Walk in cooler in school bus build

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2018/12/22 20:04:16 (permalink)

Walk in cooler in school bus build

Still in the planning stages but I had the weirdest idea of putting a Walk in cooler in my school bus build. Does anyone else have a Walk in cooler in their truck? Would the power consumption be worth it? I'm very new to refrigeration.
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    RodBangkok
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    Re: Walk in cooler in school bus build 2018/12/23 06:35:28 (permalink)
    Its possible, but not a home project at least for the reefer units.  We've done small type walk in space and used commercial truck refrigeration source.  This unit has a plug in system that runs off an on board electric motor driven compressor, and also has an onboard engine compressor unit with electronics to switch and control both compressor units.  This is standard on reefer trucks, at least in this part of the world.  As these units are exposed to a lot of direct sunlight with no other walls or ceilings to protect them, unlike a walkin in a building where the ambient temp is closer to room temp.  So we install 5-6 inch insulation minimum here is 4.  
     
    Do a lot of research on this as its not a home type diy project for most just starting out.  We don't install the refrigeration but do the insulated portion of the unit.  
     
    Our units can hold up in summer tropical heat and still maintain sub zero temps suitable for frozen foods and ice cream, so you may be able to get by with less depending on where you're located.
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    hpx
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    Re: Walk in cooler in school bus build 2018/12/25 16:36:27 (permalink)
    why?
     
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    SRoberts006
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    Re: Walk in cooler in school bus build 2018/12/27 10:04:52 (permalink)
    How much food are you planning on hauling around???  Going to be away from the commissary for weeks at a time????
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    Re: Walk in cooler in school bus build 2019/01/06 01:21:07 (permalink)
    Yeah, how much food are you bringing along. Total overkill.
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