[Market-farming] coolbot

Thomas P Hurtgen hurtgenmeadows at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 20:50:55 EDT 2011

My CoolBot has worked flawlessly for two years running and doesn't  
show any signs of problems.  5 x 10 room built as per CoolBot specs  
(sits inside a 6 x 10 covered trailer).  I have the largest LG a/c  
unit that will run on 110 and it is within CoolBot spec also.   
Meticulous installation of insulation is probably the key (along with  
caulking every single crack).  My set point is 38 for vegetables and  
flowers (a compromise for the mix of produce).  Tom (7b)

On Aug 14, 2011, at 7:29 PM, MAsteveINE wrote:

> Following from amazon, I noticed that they are calling for only 4  
> inches of foam insulation which is only
> R 28, were it me building a cooler I would like it to be 2 to 3  
> times that as time and cash allow.
> MAsteveINE
> http://www.amazon.com/CoolBot-Cooler-Controller-window-conditioner/dp/B003VSLTAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313363337&sr=8-1
> The CoolBot turns most brands of off-the-shelf, window-type air  
> conditioning units (purchased separately) into a turbo-charged  
> cooling machine. Transform a (highly-insulated) room into a walk-in  
> cooler, keeping products fresh and thermostatically controlled cool  
> to 35° even in the heat of summer! Truly DIY. No tools or electrical  
> knowledge required (See our youtube installation video!). CoolBot  
> makes no warranty-voiding modifications to the air conditioner.  
> Installs in 2-3 minutes on (most) major brands of window air  
> conditioning units purchased separately, including LG, Samsung,  
> Kenmore and Haier. (Check your brand before purchasing!) You *MUST*  
> use StoreItCold sizing charts and recommended air conditioners  
> brands. CoolBot saves on upfront and installation costs and KEEPS  
> saving with much lower electrical bills when combined with new  
> EnergyStar rated a/c units engineered to stricter environmental and  
> efficiency standards than standard walk-in cooler compressors.  
> CoolBots are perfect for hunters, farmers, and florists. CoolBots  
> are recommended by many University extension programs! Do a quick  
> Google Search to read articles about this new cooling system! * WHO  
> SHOULD NOT BUY A COOLBOT * It's NOT for Everyone! CoolBots have less  
> than a 1% return rate, but they are *NOT* appropriate for all  
> applications!! *Rooms require 4" of rigid foam insulation, floors,  
> walls and ceiling! Less insulation and unit only cools into the  
> 40's! *Requires use of StoreItCold sizing and brand  
> recommendations!! Undersized/off brand air conditioners WILL NOT  
> WORK! *CoolBot rooms get down to 43 degrees quickly, then slow down  
> (because of minimal fins/fans in standard air conditioners). Uses  
> involving more than 6 openings/hour (many restaurants!) are TOO MUCH  
> for CoolBots to keep up during the day! Temps will be in the low  
> 40's and not safe for food! Caterers and small cafe's love CoolBot.  
> Large busy restaurants would NOT except as a secondary cooler!
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