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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Stonington, CT
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!
Ok, for about $5 bucks, IDK, I had this Reflectix stuff left over from a job...
I made liners last year for the ice box. We use to have a block and a bag of ice last a maximum of two days before this system, had the ice last well into 5 days last year. Also, instead of the block of ice, we freeze gallon jugs of water, when it melts, we have drinking water instead of bilge water.
I cut a piece that goes down each side and does the bottom, punched a hole where the drain hole is at the bottom of the ice box. Made two more panels for front and back. and one more that fits over the top, a little longer than required so that it can be tucked in at the back of the box.
As the food goes away, we push the top piece down so that it is on top of the food.When you open the lid of the ice box, you can reach stuf that's in the back or in the front, but it keeps the cold in..
Nice if you don't have refrigeration.
Easy to clean, easy to store and cheap to make A roll of 24 inch Reflectix at home dump is about $25.