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Old 05-13-2021, 03:39 PM   #1
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What is a good size for a commercial type walk-in cooler. May be 8 deer at a time in it? Does anybody on here sell them around Abilene?


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Old 05-13-2021, 03:48 PM   #2
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Insulated storage shed and a Coolbot using an a/c, fraction of the cost of a conventional walkin.
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Old 05-13-2021, 03:49 PM   #3
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you can hang 8 deer in a 5x8 - 4 on each side.
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Old 05-13-2021, 03:59 PM   #4
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you can hang 8 deer in a 5x8 - 4 on each side.
Heck 5x8 hanging, you can fit 20 deer in. Lol
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Old 05-13-2021, 04:02 PM   #5
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I spray foam insulated a conex container and run a 28k fridgedaire with a coolbot unit. Stays 34 degrees.
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Old 05-13-2021, 04:06 PM   #6
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Heck 5x8 hanging, you can fit 20 deer in. Lol
Yeah you could but there would be no air space between the carcasses.
Coolbot is the way to go with whatever insulated structure you choose, they really work well.
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Heck 5x8 hanging, you can fit 20 deer in. Lol
bro, we only shoot huge bucks... gotta allow room for all that bone
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Old 05-13-2021, 06:26 PM   #8
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Heck 5x8 hanging, you can fit 20 deer in. Lol
ours is 5x5 or 6x6 & we've stacked them in like that...most weren't hanging, but they were aging.
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Insulated storage shed and a Coolbot using an a/c, fraction of the cost of a conventional walkin.
Good info.

What do you line the walls with? Melanine paneling is my first thought.
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Old 05-13-2021, 11:36 PM   #11
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Insulated storage shed and a Coolbot using an a/c, fraction of the cost of a conventional walkin.
Now that sounds like a good plan, will need to keep this idea in mind, thanks for posting.
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Old 05-14-2021, 08:42 AM   #12
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You can buy those white panels but they are expensive, the one we use has tin or steel walls and a concrete floor.
Rancher built a walkin on the back side of his barn, 4x10 ft with tin for walls inside and out, insulation between the walls. Small 10,000btu a/c keeps it nice a cold with the Coolbot. The a/c is on the 4 ft wall and blows the cold air down the entire cooler.
Our brewer friend did a shed cooler for kegs, works great.

We put frig or water heater boxes on the floor to catch the blood, just throw them away after season and get new ones for the next year. I would seal the wooden floor though.
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anyone have a pic of 20 deer hanging in a 5x8? I'd like to see that....
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Awesome! Thank you for the info Wytex.

I reckon a decent latex or acrylic semigloss or gloss would seal nicely.

My uncle built one (8x10ish) on 4” steel pipe frame so they could chain it and drag it around wherever in the barn and barnyard.
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