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Re: [medievalsawdust] Re: Need help waterproofing styrafoam cooler

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  • Dan Baker
    I use 2 liter bottles to freeze the water, cheaper then bottled water. ... -- YIS, Lord Rhys, Capten gen y Arian Lloer Privateer to the Midrealm Arafu at
    Message 1 of 6 , Aug 28, 2002
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      I use 2 liter bottles to freeze the water, cheaper then bottled water.


      >Ulrich,
      >
      >This is not a solution to waterproofing the styrofoam, but it is an
      >alternate to blue ice. I started freezing bottled water. the
      >bottles will withstand the expansion handily, they do not leak, they
      >stay frozen just as long as blue ice in my experience, and they have
      >the added advantage that as they thaw out, you can drink them. When
      >they are half thawed and half ice, they are REALLY cold and
      >refreshing. Now you have ice to keep your cooler contents cold, no
      >space wasted by non-consumable blue ice, and no excess water sloshing
      >around the bottom of the cooler. It works for me.
      >
      >I think before I used my time and resources trying to waterproof the
      >inside of a styrofoam cooler (which indeed I have not seen and
      >therefore am limited in my perspective) I would probably coat the
      >inside of the chest to protect the wood from water, and put a few
      >small drainage holes in the bottom of the chest. Again, that's my
      >perspective which is limited by not having seen the cooler in
      >question, or the plans for the chest.
      >
      >Best regards,
      >-Oli
      >
      >
      >
      >--- In medievalsawdust@y..., Joseph Hayes <von_landstuhl@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi all,
      > >
      > > Three things I hate seeing at events are modern chairs, giant
      > > tupperware boxes for armor, and coolers. I hate to admit it, but
      >I'm
      > > as guilty as everyone else in the last two cases, but I'm trying to
      >get
      > > better.
      > >
      > > I've acquired a really nice styrafoam cooler. It's about an inch
      >thick
      > > all around and it has straight sides. It's not one of those cheap
      > > "throw it away when you're done" coolers.
      > >
      > > I was planning to build a wooden chest to hide the cooler in and
      >maybe
      > > have it double as seating. I assumed the cooler was waterproof,
      >but I
      > > decided to test it by filling it with water. To my surprise, it
      > > leaked. I guess the cells of foam aren't as close together as I
      > > expected.
      > >
      > > Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can apply to the outside
      >of
      > > the cooler to waterproof it? If not, I guess I could use blue
      >ice...
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > Ulrich
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      YIS,

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      Privateer to the Midrealm

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