Ran across this on the net. I am thinking of building it, (not a
partier, more to make slushes for School & church picnics.)
comments on design, does it look like it would work? It is a
brilliant thought, if it works.
Looks like a brilliant design to me! Keep it under lock and key if you
have kids under 35. If you throw a party, buy insurance. I can
visualize your drunkest friend lopping off fingers whilst trying to
empty the canteen. I think I would forego the disposal and just drill
holes all around the sides to pass long straws through :o) What were
you looking for when you "found" the design?
I was actually trolling around E-bay looking for a used slush machine,
I was thinking about picking one up if it was really cheap, for picnics
and church, campouts.. etc. Anyway somone had a listing for plans for
a "Super slush/margarita maker" going on about how it would make
hundreds of drinks... etc etc... and selling plans for like 5 bucks.
(not revealing the garbage disposal "secret" just teasing me with "can
be built with parts from home depot for 80 bucks" I am too cheap to
put up the $4.99 that the dude was asking... so I just did a Google
search and ran across the plans posted for free... (same picture
-external view, not giving up the secret) as was posted on EBay.
It is brilliant idea... but I am wondering if it would be too noisy to
use at a party? And how long can you run a garbage disposal..
obvoiusly grinding ice would keep it cool...
Good job. There are many people on Ebay selling "plans" that are ripped
off from freely available web sites...
You can buy fancier disposers that are supposed to have more insulation,
but I'm not sure how much it helps. Normally a disposal is mounted pretty
solidly to the sink, which is then mounted solidly to the counter. I
wonder about their crate design tending to vibrate or "walk" around the
counter top - big flat rubber feet on the bottom may help.
If you're planning on using this outside, like at the end of a long
extension cord, you might go for a smaller disposer - it will work
better with the higher voltage drops you may encounter.
They didn't mention any switch for the disposer... apparently they just
plug it in to run it. You might consider adding a switch in a sealed
outdoor electrical box, and maybe even a GFCI. If you're using it
outside, the socket the extension cord is plugged into "should" have
a GFCI, but often it won't.
Good question. One manufacturer simply states "intermittent duty"
without going into any detail.
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