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Old 07-30-20, 07:02 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by jeff5may View Post
With a ton or two of capacity, it doesn't take an hour to make 100 gallons of ice. NO EXTRA BAGGAGE!
2 tons of refrigeration operating for one hour will only make 183 pounds of ice, or about 23 gallons.

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Old 07-31-20, 10:40 AM   #22
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^What Mike said^

"Only 180 pounds" is a lot of baggage. It's like an extra passenger. Per hour. Also consider that ice cubes stack up to about 1/3 water, 2/3 air. I dare you to go to a hotel and try to get 15 pounds of ice cubes into the 2 gallon bucket they give you. Who in their right mind would freeze up a solid block of ice and then wrangle it into a vehicle? Why not add 100 pounds of equipment and generate twice the weight per hour in cold? I'm done with this argument.

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