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Old 08-10-2011, 07:33 PM
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Guys, I mainly intend to use this at night. I plan to use just block ice because it lasts longer. Im gonna keep it in my spot for the frige and hopefully the ice won't melt too much through the day and if so, i will get some ice and top it back off from a marina. Money is somewhat of a factor and don't really like the idea of packing a genn and gas can around at this time, plus got the cost a the ac unit itself. Maybe will look into the idea later down the road. With the cooler in the spot where the frige usually is, its not in the way at all. Think about when you pack a cooler for the day, you are in and out of it all day and a day later its still very cold and maybe still has ice in it. Im thinking the ice really isn't gonna melt too much unit you start running the unit. I still have to wire in a 4speed switch and the resistor but will take some pics and try to get them loaded tonite.
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Bring that invention to the poker run next month, I'd like to check it out.

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Old 08-10-2011, 07:58 PM
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I have pics but cant figure how to get them posted to this thread?? need help!
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I have the pics posted in the "photos" section on the main menu...enjoy. tell me what yall think??
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Good job! nice cold water system, you could stash the evap unit somewhere inside the cabin place the cooler and pump in the engine compartment , or somewhere else out of the way. the controls would be a snap . you could use any battery operate thermostat from home depot to control the pump and a rotary switch to control the fan. good idea using an icebath though.
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That is very similar to the system that Concept uses in their boats. I don't remember the brand, but the same idea.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:18 PM
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this system was actually installed inboats??
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Yes, it seems to work the same way that your system works.
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I need to explore other means of keeping the ice frozen longer, maybe the guts out of a 12v dc frig. Do you know exacely how these system work that are installed on boats, still have to add ice?? curous about the set up??
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