We have been busy at The Compound working on the container. Getting it prepared to be lowered in the ground, or at least as low as we can go due to the water level in this area of central FL. One of the issues we needed to address was protecting the container itself, especially since it will be buried. We'd like it to last as long as possible, and adding layers should help.
We are using this roll-on sticky goop, as well as a roof flashing sealer and "rubber in a can" (you read that right, it really does work!) for around each of the bolt holes to keep water out. All of them expand and contract with heat and cold, and keep water out. Exactly what we need.
We spent the better part of the day painting two-thirds of the container with it's first coat. The second coat will likely go on this next weekend. The remaining third and roof will be done after it's in the hole. It'll be easier to reach the other areas without hauling a ladder around.
Since we're all getting anxious, and realizing we're pretty close to moving the container into it's final resting place, the Moose and the Boys decided to work on digging out the remaining dirt in the hole. It's not easy work, that's for sure, but none of them are afraid of picking up a shovel and getting it done! That's what I love about our group, we all get dirt under our nails!
The walk in cooler is all cut to size and in place. There are some final connections to be made, and then installation of the refrigeration itself. It along with the inside of the container will be painted. It would surely function just as it is, but since it's ours we'd like it to feel a bit more home-like. Just because The Compound is rough and wild, doesn't mean everything on it, needs to be.
More to come...