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Old 10-01-2011, 06:19 PM   #151
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Adding salt to the water will let it last longer because it lowers the freezing temp, and can be colder than strait water alone. I like the sawdust idea, if it really works. This is a really KOOL idea especially in these hotter Texas hunts...
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:53 PM   #152
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Still had some ice in the jugs this morning but didn't need them.


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Old 10-07-2011, 10:38 AM   #153
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:03 PM   #154
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LMAO... This is great. I would add an adjustable voltage regulator to the fans and play with air speed. Great Idea! Keep posting em.....
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:31 PM   #155
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Seems like it won't be long before you'll need to put HOT water in that cooler instead of ice. It's crazy how we went from 110 degree days to 80 degree days in what seemed like overnight!
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:31 PM   #156
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thats pretty neat
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:44 PM   #157
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This may sound like a diaster but what about building a small rack and placing where the jug is and spacing so air comes up from underneath. Then throw 5 or so Sterno cans on there for heat?? I dont think with the Sterno there would be any issue with a fire danger unless it gets knocked around so just have to watch out for that. I may build one and try it out just to see if could also be a heater in winter
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:26 PM   #158
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For heat, I have a buddy heater
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:31 PM   #159
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ya i was just thinking. lol I want to make one for next yr to use as a/c but figure if i could make a heater out of it then would give me a reason to build it now.
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:51 AM   #160
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I don't know how well it would work for heat but it may be worth a try. It keeps me comfy on warm sunny days in the sleeper blind.


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Old 10-25-2011, 09:22 AM   #161
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ya i doubt it will work too well but im gonna give it a shot. I got all the stuff to do it, just been putting it off but this give me new ideas to play with so maybe ill get it done now. I'll post up so results once get it done
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:16 AM   #162
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once the batteries go bad you need to check into gel cell batteries like on motorized wheel chairs. I use one on a old harley and they are made to drain to nothing and recharge over and over again and the 12volt are small like the 6 volt.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:52 PM   #163
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Cool idea. Pun intended...
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:42 PM   #164
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We use these in our road race cars. While sitting on hot pit with air temps at 106* I have to turn it off periodically because my teeth are chattering. When inside temps in the car reach 160*+, it feels great. It is an expensive set up mainly due to the spill proof cooler at the Gs we are pulling. You could build the cooler and pump and buy the shirt and lines. Just another approach.

http://www.coolshirt.net/racing-club-system24.html
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:42 PM   #165
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Ok Clint, just to clarify.......we're now running two of those little fans (approx. 100cfm each, two 3" PVC outlet vents, and two gallon jugs froze solid???? What kind of battery power did you end up with? Anything you'd change?

I'm gettin ready to try one of these for a bow box. This thread has been awesome, but I wanted to make sure I got my crap together before I get started. Any other tips or info would be welcome also!
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:02 AM   #166
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I thank Cletus done fell in the cement pond...or maybe Granny knocked him over the head with skillet....
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:08 AM   #167
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Man you are a genius!!! Look at you thinking outside of the box...You may have to put a TBH patent on that
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:22 AM   #168
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I thank Cletus done fell in the cement pond...or maybe Granny knocked him over the head with skillet....
I sent him a text to check on this thread for you.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:54 AM   #169
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i don't know whether it has been mentioned, but placing your box in all-day shade would likely be better than the ice cooler, at least at midday. solar gain would be awfully difficult to overcome with just a couple of ice blocks, imo.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:32 PM   #170
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Great thread!
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:47 PM   #171
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Ok Clint, just to clarify.......we're now running two of those little fans (approx. 100cfm each, two 3" PVC outlet vents, and two gallon jugs froze solid???? What kind of battery power did you end up with? Anything you'd change?

I'm gettin ready to try one of these for a bow box. This thread has been awesome, but I wanted to make sure I got my crap together before I get started. Any other tips or info would be welcome also!

When I had this in the sleeper blind, I hooked a solar panel to the battery and never had any issues with a dead battery. I used 12v feeder style batteries and used one per fan. 2 fans is the way to go to get a decent air flow.
I wouldn't change this design if I were to build again. I tinkered with a new design and it was just way too loud.

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I sent him a text to check on this thread for you.
I no longer have that number. I'll text ya my new one.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:06 PM   #172
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Thanks, Clint!

