1
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Coleman 50Qt Wheeled Extreme Cooler - Iceberg Blue

Just curious who all is using this? This is the one with wheels and a handle and has the drain in the back.

It states this, "Channel drain for no-tilt easy draining". I'm just curious who has this, and how well it drains with a stainless tube inside.

My local store has this for only $29.99 right now!!

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Old 02-16-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Anyone using one like this? If I don't hear back soon, I just may pull the trigger on it.

http://www.meijer.com/s/coleman-50qt...lue/_/R-236570

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Old 02-16-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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I don't have that exact cooler, but I say go for it. Its a good price and the wheels would be great for rolling over to the garbage can to dump the grains. You can't go wrong for 30 bucks.

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My cooler also has the channel drain and it works like a champ with my manifold. It drains well without having to lift one end of the cooler up.

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I just pulled the trigger on it. So $31.79 after tax. I should be picking it up later next week. If the hole size is the same as my igloo cooler, I'll just re-use those parts, if not, then I will get new ones.

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Old 02-16-2013, 09:16 PM   #6
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I just got one of those too. Havent converted it yet, but im thinking its going to work great.

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I just got mine, it looks like my 5g igloo cooler outside setup won't work on this. I'll have to try the plastic tubing setups like I've seen and see how that works, with a bazooka screen inside.

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Yes, post how this works. I want to try this as well.

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I just got mine, it looks like my 5g igloo cooler outside setup won't work on this. I'll have to try the plastic tubing setups like I've seen and see how that works, with a bazooka screen inside.
I'm pretty sure this is the one I have. I used a ball valve from Home Depot on the outside and a PVC manifold on the inside. Works great.
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I'm pretty sure this is the one I have. I used a ball valve from Home Depot on the outside and a PVC manifold on the inside. Works great.
After I took off all of my washers, and only left a single silicone one on the inside, I can push it far enough through, to where the other side kind of lines up with the outside. I can probably get something to thread with it, just need to find a shorter setup. The outside one on my igloo is a hair over 5 inches long. I really need something more around 2", so maybe I need to screw on a barb, run vinyl hose off that, and then put the hose into a plastic valve, and then run hose out from the other side of that.

Like this valve

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/fil...ings/22126.pdf

Option 2, I can re-use everything I have, but the outside would always have to hang over something to not put pressure on the value and barb on the outside.
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