Reddit Reddit reviews Igloo® 5 Gallon Orange Cooler w/Seat Lid (EA)

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Igloo® 5 Gallon Orange Cooler w/Seat Lid (EA)
Keeps water cold while providing a place to sit.
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6 Reddit comments about Igloo® 5 Gallon Orange Cooler w/Seat Lid (EA):

u/bubonis · 7 pointsr/homeless

No worries. With that in mind, you'll want to do a few things before anything else.

You'll have a few challenges ahead of you, but if you're willing to put in some elbow grease and a bit of cash, and your friends are amiable to you making a few modifications, you can have a nice tiny house. The fact that you're looking at living there for the next few years implies you're willing to do some work to make it nice. Your immediate challenges include:

  • Weatherproofing. The shed will need to be insulated so you can stay comfortable, and ideally with a moisture barrier to keep mold away. Read up on insulation requirements here and vapor barriers here.
  • Electricity. You'll need some power in the shed for things like your computer, charging your phone, running an air conditioner, etc.
  • Privacy. You cannot be caught or else you'll be out on your ass, so avoiding the neighbors as much as possible is a must.
  • Comfort. You'll need a bed, space for your belongings, and some basic creature comforts for those days when you simply can't go anywhere else.

    One thing missing is plumbing. I am hopefully correct in assuming that your friends will allow you to use their bathroom, shower, etc.

    First, you'll need to insulate the place. This is to keep your space warm during cooler times and cool during warmer times. The easiest way to accomplish this is with foam sheeting insulation, available at Home Depot, Lowes, etc. You simply cut the foam to size and press it in between the studs that make up the walls; friction holds it in place. Cut as carefully as you can as any gaps means a space where heat can bleed through. If your friends are okay with it, you can patch up small gaps between the foam and the studs using expanding spray foam insulation. Insulating the roof is a little more challenging but can be done in much the same way. I'm not a contractor so you'll want to do some research into installing insulation and vapor barriers.

    Once insulation is in place you can finish the walls with drywall or other wall coverings, nailed into the studs. Drywall has higher cost and is harder to work with; you might want to consider something simpler like wood paneling. If you want to go on the cheap and are willing to work a bit, start collecting and disassembling shipping palettes. Remove all the nails from the boards, sand the boards smooth, then nail the boards between the studs to cover the walls. When you're done you can paint it or stain it or seal it.

    The bare plywood floor is going to be a turnoff, and I would avoid carpet since you won't have a way to clean it. On the plus side, since the shed will be a small space you can get a couple of boxes of good quality vinyl plank flooring and lay it all down in a single afternoon. It'll be durable, attractive, and easy to clean.

    For electricity, don't even think about running an extension cord as there's too many ways that could go wrong. I might consider two options. A couple of solar panels on the roof connected to a couple of simple car batteries can provide reasonable DC power for indoor LED lighting, charging your phone, running a fan or Bluetooth speaker, and other low-load devices. Supplement that with a gas-powered generator for higher load items like an air conditioner. Gasoline generators are cheap and run for up to eight hours on a tank of gas. When shopping, find one that's QUIET and reliable (read: Honda).

    If the shed has any windows you'll want to install something that will keep light from bleeding out and prevent people from peeking in. The last thing you want is for a cop car to drive by and wonder why there are lights on in a shed late at night. Consider applying mirrored blackout film (allows light in, doesn't allow light out) to the windows and installing blackout curtains on the inside.

    Air circulation is going to be key to your comfort. A hang-out-the-window air conditioner isn't in your future, nor is lighting a fire. Consider a small portable heater/AC unit that you can connect to your generator for power. Some of the better ones also act as dehumidifiers (if you're in a damp area) which can be helpful. If your shed has cross ventilation grates near the roof, consider changing them out for powered fans that can be connected to your solar batteries, and are reversible so that you can have good airflow as needed.

    A convertible bed or futon would likely be your best approach for sleeping arrangements. If your shed's roof has horizontal beams inside like the green boards pictured here then you might even be able to get creative with some plywood and build a loft bedroom up there. Screw down the plywood, cover the floor with more vinyl planks, put a small mattress up there, and set up a ladder to get up and down.

    Then it's just an exercise in minimal living. Forget about a big TV or high-end gaming computer; use a laptop as your "entertainment center" and stream everything. (Oh, right: If your wifi isn't strong enough from the house you may want to bump your data plan to "unlimited" and use your phone as your internet access point for your laptop.) Be careful with appliances as they often consume a lot of electricity (you don't want to be running your generator 24/7). An insulated water cooler filled with ice and water from the house can provide a convenient and cool water source for several days.
u/paintchips_beef · 3 pointsr/ElectricForest

We brought one of these and filled it with water. We also brough a little scrub brush and some soap. Precooking as much stuff as you can is definitely the way to go. And if you are going to cook bring foil and it will make it a little less messy if you put that down first.

u/narnwork · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

I'm trying to make a keg cooler for my 2.5 gallon keg. The keg has dimensions of 9.125in diam x 14.5in tall. This water cooler thing has dimensions of 14.5x13x19.5in. It seems like the keg is small enough but I'm not sure why there's two measurements for the keg and three for the cooler.

Currently I just use a picnic tap so I'm unfamiliar with shanks and stuff like that. Would this work if I just put the keg in the cooler, drilled a hole in the side wall and attached a shank and a faucet to the keg?

I also have a mini regulator like this that I plan on using for a CO2 source.

u/2flydx · 1 pointr/grainfather

i use the heat delay and heat the strike water and sparge water together. then before i mash i use the pump and take out the sparge water and put in a cooler ( ) it keeps it hot. its not 167 degrees but its close and i figure its better than sparging with cold water.

u/Circle_in_a_Spiral · 1 pointr/camping

These and others like it should work.

u/apskel01 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

If you don't want to do BIAB get yourself a 5 gallon cooler, throw on a weldless bulkhead, and get a paint strainer bag as your filter. It'll maybe cost you 40-50 bucks max. Links below.

1/2"x10mm Stainless Steel Ball Valve Weldless Bulkhead for Home Brew Kettle

Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Jug with spigot

5 Gallon Elastic Opening Paint Strainer Bags 6 Pieces

You can probably find a cheaper 5 gallon cooler at your local home improvement stores. They usually run 20-25 at my local Home Depot during the summer.