I'm gatherin parts tomorrow.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:49 PM   #173
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You'll probably make it better than I did. You got mad skills.
Post it up when your done.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:46 AM   #174
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Well thanks to this thread I went online and purchased a few fans and I found a few old coolers to mess with. I have a couple different designs I want to play with.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:04 AM   #175
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If your intake into your fan to the cooler is 100 degrees or more and your exhaust is around 75 degrees, then why not duct that 75 degree air into a second identical cooler and convert the 75 degree air into 45 or 50 degree at your exhaust?? I know you want to keep it simple, but all it would take is a couple more gallon jugs, once your initial setup is established. Just an idea.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:30 PM   #176
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:32 PM   #177
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I'm getting good airflow, better than I thought I would actually. But that vent sucks, so I'm gonna work on a bigger, more efficient one.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:20 PM   #178
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Dale been waiting for this to get going again thanks. What are you doing inside the chest like baffles etc...
I am about to get going on one of these as well
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:30 PM   #179
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I don't think baffles will do any good in one this small, that's why I used a small cooler. In my limited experience, it's more about the volume of air in/air out. But it have some work yet to do on my air out situation. I'm getting some blow back through the fans with this setup, so I need at least a little bigger output. We'll see...
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:31 PM   #180
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Also this little cooler lends itself to being carried like a backpack, and I plan to rig it up as such.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:43 AM   #181
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Where did you get fans?
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:57 AM   #182
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Amazon.....

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Old 05-28-2014, 12:06 PM   #183
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If your intake into your fan to the cooler is 100 degrees or more and your exhaust is around 75 degrees, then why not duct that 75 degree air into a second identical cooler and convert the 75 degree air into 45 or 50 degree at your exhaust?? I know you want to keep it simple, but all it would take is a couple more gallon jugs, once your initial setup is established. Just an idea.
I like this idea alot....gotta get the air temp down going in to the intake fan.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:31 PM   #184
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5" vent=mucho bueno!

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Old 05-29-2014, 02:37 PM   #185
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Dale, Looks good. What's the noise factor on your rig? Bow Huntable?
Battery specs and run times? Other changes your thinkin' about?
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Looks good Dale. That should do the trick.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:58 PM   #187
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be perfect for fishing
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:12 PM   #188
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Oldie but goodie!!!
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:52 PM   #189
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Battery specs and run times? Other changes your thinkin' about?
It's pretty quiet. There is some "hum" to it, but I don't imagine it will pose any issues in a box or pop up blind.

I havn't even charged that battery since I started, just found it at deer camp. I'm gonna get it charged full and test it a little, but I don't expect there will be any trouble running 3 hours at a time. I'm gonna mount a solar panel on the outside of the blind and leave the battery hooked up to stay charged inside. I'll carry the cooler back and forth. I'm gonna put two 12v plugs on the battery, and one on the cooler AC so I can plug it in and charge my phone too.

My other blind has 12V plugs already, so I can plug it in there too.
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Old 05-31-2014, 03:14 PM   #190
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I have an Insignia 12v computer fan, but it has the connecter on it with 4 pins. There are 2 blacks and 2 grey. How do i hook these up to a battery? Im trying to find a diagram but i cant.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:55 PM   #191
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Just need some dual spade terminals to hook up the solar panel, and she's ready.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:21 PM   #192
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Btw, big lots had that little cooler for 20 bucks with one of these.

That, a couple frozen 1 liters, some ice, and a beer or 3 should make for plenty of coolage.
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:44 PM   #193
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Ok I have been following this thread since it started and I have finally gathered the materials to do it.

I have a cooler (might hold 3 milk jugs), two fans like Dale's, and a 3" PVC elbow.


My question is........what if you put the fans on the sides of the cooler down low near where the drain plug would be instead of on top? Would this push more air directly across the frozen jugs before exiting through the vent on top?

This would also free up lid space for an additional vent if a single 3" isn't enough output.

Let me know your thoughts.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:00 PM   #194
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Put it on wheels and add a hitch to be pulled by a 4 wheeler or UTV to and from blind, I imagine you will get tired of lugging it around. I assume you would leave it in the blind and just bring fresh ice and maybe batteries per hunt?
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:38 PM   #195
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This commercially available unit uses a pump to circulate the water through a radiator with a fan to circulate the air. I think there is a post somewhere on here (I think) doing this same thing. It would cost more and be more complicated, but proably cool better. Using a boat bilge pump and a small oil radiator would do well.

http://www.icybreeze.com/

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Old 07-28-2014, 05:20 PM   #196
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Awesome thread dont how I missed this...
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Old 09-21-2022, 10:57 AM   #197
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It’s almost go time and the forecast looks like we might need to resurrect this old thread and start building now! Good Luck to everyone on staying cool, shooting straight and bagging that trophy early!
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