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DIY Yeti Cooler


DIY Yeti Cooler

The Yeti coolers are a phenomenal development of modern technology, I have been wanting a Yeti cooler for so long but they cost between $250 and $1000! I have so many bills and obligations, I could never see that fitting into my budget, but I found this project idea on Youtube for a DIY Yeti for $70, and knew I had to make one. The instructions were super easy to follow and the project was a lot of fun. I got all my supplies from Walmart, a traditional cooler, 10 cans of spray foam, a Rubbermaid storage container, and 4 small styrofoam squares.

Yeti 2

The idea of a Yeti is a double insulation construction, so basically you are just putting a cooler inside another insulated cooler, once I understood that basic premise I was ready to steam through this project like a bat out of the blue! I glued the 4 styrofoam squares down to the Rubbermaid storage container then started spraying the foam. I set the traditional container inside the Rubbermaid container and sprayed foam in the sides, you let the foam expand and cure for about a day. Also, drill some holes alongside the traditional container lid and spray foam inside it.

Yeti 3

When the foam is expanded and dry, file it down even with the edges of both containers and give it a coat of a sealing paint, roofing paint is a good choice.

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I was so excited about my new Yeti creation, I told my friends over the phone I was coming over with a surprise. They were laughing already and did not even know what I had done this time. I got there with two 18 packs, which wasn’t a big surprise, it was a normal sort of gesture coming from me. But then I had gotten my best friend to walk around the house and ring the bell. I had placed the DIY Yeti right on the doorstep. My troop of beer lovers went to the door and let out a yelp! They all demanded one of our famous group bear hugs! Then we put on the Hank Jr. and rocked all night.


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