Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cold Room Set-Up

We finally got around to putting the cold room together. We got a little side tracked after finding out that we are going to have to install two more sinks in our space. Do you think it is a coincidence that the acronym for the Department of Health is D'OH!? I find it highly suspicious. Highly.

Anyways, we have to install a floor sink, so we had about six plumbers come in last week to give us estimates on how much it is going to cost to install one and it looks like it's going to be in the $1,250 to $2,700 range. The deal with a floor sink is when serving any sort of food or beverage to citizens of San Diego we need to have an air gap between the plumbing and the sewer, that way we don't get sewage backing up back into our sinks. A little something called "Backflow Prevention."

The cold room was really easy to assemble, it was like a gigantic piece of IKEA furniture. Just needed a bit of elbow grease to lug the pieces around into the correct position and a little deductive reasoning to determine where the ceiling pieces and voilà! Instant* cold room.

Here are some semi-timelapsed photos from the build out:

*Instant being about 4 hours + a 14 hour round trip to Phoenix.


  1. I like I most liked Mike's wardrobe changes. Is the shelving that goes where the two glass doors are? Also, how and where is the cooling element connected?

  2. It's temperature is high and enough to make it freeze somehow. Great job guys!

  3. Cold storage rooms should be given utmost care when used to store food items to ensure correct functioning of the unit. You can store large number of perishable food items, dairy products, fruits & vegetables, etc. in these rooms at a time.