Great info thread!!!
Nearly 5 years after it's original post, and still useful! Thanks... I know what I am doing tomorrow!
So I've been looking for a safe way to transport my collection back to Florida when I officially leave the military. This coolerdor seemed like the ticket. So I'm washing this beast out and in go the sticks and HF beads. This will hopefully make it through the airport.
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Great info, my project starts shortly :-)
One question, I was going to use spray adhesive to adhere the spanish cedar to the sides, as long as I let it air out enough, do you foresee an odor problem?
Also, small tip, you should check craigslist for cooler/fridges, I just bought a broken (which doesnt matter for me :-) ) minifridge on craigslist for 10$ so anyone interested might wanna check there first.
spray a little on something, and let it dry out in a crappy piece of Tupperware or something, and see if it smells later.
"A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke"
Well most won't be stored in individual boxes and I happen to have 12sq ft of SC veneer, so might as well I guess. I was looking at adhesive in walmart and there are some "low odor" options
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If it comes in a tube, it has got be good. If it comes in its own wooden box, it has got to be GREAT! Right?
My first post but been lurking for a while. Just thought I would throw out a simple modification I did to my coolidor.
I had a slight problem with the seal, I did the paper test and seem good, but I was having to recharge my beads almost three times a week. Figured that the seal was not good enough in a spot or two, just not sure where. I tried various types of weather stripping and the all were too thick, and would not let the door to close all the way. Finally hit on a simple solution that is working like a charm.
I took some rubber cement I had laying around (any glue would probably work or tacky substance) and dabbed a few spots, and stuck some yarn my wife had inside the "C" channel of the lid. The yarn compresses nicely and forms a good enough seal to hold the humidity.
Thanks to everyone on this site, still learning, and enjoying this lifestyle.
My most recent coolerdor is a 165qt from Costco $85 on sale with locking latches so I thought it would be good. The seal was not very tight so I bought some 3/16" weather stripping and filled in the space between the cover and the box. It worked great. Kitty litter in the bottom and some shelves added with as much SC as I could fill the empty space with and now I have a great coolerdor that will hold 1000+ cigars. Went out of town for the week and came back to 69% humidity in the box after adding cigars boxes and loose SC wood trays. Very happy with the results.
Any additional advice/ideas on an adhesive to use for lining the inside of one's coolidor with spanish cedar veneer?
Thanks in advance!
But do you want to attach SC to the coolidor for just the looks to make it look cooler? Like has been said before if you are storing boxes of cigars in it you do not "need" to line it with cedar. I have 2 48qt's and just have to boxes stacked up inside. Now if you just want it to make it look pretty then go for it.
Thanks for the heads up!
Hot glue will hold it well. No odor either. Cures in minutes...
i cant get rid of the plastic smell. multiple unscented soap washes, a couple bleach washes, 2 weeks in the garage lid open to air out, sun bleaching too. i dont smell it until it has been closed for a few hours now, but once closed and reopened the smell is very strong. i have 5 sc trays, should i put those in sans cigars for a couple days and see what happens to the smell then? getting very frustrated
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