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How to Keep Your Food Cold with an Iceless Refrigerator

Instructions for Making an Iceless Refrigerator

In the past these types of coolers were common in parts of the United States.  I have seen them still in use in the American Southwest.  They work best in a hot dry climate, since they depend on evaporation for cooling.

Make a wooden or PVC pipe frame approximately 48 -58 inches high by 12 -18 inches wide and deep.  Cover the outside with a wire screen or hardware cloth.  The covering should be something that preferably will not rust and will keep insects out.  The top should be screen and the bottom solid.  Make a door for one side and hang it on hinges or leather straps. …

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