Re: [medievalsawdust] Re: Need help waterproofing styrafoam cooler
- I use 2 liter bottles to freeze the water, cheaper then bottled water.
>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.
>--- 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
> > as guilty as everyone else in the last two cases, but I'm trying to
> > better.
> > I've acquired a really nice styrafoam cooler. It's about an inch
> > 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
> > have it double as seating. I assumed the cooler was waterproof,
> > 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
> > the cooler to waterproof it? If not, I guess I could use blue
> > Thanks,
> > Ulrich
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