Appliances, Food, Heat and Cooling

Part 3 – Solar Panel and a Modded Electric Cooler

23 Jul , 2015   Video

Ran some tests on the modified 12 volt Coleman Cooler in the first weekend of July. It just happened to be one of the hottest weekends in our area. Afternoon day temps hovered around 28*C or 81*F and it was a dry heat. Living on the West Coast, I’m just not use to that type […]

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Appliances, Food, Heat and Cooling

Removing the Cooler Gizmo from an Electric Coleman Cooler

2 Jun , 2015   Video

This video starts with another treasure found at the local recycling center. In Canada, residents can take bottles, cans, plastic and cardboard into a township recycle center. It’s a volunteer program and unsupervised. It’s a real plus for homeowners who miss the weekly pickup by the city. On the flip side, many residents use the unsupervised […]

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Appliances, Food, Heat and Cooling

A Few Tips on How to Use Spray Paint

30 May , 2014  

This video will show step-by-step how to prep the surface painting and a few tips for a professional finish. For this project, materials required were two aerosol cans of Rust-Oleum Appliance Enamel, a Rust-Oleum Spray Grip, paint suit and mask. It only took a few days, but, the finish was worth it. The project was […]

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Appliances, Other, Power Tools

Trading the Trusty Table Saw for a 1930’s Frost King Ice Box

18 Apr , 2014  

Took one for the team, and traded my trusty table saw for an 1930’s Frost King Ice Box. For the last year, we’ve been searching for one of these old school refrigerators. How they work is quite basic, a large chunk of ice would be put in the top and the cool air would filter […]

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Appliances, Buildings and Renovations, Food, Heat and Cooling

Make a Propane Refrigerator Run Cooler in the Summer

8 Jul , 2013  

The RV style of propane refrigerator (Dometic-3 way) was not getting cold on the inside. Turned up the thermostat from setting 2 to 4 make it colder, but there was no effect. It was a major concern, since there was a heat wave coming and the frozen vegetables, beverages and steaks would go bad. Also, […]

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Appliances, Buildings and Renovations, Plumbing, Woodworking

4 Day Mini Laundry, Washer and Dryer Project

19 Jun , 2013  

This project takes place on the home front. Had to work through the weekend and get the space ready for the new stacking washer and dryer unit. Since the 10 year Kenmore washer packed it in and we live 90 percent on the second floor of our home, we decided to move the laundry units […]

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Appliances, Food, Heat and Cooling

Installation of a RV Refrigerator into a Cabin

30 May , 2013  

With the summer fast approaching, the quest for cold beers and the ability to store food for longer periods would definitely keep the family happy and increase the moral. Therefore, the propane RV refrigerator project shot up to the top of the list. Prior to the propane fridge, we had a 12 volt Mobicool thermoelectric […]

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