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Project by cmassey1999 posted 02-17-2015 12:39 AM 1362 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this using cedar fence pickets and an igloo cooler(48Qt).

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TheQueTip

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#1 posted 02-17-2015 02:40 AM

Nice job. Looks like something I need to make for the back patio. Is the faucet on the side tied into the drain plug on the igloo, or is this used for something else.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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cmassey1999

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#2 posted 02-17-2015 10:57 AM

The faucet drain is tied to the drain plug. The side handles have been removed and the top frame has been cut to fit on the handle mounts thus locking the cooler inside the stand. It was a fun project and we use it all the time in our BBQ area.

Charles

Nice quote.

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todd4390

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#3 posted 02-17-2015 12:24 PM

Curious how you tied the spigot to the cooler drain valve. I’m building one of these and apparently have a drain valve that is a bastard size and can’t find any fittings that will screw all the way into it. Nice work by the way.

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Aaron Gardner

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#4 posted 02-17-2015 04:04 PM

When I made the couple that I have made, I used a standard mount wall faucet designed to be used with PEX. Use a piece of flexible clear tubing and some hose clamps.(clamps aren’t a necessity but keep drips from occuring) use the drain spout that’s already in the cooler and just connect them.

-- Aaron Gardner

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 02-17-2015 04:17 PM

Always a fun build and useful project.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 02-17-2015 04:36 PM

It looks great. It’s a very practical rustic piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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cmassey1999

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#7 posted 02-17-2015 04:45 PM

I removed the existing drain and used (3) 3/4” male/female coupler/Adaptors will a rubber washer in between on the cooler (one one inside, two on the outside, the drain valve screw directly into the female side of the coupler on the outside. Hope this makes since.

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Aaron Gardner

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#8 posted 02-17-2015 04:56 PM

On my first one, I did begin to try to PLUMB it together. The cost of materials, and practical use just didn’t add up for me. This is when I went out to find an easier and more cost conscience way. I will say that no two of mine have ever been the same. It’s all what one wants to put into it. As long as you like it or the person you are building it for likes it, then you have done well.

-- Aaron Gardner

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#9 posted 02-17-2015 05:42 PM

Very nice!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 02-17-2015 07:03 PM

Great job. I have some of these to build this summer.

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