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MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
Having some issues with the cooler these past few weeks. I noticed my RH dropping off a couple points and wasn't all that worried until today. Opened it up to throw in some stuff and the RH was down to 60% and 65°. I run 65% Boveda. 

Did the light test and found the front by the handle has a bad seal about 5" long. What do you guys use to seal your lids? Never had an issue before. I'm thinking I packed the boxes too tight and bowed the wall out of plumb. I have a few baggies shoved in to make a seal until a more permanent fix can be made. Thanks for the help!
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  • BKDogBKDog NE PAPosts: 972 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Oh, man. I'm half way between giggling because you're the monthly "winner", and cringing because it really sucks to have a RH issue. As far as I see it, you've got two choices, bro.

    1. Sit on the lid to reform it.
    2. Go out and drop the cash on a new 52 quart Coleman Extreme5 (best cooler in dah world) while avoiding all the pre-snow panic traffic.
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  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 4,378 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry Mark, haven’t ran into this yet. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Time for a new 150 quart cooler.
  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2019
    I was waiting for those snarky lotto comments to show up  :D

    Since I haven't killed the bank account this month with my normal CAS shenannigans I guess I'll kill it on a new cooler unless you nuts know where I can find an inexpensive seal* lol. 

    *Must be trained to simultaneously balance a ball on its nose while keeping RH in check. 
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  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 10,981 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Would some sort of weatherstripping work?  Someone here sealed their cabinet with something...
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2019
    You could try weatherstripping.   I highly recommend, and have used the Coleman Xtreme coolers exclusively. Relatively cheap and the best thing is the lids seal well, usually. The first one or two I bought I added the thinnest weatherstripping I could find all around the lid. but the rest of them sealed well enough without weatherstripping.  
  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 5,222 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I do not see a problem those levels, but check the packs might be time for a recharge, or just put more in there.
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  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 8,149 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Markwell said:
    I was waiting for those snarky lotto comments to show up  :D

    Since I haven't killed the bank account this month with my normal CAS shenannigans I guess I'll kill it on a new cooler unless you nuts know where I can find an inexpensive seal* lol. 

    *Must be trained to simultaneously balance a ball on its nose while keeping RH in check. 
    Peter recommended these, they work for me, weather tight, stackable, not too expensive:
    https://www.staples.com/IRIS-46-Quart-Weathertight-Plastic-Storage-Box-6-Pack-110450/product_1823514?akamai-feo=off
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,272 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2019
    @Stubble switched to the Iris Weathertights too, and is digging them.
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  • MarkwellMarkwell Central PAPosts: 1,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah I currently have a Coleman Extreme. Not sure how many qts but its roughly 2' x 3' x 2' deep. Will look into some weather stripping.
    “Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle.” – George Burns
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Maybe... you need to get another cooler to put on top of the current one
    Not just a theory. This is fact. I can tell you this works.
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