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Aug 23rd, 2016 at 2:06am
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We got sick of hanging carcasses off the garage trusses, scaffolding etc so Mike finally decided to get one made. Wheels fitted on one side and handles on the other make it easy to move around, getting the small walk in chiller made has been brilliant for storingslurried fish, ice, home kills and of course wild game.







Big Redskins fit in it well.
  
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Reply #1 - Aug 23rd, 2016 at 9:06am
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That is a wicked set up might have a crack a that my self
  
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Reply #2 - Aug 24th, 2016 at 1:15am
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That's a sweet set up Ice Smiley
I've got a big walk in one I can use at work but have been thinking about doing one at home. Always a worry if the chiller breaks down during the holidays.
  
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Rugerman wrote on Aug 24th, 2016 at 1:15am:
That's a sweet set up Ice Smiley
I've got a big walk in one I can use at work but have been thinking about doing one at home. Always a worry if the chiller breaks down during the holidays.



We have always used other guys chillers, but it becomes a pain if arriving home late at night or early morning etc.

Getting one made was simple enough with using full panels, I was worried it maybe a bit small, but it holds and chills 6 Fallow easily, probably 8 if needed and 4 Redskins fit in  sweet, The unit is one that can be left switched off until needed without harm and simply turned on when its going to be used.  chiller Temp is adjustable, we have it so that we can have the moisture drip into a bucket inside the chiller to help minimise the drying out of  carcasses, or have it dripping outside if we so choose, the interior light is very handy.

The gantry is built strong to be used for various jobs (lifting jet boat engines) if needed etc  Grin Grin  it can hold a few carcasses for skinning, processing etc in case there are any bystanders who can use a knife.

Just need to finish off enclosing that fish and meat processing area (shown in the photo) , put the large flake ice plant  and the chiller in there and we are done.
  
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Reply #4 - Aug 24th, 2016 at 8:35pm
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Line the floor with old cardboard remove when you take the animals out burn and replace  always have a clean floor that way Smiley
  
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Reply #5 - Aug 26th, 2016 at 9:43am
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very tidy set up.
  
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Reply #6 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 5:09am
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Top marks on the skinning job there Ice very professional. Yep the tip from warrior is a goody, do it as deer blood is a pain to get off the floor. Tongue
  
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Reply #7 - Aug 29th, 2016 at 9:18am
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Nice set up Ice, I hope to have something as good one day!
  
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ICEMAN wrote on Aug 24th, 2016 at 4:25am:
The unit is one that can be left switched off until needed without harm and simply turned on when its going to be used. chiller Temp is adjustable,


Very good. Was the unit new or did you convert something?
  
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PORKCHOP wrote on Aug 29th, 2016 at 9:57am:
ICEMAN wrote on Aug 24th, 2016 at 4:25am:
The unit is one that can be left switched off until needed without harm and simply turned on when its going to be used.� chiller Temp is adjustable,


Very good. Was the unit new or did you convert something?



completely New unit PC, I talked to a guy who has and still is involved with chillers, ice plants, refrigeration etc for over 40 years.  The whats, whys and where fores of  refrigeration is more complex than the what calibre is best scenario,  Grin

Getting a unit that can do what is asked of it is the first step mate, how many animals are likely to be needed chilling and how quickly it can do it etc plays a big part, being able to drop the carcasses core temp to 3 or 4 degrees is fine, but if it takes a week to do so Cry

I can have a look at some stage on the unit details etc of what we purchased. Mike and I are off to get a load of Meat next week so if I remember I will jot everything down or probably just take a photo or two for you then.
  
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Reply #10 - Sep 2nd, 2016 at 4:40pm
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Sounds good. I am well overdue to have a chiller of my own. Have always thought of converting a fridge like others have done but it that would be a bit on the small side.
Something bigger than a fridge but smaller than your one would suit me nicely.
  
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Reply #11 - Sep 2nd, 2016 at 6:07pm
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PORKCHOP wrote on Sep 2nd, 2016 at 4:40pm:
Sounds good. I am well overdue to have a chiller of my own. Have always thought of converting a fridge like others have done but it that would be a bit on the small side.
Something bigger than a fridge but smaller than your one would suit me nicely.


That is about as small as you could go without having to cut the standard 1200mm panels down.
Outside measurement 1600 long (1200 panels for the sides and then the 100mm thickness for the front door which is one panel and the back wall is another panel making it 1200 wide
  
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Reply #12 - Oct 25th, 2016 at 8:59pm
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Bloody clever buggas
  
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Reply #13 - Dec 29th, 2016 at 11:31am
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Dream setup. I will add this to my list.
  

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Reply #14 - Oct 3rd, 2017 at 5:30pm
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Ice can you please update these photos, would love to see them. I just get the photobucket icon
  
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