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lorrayne



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 17 11:03 am    Post subject: Groud Fridge  Reply with quote    

http://www.florisschoonderbeek.com/en/studio/groundfridge-2/

gz



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 17 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good idea....how much?

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 17 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Doesn't look cheap... and I tend to go with the Ritz policy: "if you have to ask..."

But nonetheless, I've sent them a query. I'll let you know what they say.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 17 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Think it would be cheaper to build your own in many cases. Wonder what happens if it is below the water table; does it float upwards?

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 17 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is pretty similar to what I wanted to do some time back, but the garden levels did not work at the time.
Like everyone else though, the question is "how much"?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 17 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/underground-fridge-costs-more-5800-7562279

5,800 maybe not....

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 17 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
5,800 maybe not....

Is that the fully installed cost? Still dear.

I wonder what, if anything the patent covers?

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 17 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quite like the firetent.

onemanband



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 17 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
Think it would be cheaper to build your own in many cases. Wonder what happens if it is below the water table; does it float upwards?


If you are above the water table and in well drained ground, yes it probably is cheaper to build your own. Waterproofing a DIY ground fridge is where your money and effort will go.
Septic tanks are prevented from floating by metal hooks attached to the tank and then the tank encased in concrete.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 17 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I had heard about septic tanks floating, which is why I asked. If you are below the water table, I would think even that might be a bit tricky. Fully sealed, but if the water comes up it could still get flooded.

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