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Old 01-29-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default My little coolidor project

I wanted a small singles unit that would hold 50-70 cigars. (I won't keep more than 30 in this)

The mission was to keep it under $130 and have it hold 65-70 temp/rh.

1. Coolidor - $79
2. (2) trays - $20
3. 1/2 lb beads/bag - $20
4. Hygrometer - $12

I went over my budget by $1

After a few days to get it set up and hygrometer calibrated, it works well and hold temp/rh perfect. We will see how long it last be for it breaks and I have to modify it....







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Old 01-29-2010, 07:12 PM   #2
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that is very interesting, what is the actual unit made from? is it some sort of wine cooler?
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:25 PM   #3
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Small 8 bottle wine cooler
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:28 PM   #4
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Nice looking setup you have there. Kudos!

Where did you get those trays, if you don't mind me asking?
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can all wine coolers be turned into humi's? excuse my ignorance. I have a buddy with like a 30 bottle figidair that is in his garage rotting.
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www cheaphumidor com (there on eBay as well)
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can all wine coolers be turned into humi's? excuse my ignorance. I have a buddy with like a 30 bottle figidair that is in his garage rotting.
If you want to use the cooling feature of a refrigerator most people would say you need a thermoelectric fridge. A traditional condenser will cause large humidity swings.
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is that like the little dorm fridge's?
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If you want to use the cooling feature of a refrigerator most people would say you need a thermoelectric fridge. A traditional condenser will cause large humidity swings.
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is that like the little dorm fridge's?
The dorm style fridges would be condenser. You want a Vinotemp or similar. Most wine fridges are thermoelectric.
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Yes thermoelectric is preferred however I know some that use regular compressor type fridges without much issue, I believe Scott (Shilala) used compressor ones. The swings in RH are not as much of an issue if you mainly keep boxes in them because the boxes will help buffer the RH and the sticks inside them will stay at a fairly constant RH because it takes a while for the humidity to work its way into the boxes.
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Nice work; it gives me some ideas!
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Default Re: My little coolidor project

That is a very nice little setup. Gives me an idea. I have a 28 bottle unit but have a major overflow problem and I could use one of those for my ready to smoke stix and my big unit for aging.

Thanks for sharing!
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can all wine coolers be turned into humi's? excuse my ignorance. I have a buddy with like a 30 bottle figidair that is in his garage rotting.
Usually anything over 28 bottles is compressor cooled and 28 or less is Thermoelectric cooled.
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That is a very nice little setup. Gives me an idea. I have a 28 bottle unit but have a major overflow problem and I could use one of those for my ready to smoke stix and my big unit for aging.

Thanks for sharing!

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That is really sweet. It would make a great little desktop!!
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Nice, I looked at one of these around christmas and wonderd how it would work. You did a nice job putting it together.
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That is really sweet. It would make a great little desktop!!
Like you need a humidor - running out of space already?
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Default Re: My little coolidor project

Not to thread jack, but is there a big demand for the little units?

I have seen the little ones in a lot of stores, best buy even has them, and just never gave them a second glance.

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Not to thread jack, but is there a big demand for the little units?

I have seen the little ones in a lot of stores, best buy even has them, and just never gave them a second glance.

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Yes, HUGE demand and growing minute by minute. I officially offer mine as a test unit for your new line of tiny coolidor draws.

Seriously though, probably not, unless one wants a single stick unit or office unit.

PM me if you want internal dimension measurements.

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