We had record rains this year. The canal has never been this high in the 4+ years we've been here, and this past week didn't help any either (8+ inches in less than 24 hours). We had standing water inside. At first we were not sure where it was coming from. You see, they're supposed to be water tight. We actually had the walk in cooler installed and were about ready to start installing the solar panels and shelving. That has been put on hold for months, as we tried a few different things, and frankly waited until the water level went down and the container dried out.
Our solution, tar the floor, laydown a water proof tarp (for lack of a better word, I'll use tarp), then we poured a 3" base of concrete.
So here's a short video of the inside.
We still have more concrete to pour, but we needed the cooler up for this weekend, as we butchered our first pig at The Compound. He's part of our Thanksgiving feast.
Here's a video of the walk in cooler, refrigeration option. FYI, I mentioned Fridgedair (the only brand they don't recommend) We actually have a GE unit.
For more information on the system itself, here's a link to their site.
It worked like a charm for 4 days straight! It's a great option to the standard walk in refrigeration, which needs 208v and a refrigeration guy to install and charge. Besides, it's expensive. We easily did this ourselves. It could make just about any room a walk in cooler, using standard 110v and cost no more than $500 total, between the CoolBot and the AC unit.