Wine Cooler - Converted Humidor - has anyone attempted this?

djbeeniedjbeenie Posts: 469
I found this article and was thinking about do it since I can not find a humidor that comes in black. Has anyone tried this? If so your thoughts?
http://www.cigarchoice.net/?p=230
http://www.amazon.com/Deluxe-Bottle-Wine-Cooler-Refrigerator/dp/B000KL0MKM/ref=sr_1_1?s=appliances&ie=UTF8&qid=1326600555&sr=1-1

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  • Articles everywhere on it. I would rather make one out of wood personally, but if you want something very contemporary looking then it is a great option. Make sure to get at least a 24bottle and you can go to www.wineadors.com to see shelf conversion kits
  • GoatmilkGoatmilk Posts: 200
    Shaun.Harrison87:
    Articles everywhere on it. I would rather make one out of wood personally, but if you want something very contemporary looking then it is a great option. Make sure to get at least a 24bottle and you can go to www.wineadors.com to see shelf conversion kits

    those shelves that guy does are crazy.
  • jr_p951jr_p951 Posts: 1,121
    I have a winedor! I think its the smartest move I've ever made for my smokes! If you have any questions just PM me. Instead of pilig boxes in mine, I made Spanish Cedar drawers. All together I spend about $150 and it holds about 175 cigars. I think its an excellent deal compared to humidors! It controls temp and humidity for about the same price.
  • ThewelderThewelder Posts: 682 ✭✭
    I have a twelve bottle one big difference I did was cut planks of 1/4" cedar and used those as my shelving. I also use trays that you can purchase online. It looks a lot better than using the wire racks and it is a lot more stable. I highly recommend it
  • djbeeniedjbeenie Posts: 469
    Thanks guys, what are you using for humidity? Using Oasys?

    I think I am going to go with this one.

    http://www.amazon.com/NewAir-AW-281E-Bottle-Thermoelectric-Cooler/dp/B002ZV0OJO/ref=sr_1_17?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1326669226&sr=1-17
  • ThewelderThewelder Posts: 682 ✭✭
    about 3/4 pound of beads.
  • LasabarLasabar Posts: 4,473 ✭✭✭
    djbeenie:
    Thanks guys, what are you using for humidity? Using Oasys?

    I think I am going to go with this one.

    http://www.amazon.com/NewAir-AW-281E-Bottle-Thermoelectric-Cooler/dp/B002ZV0OJO/ref=sr_1_17?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1326669226&sr=1-17
    Go to the horses mouth my man... Horses' mouth

    http://www.air-n-water.com/product/AW-280E.htm
    I don't know what the difference is, but they look the same to me!
  • djbeeniedjbeenie Posts: 469
    Lasabar:
    djbeenie:
    Thanks guys, what are you using for humidity? Using Oasys?

    I think I am going to go with this one.

    http://www.amazon.com/NewAir-AW-281E-Bottle-Thermoelectric-Cooler/dp/B002ZV0OJO/ref=sr_1_17?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1326669226&sr=1-17
    Go to the horses mouth my man... Horses' mouth

    http://www.air-n-water.com/product/AW-280E.htm
    I don't know what the difference is, but they look the same to me!
    Great Find man! This is much cheaper. Thanks!
  • ThewelderThewelder Posts: 682 ✭✭
    djbeenie:
    Lasabar:
    djbeenie:
    Thanks guys, what are you using for humidity? Using Oasys?

    I think I am going to go with this one.

    http://www.amazon.com/NewAir-AW-281E-Bottle-Thermoelectric-Cooler/dp/B002ZV0OJO/ref=sr_1_17?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1326669226&sr=1-17
    Go to the horses mouth my man... Horses' mouth

