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Old 08-18-2006, 03:59 AM   #101
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I think you found your calling!!!! how many SF is the cooler now with all the insulation installed?
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Old 08-18-2006, 04:09 AM   #102
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I think you found your calling!!!! how many SF is the cooler now with all the insulation installed?
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Just figured it up... 168 sq. ft. (excluding the doorway).


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Old 08-18-2006, 04:12 AM   #103
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Very Nice!!!
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Old 08-19-2006, 02:47 AM   #104
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Got the door insulated today... still needs to be sanded a bit and then caulked. Its six layers of 3/4" foam board thick. The side of the door away from the hinges is on a 15 degree angle for clearance. I tried several different angles just to make sure it couldn't be less - 15 degrees is the answer.





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Old 08-19-2006, 03:23 AM   #105
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Very very very nice
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Old 08-19-2006, 04:51 AM   #106
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Wow, I'm thoroughly impressed by this DIY.
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Installed the racks tonight... was able to fit a 48"x18"x72" rack and a 36"x18"x72" rack together into an "L" shape in the back corner. I put a much smaller rack directly under the AC unit just for a little more shelving. There is a lot of deadspace in there but there is also a WHOLE lot of shelf room too.

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Old 08-20-2006, 05:24 AM   #108
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Ok, where did you get that shelving? looks like good stuff. Man I would love to build one of these but seeing as it gets really cold here in the winter, I dont think I could use a A/C unit.
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Old 08-20-2006, 05:59 AM   #109
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Ok, where did you get that shelving? looks like good stuff. Man I would love to build one of these but seeing as it gets really cold here in the winter, I dont think I could use a A/C unit.
I looked everywhere but couldn't find anywhere that sold a matching 4' wide rack and a 3' wide rack... until I tried Target. They are a little lighter weight than the similar rack Sams carries (but no matching 3' rack) - but they were way cheaper and I'm not going to need to put that much weight on the shelves as I have plenty of floor space. Don't know the regular price but they were on sale today for $49.99, $39.99, and $14.99...
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This thing is freakin' awesome. . . It'll break your heart if you ever decide to move.... I'm getting ideas from this that I'm sure my wife will NOT like. . .


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