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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End Cuts, Food, Heat and Cooling

Part 2 – Fan Upgrade for 12V Electric Coleman Cooler

25 Jun , 2015   Video

This is part 2 of the Removing the Cooler Gizmo from an Electric Coleman Cooler series. The hot and cold fans are upgraded to a more efficient model and some changes were made to the wiring. The original plan was to put it into the old 1920’s ice box, but, after a second look (and […]

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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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Buildings and Renovations

Sweet (& Cheap) Outdoor Cooler from an Old Cupboard

15 Oct , 2013  

How to make an old cupboard into a cooler from recycled materials. It’s ideal for keeping salad fixings, vegetables, leftovers and beverages. A block of ice will last a few more days than a regular cooler. Also, if the thermometer dips down at night, it won’t affect the inside. Read more here…

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