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Maximizing my cooler

New_BootsNew_Boots Posts: 2,651 ✭✭
I was looking at the cooler today, and all 3 of the baskets I had inside, were full. This wasn't going to work for me. Gaining any more sticks, and I'd have to move back into my humi (still running, but empty I KNOW I KNOW). The humi is intended to hold the sticks I've purchased, so I don't confuse them with something that has been sent to me. Don't want to bomb/trade something I was bombed/traded.

Anywho...Considering the top shelf of my humi is useless with my black ice jars inside, I took out my top basket, and put the shelf, in the cooler. I tried it before, and it fits, but won't go all the way down. So, replacing my top basket seemed to be the right move.

I counted, and I currently have 150 sticks in the (28 qt) cooler. Using said shelf, I have plenty more room than I did before. Around this place, it seems like maximizing your space is key!

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    Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭
    Yes it is!! This is another reason I like boveda... You can fit them almost anywhere!! You don't need pounds of them just a few for a cooler and your good.
    Money can't buy taste
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    New_BootsNew_Boots Posts: 2,651 ✭✭
    I have a boveda/KL combo going on in mine.
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    Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭
    I use boveda and beads...don't use a lot if beads at all and use the boveda at the bottom too even things out...plus a fan and damn it works wonders
    Money can't buy taste
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    New_BootsNew_Boots Posts: 2,651 ✭✭
    Well, if I want to keep them seperate I may need cooler #2 soon. I have an 8oz black ice jar I'm not using. I'm sure I could attach it to the sides.
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    Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭
    Try it once the boveda packs are really swollen just put them on too and take out the beads till they return to normal size...I've been doing it for years now
    Money can't buy taste
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    SleevePlzSleevePlz Posts: 6,249 ✭✭✭✭
    I would just go with a larger cooler rather than maintain multiple smaller ones. Walmart has a Coleman 48 qt for around $20.
    LLA - Lancero Lovers of America
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    0patience0patience Posts: 10,665 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hmm, my outgoing keeps me at an even keel. LOL!
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
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    New_BootsNew_Boots Posts: 2,651 ✭✭
    So....question of opinion here. With the shelf in the cooler, I believe I'm cutting off the rH from getting to the top of the cooler. My hygro (attached to the lid) is sitting at 60rh. I was running about 67 before. I'm currently filling 2 "pies" of black ice, to place on the shelf. I'll see if that will cover the top area. I have 2 more, if needed. However, with them installed, I'll have KL, Boveda, and "beads" (if you will).

    If I remove the shelf, the cooler is full. If I keep it, I have to be very tactical about my humidification.
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    Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭
    Uuuuummmmm humidity falls!! That's why I use beads at the top and boveda at the bottom
    Money can't buy taste
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    New_BootsNew_Boots Posts: 2,651 ✭✭
    Silly physics! My issue with that was keeping the KL up top. The Boveda's were not intentional, but gifted to me, and much appreciated. I didn't have the black ice at the time. I purchased 2 8oz jars. One is in use, the other is too large for the humi I intended it for.
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    Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭
    New Boots:
    Silly physics! My issue with that was keeping the KL up top. The Boveda's were not intentional, but gifted to me, and much appreciated. I didn't have the black ice at the time. I purchased 2 8oz jars. One is in use, the other is too large for the humi I intended it for.
    see you went kl! You could use a small bit of beads with boveda packs on the bottom...but what do I know
    Money can't buy taste
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    New_BootsNew_Boots Posts: 2,651 ✭✭
    Lee.mcglynn:
    New Boots:
    Silly physics! My issue with that was keeping the KL up top. The Boveda's were not intentional, but gifted to me, and much appreciated. I didn't have the black ice at the time. I purchased 2 8oz jars. One is in use, the other is too large for the humi I intended it for.
    see you went kl! You could use a small bit of beads with boveda packs on the bottom...but what do I know
    I'm still afraid this shelf is to tight of a fit. So, loading it with sticks will not allow proper flow of rH. :(
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    Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 10,148 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lee.mcglynn:
    New Boots:
    Silly physics! My issue with that was keeping the KL up top. The Boveda's were not intentional, but gifted to me, and much appreciated. I didn't have the black ice at the time. I purchased 2 8oz jars. One is in use, the other is too large for the humi I intended it for.
    see you went kl! You could use a small bit of beads with boveda packs on the bottom...but what do I know
    Lee. How does KL/Beads on top and Boveda on the bottom work better than doing it the other way around? And when you say humidity falls, do you mean higher/wetter humidity falls and lower/drier humidity rises? Not sure if I understand what you mean.
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    New_BootsNew_Boots Posts: 2,651 ✭✭
    Bob Luken:
    Lee.mcglynn:
    New Boots:
    Silly physics! My issue with that was keeping the KL up top. The Boveda's were not intentional, but gifted to me, and much appreciated. I didn't have the black ice at the time. I purchased 2 8oz jars. One is in use, the other is too large for the humi I intended it for.
    see you went kl! You could use a small bit of beads with boveda packs on the bottom...but what do I know
    Lee. How does KL/Beads on top and Boveda on the bottom work better than doing it the other way around? And when you say humidity falls, do you mean higher/wetter humidity falls and lower/drier humidity rises? Not sure if I understand what you mean.
    I'm going to sit on the fence on this one...but I do understand what he means by "it falls". However, that really only applies until the entire humi/cooler/etc is fully humidified.

    Initially, or after you open it...the humid air, is heavier than the less humid air...so it will sink to the bottom.
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    rsherman24rsherman24 Posts: 6,835 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Does the shelf have vent holes in it?
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    New_BootsNew_Boots Posts: 2,651 ✭✭
    rsherman24:
    Does the shelf have vent holes in it?
    Yes, though I have 50 or so sticks on the shelf. So, they get covered up.
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    rsherman24rsherman24 Posts: 6,835 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Maybe leave some empty space for air flow or a perforated tube with kl inside in the shelf
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