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post #41 of 83 Old 03-13-2007, 10:35 AM
 
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Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

I hear you bro, even living in northern AZ the temp still gets up there in the summer. I have found that with our RH in the desert being almost zilch, the way to go about it is with the peltier coolers as well as an active humidification device (ie-Cigar Oasis,Set & Forget,Moist-N-Air,etc) and a few lbs of beads just for good measure. That's what's going to be in my Cabinet Humi come next week. Up until now I just had the active humidification device and beads but recently I made a friend who will be installing the peltier coolers for me next weekend free of charge.

The story goes, the guy works for another Dept in the City I work for. He came to my office to get some general info and saw my little desktop sitting on my desk and said "oh hey, you smoke cigars?". Turns out this guy is a casual cigar smoker and usually drops by the local B&M every Friday to pick up a couple cigars to relax on the weekend. Needless to say he left my office with about 10 sticks to get him through till Monday LOL. He came back thanked me and then we got to talking about Humidors. Turns out, he's an electrician for the city so I ask if he thinks he could hook me up with installing the coolers.... the rest is history

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New member as of today . . great site.

I't's fitting that my first post is in this 'old' thread but it's only right. This thread was the one that finally got me off my duff to add A/C to my humidor.

So tnx for your sharing . . now I have some data to give back. Hope you find it interesting. Basically, I'm adding a TE device to my humidor and at this writing (Rev "9"), I'm about to 'cut-the-hole'. Lot's of how-to-size it properly and other goodies.

Oops . . it won't let me upload it b/c it's too 'large'! About 900Kb . . lots of pics. Zipping doesn't help . . . maybe somebody can take pity on a newcomer????
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New member as of today . . great site.

I't's fitting that my first post is in this 'old' thread but it's only right. This thread was the one that finally got me off my duff to add A/C to my humidor.

So tnx for your sharing . . now I have some data to give back. Hope you find it interesting. Basically, I'm adding a TE device to my humidor and at this writing (Rev "9"), I'm about to 'cut-the-hole'. Lot's of how-to-size it properly and other goodies.

Oops . . it won't let me upload it b/c it's too 'large'! About 900Kb . . lots of pics. Zipping doesn't help . . . maybe somebody can take pity on a newcomer????
Photobucket.com....free photo server, and you can resize the pics to Forum friendly. Welcome!
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Oops . . it won't let me upload it b/c it's too 'large'! About 900Kb . . lots of pics. Zipping doesn't help . . . maybe somebody can take pity on a newcomer????
The reason there is a file size limit is so the sever wont be bogged down. If you'd like to share the file, you could always ask fellow members that are interested in it for their email address.

Other than that, welcome to CS.
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With summer approching & a few folks asking about keeping their humidors at or below 70F in temperature, heres a list of possible solutions. Feel free to add your solutions or suggestions as well.

Other then keeping the room the humidor is in cooled, the only other option is to keep the humidor itself cool. Those lucky enough to have a basement need not worry about this heat issue as much as those of us without one.

After doing some reaserch on this, theres 2+ possible solutions (neither of which is very inexpensive).

An internal air conditioner style cooling system

or

A thermoelectric cooling system.

Cooling
http://www.vinotemp.com/
http://www.eurocave.com/site/pages/p...s/produits.php


Thermoelectric cooling
http://www.kryothermusa.com/Kryother...%20Devices.htm


I know Coleman once offered a thermoelectric cooling device in one of their cooolers & some have suggested buying the cooler just to rip out the cooling device and modify it to fit their humidors. So far I havent heard of anyone doing this personally though.


Another solution would be to buy a wine refrigerator simular to the picture below and changing out the thermostat to achieve a slightly higher temperature (65F-70F):





Any other solutions you have found would be a great addition to this thread.
Here's my way of dealing with the issue:



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Arlin,
where's the hot side of the TE coolers exit?? Appears that they are "boxed-in"?

What's the BTU/hr or watts of each TE unit?? Who makes them??
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Arlin,
where's the hot side of the TE coolers exit?? Appears that they are "boxed-in"?

What's the BTU/hr or watts of each TE unit?? Who makes them??
Indeed the AC is 'boxed in' To make this design work requires:

[1] handmade ductwork to bring in cool air from the extrerior
[2] replacing the original TE hot side fans to draw more intake air
[3] fans to enhance enhance expell/remove heated air
[4] insualtion keepong the two seperate
[5] fans to move the cooled air on the interior upwards into the cabinet

I am the only Custom Humidor maker [to my knowledge] in the world to offer this!


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http://www.inbthermoelectric.com/pdf/260-24-AA.pdf

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Arlin,
where's the hot side of the TE coolers exit?? Appears that they are "boxed-in"?

What's the BTU/hr or watts of each TE unit?? Who makes them??
For anyone interested here is what I find necessary to do to plaace AC into the base of a cabinet rather than on the rear wall

http://www.arlinliss.com/_Mahogany/H...or_Details.htm

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Re: cabinet style humidor cooling

Tnx for pics . . .

What about condensate?? Where does it go?

Are the TE units 400 BTU/hr units?

Looks like a few 'engineering' problems still remain. . .
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