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Offline RSC

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« on: April 25, 2010, 01:06:08 AM »
We are trying to get hair without a cooler.  Someone else gave me the idea and we advanced it.  Twice daily after rinsing we will give the calves a dose of ice.cold water to bring the body temp down.

Tell me what you think.  We might build a few more if anyones interested.

We named it the "Poor Man's Cooler"

Tony

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Re: Pictures: Our New Show Barn Toy.....
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 01:10:51 AM »
i would love on of these!
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 02:43:32 AM »
Actually it works great, we use a cooler hooked to a mister hose and freeze milk jugs full of water so the water coming out it ice cold.

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Re: Pictures: Our New Show Barn Toy.....
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2010, 02:46:55 AM »
It'll work, they have been used for years in Texas.

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Re: Pictures: Our New Show Barn Toy.....
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2010, 04:47:49 AM »
Can you give me the plans on how to build one? I think this would be of great use to us..
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2010, 05:29:16 PM »
Could i also get the setup and maybe a ballpark price???

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Re: Pictures: Our New Show Barn Toy.....
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2010, 05:35:43 PM »
just get a freezer and a pump and ur in business

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Re: Pictures: Our New Show Barn Toy.....
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010, 09:48:25 PM »
Steirwalt told us about this several years ago at a clinic.  Works well and a great way to bring down body temps in a hurry.  We use a watering wand instead of a spray nozzle to really soak them quickly.  Good work Tony.

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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2010, 09:57:57 PM »
How much did it cost you to build it?

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2010, 12:35:04 AM »
I just might have to try this idea
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Re: Pictures: Our New Show Barn Toy.....
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2010, 02:46:48 AM »
i have a similar set up for the use of my hurricanes, works great to keep adult beverages cold when working in the barn on hot July days is also an added bonus

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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2010, 04:03:45 AM »
Can you give me the plans on how to build one? I think this would be of great use to us..
Here is a rough description of the plan.  We bought all the supplies from Menards.  I found the pump at Bomgars as well but it was about $20 cheaper at Menards.  The pump is a a Simer Pump.  Give me a few weeks and I'll tell you how it works.  It is small in size to make it light weight when opening the freezer.  It comes with a kit that includes a 6 inch garden hose that you drill a hose through the lid of the freezer.  It also has a filter for the end of the hose which should help the longevity of the pump.  The only thing about this unit that I didn't like was that it did not have an on/off switch.  I didn't want the boys plugging a cord in every day in the we environment of a wash rack so we cut the cord and put a toggle switch in the cord.

We drilled four hould through the lid of the freezer to mount the pump with 3 inch bolts then drilled a hole for the inlet hose.  We sealed the drilled holes with caulk.  The freezer we purchase is a 7.2 cu foot in size.  The 5 cu ft freezer is on sale right now.  I was told the 5 would almost cover 3 calves twice a day.  We decided to go with the larger one as we have 3 boys that will be showing together shortly and we may need to cover more than 3 head.

Hope this helps.  Ask more questions if you have any.

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Re: Pictures: Our New Show Barn Toy.....
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2010, 04:29:41 AM »
Whats on the inside of the cooler? are you putting frozen milk jugs in it with copper tubing? or is the freezer functioning and you just have water running through it with copper tubing?
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Re: Pictures: Our New Show Barn Toy.....
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2010, 08:00:25 PM »
Don't know about  RSC, we use milk jugs filled with water and freeze them and put in as many as it will hold and fill the rest of the way with water.

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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2010, 02:56:24 PM »
I am a newbie so please this is just an honest question.  Isn't well water about 38 degrees, and this water would be about 33 at best.  Will it make that much of a difference?
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