Post by Errol Strummer on Aug 14, 2013 13:03:43 GMT -8
Here is our old ice box once I pulled it out. This thing would only hold Block ice for like 12 hours we need to do something about this. The picture shows the current insulation under some cardboard should I leave it and cover with Aluminized foil insulation or can I just take all the old surf off and use new product everywhere.
My icebox had nothing on it, I made a cardboard box around it. Sprayed the space with great stuff spray foam. My thought this would be the best insulation and keep the box from sweating inside the cabinet... so far so good
I use styrofoam, a big 2" piece in the cabinet bottom, and 1" on the back and sides if possible. Then I insulate the entire ice box as thick as it will slide in the hole. As a final step, insulation over the top if I can reach. The more the better in my book.
Post by Errol Strummer on Aug 14, 2013 22:19:51 GMT -8
Thanks Vikx I ended up buying a sheet of 1" polyurethane board today and I'm going to wrap the box with it. I found some good ideas on a boat blog of all places that described how to fix ice boxes on certain kind of boats I'll post the link case anyone else wants to geek out on this / as I did earlier today.
I like it. I've seen Bob do this as well and he says it works great if you can just find solid block ice. If you have a big enough freezer you can make your own. Most of the block ice I see in the stores these days is just crushed ice pressed together and they don't last long at all. I don't think they make the cooler as cold either.
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...
Post by Errol Strummer on Aug 16, 2013 15:19:19 GMT -8
We will see how it works here it is all done. I inspected the door and it has 3/4" ply inside so this needs to be addresed as well. Thinking of just adding some insulation directly to the inside of door. Ill post a pic when I try it Tomorrow.
FiftyEightShasta - That flooring has such wonderful colors in it. Is there any way you could chip out the damaged tiles and replace them with a coordinating pattern? It'd be a truly random design, and that might look even cooler than the original.