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Old 02-11-2015, 09:55 AM   #1
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Has anyone insulated any of their cabinets? We live in Tucson and it gets hot in the summer, and I would like to be able to leave lotions, etc., in the TT, and wonder if putting in, say, a cloth-covered Styrofoam panel would help any.

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Old 02-11-2015, 10:20 AM   #2
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Can't say I heard of that, It might make it hotter. The best thing would be to provide some air movement with some fans if possible.

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Old 02-11-2015, 12:34 PM   #3
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It's been a while since my thermodynamics classes, but you'd certainly have to insulate all six sides of the box you are trying to create. Even then, the difference in temps would be relatively short-lived (think an hour or two).

As a test, maybe try putting a small six-pack insulated cooler in the cabinet and see how long you can keep your targeted product cooler. If you threw in a cold-pack, you'll likely see hours. Without a source of coolness, I'd imagine you'll get to ambient (hot) fairly quickly.

If the cooler doesn't work, insulating the cabinet wouldn't work either. The cooler has the added benefit of containing a spill if things got messy. They are also pretty inexpensive.

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Old 02-11-2015, 01:11 PM   #4
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You can always buy those small coolers to keep your items in. I think that would help you.

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Old 02-11-2015, 02:06 PM   #5
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The addition of louvers or vents to the inside might help.
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