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    Default Freeze branding cooler

    I built a cooler out of 16 gauge steel for a angus ranch in southwest KS. They freeze brand (dry ice and 90% alcohol) roughly 5000 head of cattle a year and needed a cooler that was functional and durable to hold 30 plus branding irons and withstand the extremely cold temperature.

    The inside measures 16" wide x 16" deep x 38" long. The outside is 18.5" wide x 18.5" tall x 40.5" long (1.5" thick wall and lid). It will be spray foamed using slow rise foam (R value of 7 for 1" thickness) and a rubber gasket will line the top of the cooler where the door closes. The cooler weighs roughly 80-90 lbs.

    There is a cart it sits on to help maneuver it around the barn. Everything will be painted light stone upon completion.

    I built this for a buddy so only charging him for materials (no time). Just wondering what someone would pay for this exact setup to use for camping, tailgating, etc.?

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    A picture would be nice

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    Trying to get some pictures uploaded, but having trouble doing it with the iPad. May not be able to post pics tonight.
    Last edited by 4Mfarms; 02-13-2013 at 08:38 PM.

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    Interested to see some pictures. We always used liquid nitrogen. It is sweet how the hair grows back white. Very easy to see from a mile off with a good set of binoculars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Mfarms View Post

    I built this for a buddy so only charging him for materials (no time). ?
    Since you built this for a Buddy, and didn't charge for your time, he should at least OFFER you a few prime cut steaks for your effort after they take one to slaughter.

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    All I get are 5 invalid attachments. No pix yet.

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    That looks like it should work nicely! Good work!
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    What's to keep the lid lifts from freezing up? It seems like there should be a hole in the lid somewhere for the branding handles to stick out. Otherwise who ever grabs the frozen handle will freeze brand their hand.

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