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Old 08-27-2015, 04:21 PM   #11
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Is the home built fridge something of your design, or could you point me at the info for that? That sounds interesting.
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:34 PM   #12
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Is the home built fridge something of your design, or could you point me at the info for that? That sounds interesting.
It's my own design. Peltier elements are available for $3-$8 on eBay. Connect it with a heatsink from a CPU and a CPU fan, put 12v 5a through it and the non heatsink side will be 20C cooler (about 35f).

Make a hole in a cooler and put the cold side into the hole. Insulate well and your cooler will be 20C cooler inside.

Now, if you add a heatsink and a low powered fan inside then it should cool faster.

If you put more Peltier elements cooling the hot side then maybe you might get a few more degrees coolness though the power used will be high enough to question the worth.

One guy built his own Peltier air conditioner!
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Hopefully, whoever ends up with it is a Member here and we all get to hear

"The rest of the story"
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:54 AM   #14
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Hopefully, whoever ends up with it is a Member here and we all get to hear

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I did notice that the post had vanished from craigslist. I was left with many questions...
1. Why a Florida landline number when the bus was purportedly being sold by a garage in south Carolina.
2. Why the long spiel about how much had been spent on it?
3. Why did it seem too good to be true?
4. Why were there no contact details for Love Chevrolet?
In the words of a classmate from highschool - there's more fish there than on a trawler!
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:28 AM   #15
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the key to the good freebies is being first to get there. Here is one example that popped up this AM. Its about thirty minutes from me. Not the BEST but its free. I could get whatever is worth getting and make a few hundred on the scrap.

https://orlando.craigslist.org/zip/5193875165.html

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Hah. I have seen free mobile homes. Usually no title, 40 years old and the site owner won't allow them to be broken up on site.
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