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Project by edwood1975 posted 05-09-2015 01:16 AM 1909 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So we decided to redo our deck in the coming weeks and I thought this piece would make a great addition.

I also made a blog detailing the build so I won’t go into too much detail describing the steps. I used Sketchup to design the piece and since I already had a 48 quart cooler in the basement I made the dimensions to suit that.

Here is a link to the blog http://lumberjocks.com/edwood1975/blog/56778

I also just purchased the Kreg K4 jig which is designed to easily places pocket holes and I have to say it’s a fantastic product .

I hope you like it because i spent alot of happy hours building it and I used almost every tool I own and a few new ones making it

After a few comments and realizing that the cooler full of melted Walter I needed a way to get the water out of there, so I was in The Home Depot and I found this product called a gripper and it worked awesome

http://t.homedepot.com/p/Oatey-2-in-Gripper-Mechanical-Plastic-Test-Plug-33401/100346775...,

Here is a pic of it inside the cooler.

This is a pic on the underside of the cooler

It’s very easily installed you just drill a 2” hole in the cooler and then the. Gripper has a rubber ring that expands to fill the hole you just made by tightening a wing nut on the top and loosening it when you want to remove it and let the water out…

That’s it

-- Ed





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greg48

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#1 posted 05-09-2015 01:41 AM

Nice build Ed. Guess your project production will fall off a bit since you will be spending more time on the deck sipping cold ones. One question however, how do you empty the cooler of the water from the melted ice?

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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edwood1975

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#2 posted 05-09-2015 01:45 AM



Nice build Ed. Guess your project production will fall off a bit since you will be spending more time on the deck sipping cold ones. One question however, how do you empty the cooler of the water from the melted ice?

- greg48

I did think about adding a spigot but I have a small wet/dry vac that I will be using to recycle the water and use it on our veg garden.. It’s never been used and its sole purpose will be for watering the garden and other external uses

-- Ed

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#3 posted 05-09-2015 02:06 PM

Looks great. Your link doesn’t work.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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edwood1975

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#4 posted 05-09-2015 02:36 PM



Looks great. Your link doesn t work.

- mrjinx007


Thanks I fixed the link

-- Ed

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#5 posted 05-09-2015 07:55 PM

Nice—-on every aspect of it!

Darn cooler was empty though!

Make mine a dark-stout. Would really enhance the looks when open, only—but too pretty to leave open long!

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 05-10-2015 10:43 PM

Looks good Ed. Now you can spend more hours getting happy happy happy with that cooler chucked full of cold ones.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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