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« on: April 01, 2009, 10:53:55 PM »

Just finished this up and got it going tonite finally.  Started by going to the local landfill, grabbing a almost new freezer that was thrown away, grabbed a hot water heater.  The freezer condensor was stripped out already and saved me some work (thanks to the scavengers) (like me!!!!), I drilled a hole in the side of the shelf to insert the top element from the hot water heater, used heat proof gasket silicone. On the back side, i cut the skin and removed the insulation, screwed the top element thermostat to it, by the way, these are about 4inches up from the bottom.  Wired it all into a light switch(to easily shut off power), then into an outlet(to also power the bubbler), out of that with a 12 guage ext cord to plug into the wall.  Within 2 hours it was 100 degrees, taking into consideration it was  30+ gal of ice cold water.  Right now there are 3 deer, 2 bobcat, and 1 beaver, small skulls in a plastic bag, not in the pics yet though.


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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 10:57:12 PM »

VERY Cool!!


I have been thinking that would make an excellent degrease station.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 08:52:09 AM »

Does it still have the lid?  I have an add going on CL now looking for another freezer just for what you did. 

Should work great.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 12:11:39 PM »

It wasn't on it, but i'm gonna go look and see if its there somewhere, if not, i'll make my own to keep the heat in.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009, 01:46:28 PM »

what kind of drain?
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009, 04:49:48 PM »

Just the regular drain for now, don't need to change the main water very often.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009, 08:32:02 PM »

So you just use the heat from the main water to keep the container water warm right.  Just any water tank elements?
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2009, 11:08:30 PM »

yep, the main tank water to heat it.  I used the bolt-on style rather than the treaded style.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2009, 12:09:47 AM »

Sweet! That's what I love about this forum, every time you have a look there's always something new! Good Job!

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2009, 04:13:01 PM »

Cant wait to see a pic of it after like 10 skulls, seems like it would be a pain to drain and clean.  Nice idea though.
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2009, 07:34:02 PM »

nice, i really like that idea ;)
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2009, 06:11:41 PM »

good idea man
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2009, 09:15:20 PM »

I didn't have a freezer or the room for one so i made one out of a rubbermaid tote. I used a 110 heating element and wired it with a 110 thermostat. I think its a 50 or 55gal. and i can close the lid, and i got a monster in there right now. Hope somebody can get some ideas from my pictures, i didn't spend over 30 bucks and it works great.


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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2009, 09:50:47 PM »

Looks great! I would try to wrap some insulation around it just to hold the heat in and save on the electric bill.
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2009, 09:52:40 PM »

Inexpensive and does the job.

Well Done!!
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