    http://www.air-n-water.com/product/AW-280E.htm
    I don't know what the difference is, but they look the same to me!
    Great Find man! This is much cheaper. Thanks!
    And they both ship free
  • djbeeniedjbeenie Posts: 469
    Well an update, I found someone selling a $500 Wine Cooler for $25 bucks on craigslist. It's out of freon, luckily my buddy can refill/fix this, but I don't really need it too cool because my house never gets too hot in the summer. I plan on putting an OASIS system inside. Win for me! Picking it up Sat! Will post pics.
  • lcpleellcpleel Posts: 3,455 ✭✭✭
    djbeenie:
    Well an update, I found someone selling a $500 Wine Cooler for $25 bucks on craigslist. It's out of freon, luckily my buddy can refill/fix this, but I don't really need it too cool because my house never gets too hot in the summer. I plan on putting an OASIS system inside. Win for me! Picking it up Sat! Will post pics.
    sounds like a good deal. I like using thermoelectric vs compressor due to the RH spikes but I know of a lot of people that use compressor units. I my self have a 2 Thermoelectic units that running. Had 3 but my wines needed it more than the cigars. lol
  • 415415 Posts: 951
    looking into building a larger wineador because im far to lazy to build my own cab. humi right now.
    and ive run out of room again
    + it will only cost 1/2 as much
  • NightHawkNightHawk Posts: 247
    i have a 28ct edgestar, with 2 lbs of beads. had some shelves and drawers made out of sp cedar. 2 oust fans for added circulation. the only issue i have is with some condensation in the summer when the cooler runs more. i rigged up some plastic tubing through the drainhole and it takes it out of the unit, but needs to be emptied every few days when its really hot.
  • docbp87docbp87 Posts: 3,521
    lcpleel:
    djbeenie:
    Well an update, I found someone selling a $500 Wine Cooler for $25 bucks on craigslist. It's out of freon, luckily my buddy can refill/fix this, but I don't really need it too cool because my house never gets too hot in the summer. I plan on putting an OASIS system inside. Win for me! Picking it up Sat! Will post pics.
    sounds like a good deal. I like using thermoelectric vs compressor due to the RH spikes but I know of a lot of people that use compressor units. I my self have a 2 Thermoelectic units that running. Had 3 but my wines needed it more than the cigars. lol
    Another plus to using thermoelectric vs. compressor has to do with condensation from what I understand. I don't have a winador myself, but most everyone I know that does have one uses Thermoelectric for that reason. With a little lookin' you can actually find a few dudes who make custom shelves and drawers for various models of winecoolers, that you can order online.
  • jr_p951jr_p951 Posts: 1,121
    The one I have is Thermoelectric. I've never had to empty a drain. Do you think its because its no compressor? I don't know much about the physics of it but I read alot and everyone on multiple sites suggested thermoelectric. So I waited for a good deal, then built Spanish Cedar drawer, and over filled with conserval gel. Its been the best investment ever! I have no doubt that I can leave for a few months and return to excellent kept cigars!
  • 415415 Posts: 951
    lcpleel:
    djbeenie:
    Well an update, I found someone selling a $500 Wine Cooler for $25 bucks on craigslist. It's out of freon, luckily my buddy can refill/fix this, but I don't really need it too cool because my house never gets too hot in the summer. I plan on putting an OASIS system inside. Win for me! Picking it up Sat! Will post pics.
    sounds like a good deal. I like using thermoelectric vs compressor due to the RH spikes but I know of a lot of people that use compressor units. I my self have a 2 Thermoelectic units that running. Had 3 but my wines needed it more than the cigars. lol
    hmmmm.... interesting point. what size are the thermo electric coolers you use. i cant seem to find one larger than a 38
  • lcpleellcpleel Posts: 3,455 ✭✭✭
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    lcpleel:
    djbeenie:
    Well an update, I found someone selling a $500 Wine Cooler for $25 bucks on craigslist. It's out of freon, luckily my buddy can refill/fix this, but I don't really need it too cool because my house never gets too hot in the summer. I plan on putting an OASIS system inside. Win for me! Picking it up Sat! Will post pics.
    sounds like a good deal. I like using thermoelectric vs compressor due to the RH spikes but I know of a lot of people that use compressor units. I my self have a 2 Thermoelectic units that running. Had 3 but my wines needed it more than the cigars. lol
    hmmmm.... interesting point. what size are the thermo electric coolers you use. i cant seem to find one larger than a 38
    vino and cuisinart. vino because there main office is 25 min from me. lol
  • DSWarmackDSWarmack Posts: 1,426
    Started mine tonight!
  • DSWarmackDSWarmack Posts: 1,426
    Finished it. Will post thread later!
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