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Old 02-11-2010, 10:29 AM   #1
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I'm planning on purchasing a used walk in cooler for a medium temp application. I have seen some coolers without refrigeration equipment go for pretty low prices. Has anyone disassembled one of these and reassembled one. I'm wondering how well the panels fit back together or if there was any problems. If I go with just used panels, I will have to design and install a new refrigeration system. I'm not sure if this would be worth the cost. Does anyone know a ball park figure for an 8k btu/hr condensing unit and evap? My other option would be to find a used cooler with refrigeration.

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:15 PM   #2
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Yes, it wasnt too painful at all. As long as you have all the parts and none of the interlocking tabs are broken, you should be fine.

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yummy, lots of beer storage
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:16 PM   #4
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Shouldn't be to bad as long as the floor is level before you start if not the cam locks sections will give you trouble.

I'd have some good silicon caulking or foam on hand just in case.

The manufacturer should have a stamp or tag somewhere if you need parts they are readily available.

Pricing hard to say, not suppose to prices items on DIY.
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As Sultini said. A level floor is important.

I usually mark the panels before disassembly. Makes it easier to reassemble.
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Does anybody have any recommendations on doing a heat load on it? I was going to go through HeatCrafts engineering data. I'll then compare it to some of the load calculation programs.

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