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Old 01-29-2007, 07:11 PM   #21
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I have been using a freeware 3D program (Wings 3D) to help plan the design for mini-coldbox. I hope these images show up...first time posting pics.

The cube in the pics is a 1.7 cu ft. dorm fridge.
Wow...that looks eerily similar! Nice job!

I've scanned this thread--you are on the right track I think. Plan for a fan inside the cold box--I'm having trouble keeping mine under 45° without one.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:20 PM   #22
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Thanks. I was going to put a fan at the entrance to the freezer tray...but I'm not sure how to control it's operation...or if I even need to. Should I let it run all the time, get a timer, wire to run with the compressor or some sort of temprature controller (more money than I would want to spend I think at this time).

Thanks again for the inspiration Dude! How did you seal the door? Can you describe or post a close up pic of the hinge and seal?

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Old 01-29-2007, 07:30 PM   #23
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why not just place the C02 canister inside the cooler?

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Old 01-29-2007, 07:36 PM   #24
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I was trying to keep the amount of space that required cooling to a minimum...wasn't sure the power of the fridge.

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Old 01-29-2007, 07:40 PM   #25
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It might have a harder time initially cooling the cooler but it will not have to work as hard in the long run with the additional mass.

FYI, I'll PM you a copy of my Zymurgy article... might have some useful tips.

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Old 01-29-2007, 08:32 PM   #26
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Just a thought, why dont you mount the fridge at the top of the cold box insted of the bottom? after all heat riases and cold falls..

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Old 01-30-2007, 12:25 AM   #27
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That's an interesting idea MadWeezel...I'll give that some thought.

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Old 02-01-2007, 12:38 AM   #28
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OK, I suck as a carpenter...but, all in all, it's coming together OK. The fridge fits better than it looks in the picture.

Next, I am going to start cutting the foam board and fitting it in place. I've aleady filled a lot of seams with Great Stuff foam filler. I will keep posting as I go...

Advice is always welcome!

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Old 02-01-2007, 07:39 AM   #29
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looking good.

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Old 02-02-2007, 06:22 PM   #30
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neato

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