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Old 12-01-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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I have been using the family processing facilities for a long time and have decided to make my own at home. Using an existing slab. Going to use a 15000 btu window unit to cool my cooler. Buddie says he can get it below freezing . Have a friend that is going to foam the cooler. I will keep you posted. Just started framing.
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Old 12-01-2016, 10:46 PM   #2
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Very nice!! This will be good a good one to follow!!
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Old 12-02-2016, 07:44 AM   #3
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Excellent. I will be following. I have been wanting to build one myself, but only 6x6 or 6x8 or so. The coolbot will make the a/c get down there but I have been looking at a way to do the same thing without spending that extra $300 on one.
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Old 12-02-2016, 02:12 PM   #4
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Tagging this one! My inlaws have a butcher room and cooler. Wife says when we get a place with land, that we can have one too
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Old 12-03-2016, 12:23 AM   #5
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When my friend shows me how to change the thermostat I will post instructions.
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:38 AM   #6
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great idea following this as well!
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Old 12-03-2016, 05:59 AM   #7
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Will be watching. Good luck!
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:37 AM   #8
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following this one.
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:29 PM   #9
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in.

If you need any reference look up the Stolle Deer Camp thread, it is pretty detailed on how to modify the AC
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:42 PM   #10
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Cool thread
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Old 12-03-2016, 07:52 PM   #11
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:43 AM   #12
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Here is my thread from a couple years ago. http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=324427

Has 3 deer hanging in it now!
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Old 12-04-2016, 02:06 PM   #13
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That looks great! The info on the window unit conversion will come in handy. I bought a really nice Hobart meat saw only to find out it has a 3 phase motor and I do not have 3 phase service. A converter is going to run me $550. (Ouch) any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:57 AM   #14
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Framing going slow with the bad weather, but I have it square and the joist up. Rafters this weekend.
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:07 AM   #15
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Tagged. Love these builds. They are the ultimate DIY processing thread... "from the ground up!"
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:27 AM   #16
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How big is the motor on the meat saw? you could replace it with a single phase if motor is small. I do not know what this would do to your controls. You need to look at the name plate on the old motor and see what voltage it is now.
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Old 12-07-2016, 01:32 PM   #17
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Here is the tag on the motor. I thought about that and I don't guess it would matter. It has a Hobart motor.
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:01 PM   #18
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you may be able to replace it with a 1ph motor
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:17 PM   #19
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I am checking with my cousin to check in to a trade or rebuild/convert this one. He works at Electrico in Cana. Thanks
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Old 12-08-2016, 09:43 PM   #20
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Dang it is cold!
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Old 12-08-2016, 10:18 PM   #21
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Looks nice.

I'd sell the Hobart and get another piece of equipment.
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:33 AM   #22
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Awesome.
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:36 AM   #23
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:37 AM   #24
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Edited after reading

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Old 12-18-2016, 09:00 AM   #26
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Made some progress yesterday.

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Old 12-18-2016, 09:24 AM   #27
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Sometimes I just can't get the pics to upload! 😡
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:53 PM   #28
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:55 PM   #29
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Old 12-18-2016, 08:23 PM   #30
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Looking for something to seal this old concrete. Garage floor paint ect. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:35 AM   #31
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Any updates?
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:48 AM   #32
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Tuned in. Looking good
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:06 PM   #33
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Looking for an update?
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:03 PM   #34
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Slowly but surely!
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Old 01-14-2017, 04:12 PM   #36
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:52 PM   #37
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This is a cool build. My parents had one at their old house and the guy we lease from now has a really nice one.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:08 PM   #38
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:52 AM   #39
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Looking good
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Old 01-15-2017, 09:52 AM   #40
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Great thread!
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Old 01-15-2017, 12:10 PM   #41
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Looking good!
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Old 01-15-2017, 12:46 PM   #42
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Looks good. What use to be on that slab?
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:34 PM   #43
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I poured the slab years ago to build a tractor shed on, but went a different direction.
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:08 PM   #44
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Have the tin on the outside and on the inside of the cooler. I need to run my electrical and plumbing and I will be ready to foam the cooler and I see walls.this is a pic of the cooler from the outside.
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:09 PM   #45
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Cooler from the inside.
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Old 01-22-2017, 10:08 PM   #46
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Great build!
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:39 AM   #47
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Glad to see the updates. So you didn't put any insulation in the walls, between the tin?
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Looks good!
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:04 PM   #49
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I am blowing 6 in of foam from the outside and then I will put the tin on the outside. I was told it would be better to spray the foam on the tin that way there wouldn't be any air pockets for condinsation to build.
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Stopped putting the tin on the outside when I hit the cooler.
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