I may be in over my head !?!?!? With Cooler-Q-Views..... ShoneyBoy

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by shoneyboy, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok…..So here is the deal….. I have been wanting a larger area to work making sausage and curing meat and stuff like that……. Over the summer I came into a few extra $$$, so decided to add onto the house with the intent to use that space for “Family Space” LOL !!!!! Sausage Room!!!!! I’m about ¾ of the way through that addition now……. Waiting on permits!?!?!

    On Dec 4th a buddy of mine send me a Craigslist link ad for a Walk-in cooler….. I laughed and I kind of blew if off, 1st because the ad was 23 days old, 2nd because it was huge walk-in cooler…..8ft x 8ft x 20ft……. Well, curiosity got the best of me and I had to look into it, so I texted them asking if they still had it for sale…… About an hour later I received text stating that they still had it and needed it to go pretty quickly……After about an hour of going back and forth texting, I just decided to give him a call to get to the bottom of this……. After going back and forth for a while on the phone again about what do you want for it?  I don’t know what will you give me for it? He threw out that he felt that it was worth $2,500.00….. I kinda gave him a chuckle and said that I could not get even close to that number. I thanked him for his time and was getting ready to hang up the phone when he stopped me and asked, “What can you afford?”…. I threw out $500.00…… He said that he needed to call his stepdad and ask him what he thought about the offer and would call me back…… When I hung up the phone with him I thought I would never hear back from him or anything about the cooler ever again...…… He called me back about an hour later, he stated that I needed to come by to look at it and discuss price with his stepdad…… He gave me the address, it was only about ¼ of a mile from my house, so my son and I went by to look at it……..

    After looking at this huge cooler with everything intact…..UH!!!! I could not help myself……. The words “What is your best price? “resonates through my head now……He said $1,500.00…..again I back away and threw out $500.00…… After a bit of going back and forth we settled on $800.00 and I had to dismantle it…….. SOLD!!!

    It took us 4 days, working on it a few hours a day to dismantle the thing, it’s all cam-locks together so after the 1st day learning curb, it was easy…….

    So here is the newest addition to the ShoneyBoy’s and ShoneyBoy Jr processing toys……… We have to build a floor for it, because it was installed on the concrete floor of the business, but everything is there and it even comes with the condenser and evaporator….. Myself and Jr are both licensed HVAC Tec’s so reinstalling it will be a breeze……..

     Now how to tell the wife???? Jr said I may be sleeping in it once I tell her……. Ha!!!

    Picture before dismantling it..... the rust around the bottom it a piece of trim that will be replaced anyway........

    How do I get that Condenser off of the roof ????

    Here is how you remove condenser from the roof of the business........ Whew!!! we did not drop it !!!

    So it's all home now, we need to make some more $$ to start building the floor for this monster........Thanks for looking ShoneyBoy 
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
  2. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Envy, is an understatement of what I have for you right now... Congrats on this! You do realize that you are going to be a full blown butcher now, right? I expect to see a cow hanging in there by Feb.
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is AWESOME!! Congrats!
  4. Awesome....if you are a hunter like I am that is perfect for game processing at home! Great find.
  5. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great score Shoneyboy!  Talk about a mancave!

  6. crazzycajun

    crazzycajun Meat Mopper

    DonT forget to seal the seams as you put it together had a chance a one but it was 3 phase damb
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats great Shoneyboy, WE now have plenty of room to store our sauage and bacons.....


    Grats, man that a great grab ya made!  As to telling the wife I bet its not the first tiem you've ever been in the dog house. But now its air conditioned.....LOL
  8. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was thinking that it would be 3 phase too and I would not be able to use the equipment, so I was planning on using http://www.storeitcold.com/ for it.... But it worked out that it was 220v single phase.......[​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
  9. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great score... thinking you'll have to get a second job now to pay the electric bill to keep it running full time...
  10. Hello Shoneyboy.  Great steal and what luck it was single phase.  When I was a teenager my friends Dad had an outbuilding about 12'x12' on a concrete floor.  We insulated that thing and just hung a window unit in it.  Processed a lot of deer and hogs in that thing.  With that thing you could open a side business, or even just rent out the room for folks to process their own game.  Keep Smokin!

  11. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★


    ​So, did it come with a cot? [​IMG]  

    [​IMG]  You sure you took down the right condensing unit? That thing is huge!
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I would hate to see you get in trouble with the wife so tell ya what I'll do to help. I'll come pick up that cooler and give ya back the money you paid for it that way the wife won't get mad [​IMG]

    Congrats and I'm jealous
  13. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi ShoneyBoy, from one HVAC Engineer to another, good steal!

    Smokin Monkey �

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