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Old 08-11-2017, 07:28 AM   #41
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Ted,

Do you still have bare concrete flooring in your cellar?
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:36 AM   #42
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Ted,

Do you still have bare concrete flooring in your cellar?
Yes I do, and aside from you maybe jinxing me now I've never had an issue

I've kept them bare for the cooling effect of the earth underneath. In winter time the AC barely runs.

My carboys that don't fit on my shelves are on wooden pallets off the floor. I imagine I may change my priorities once I drop or bottle or split a carboy, but so far so good.

As a side benefit, having a bare floor allows me to toss in a couple cups of water if I'm going to be away for a while and want to add to the humidity.

I will admit though that some simple laminate flooring would look mighty nice in there.

 
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There is an old saying that there are two types of winemakers. Those that have dropped a full carboy to the ground and those who someday will.......

I was going to suggest a small insurance policy where needed in case a bottle slips out of the rack and crashes to the floor or worse a full carboy.......





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Old 08-11-2017, 10:14 AM   #44
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There is an old saying that there are two types of winemakers. Those that have dropped a full carboy to the ground and those who someday will.......

I was going to suggest a small insurance policy where needed in case a bottle slips out of the rack and crashes to the floor or worse a full carboy.......

Been meaning to do that in my winery. To date, I've had only one mishap, which involved an empty bottle falling from the workbench to the floor (after I clumsily knocked it over). Worst part: At the end of what seemed to be a slow motion descent, the bottle actually bounced. For a very brief moment, I thought: 'wow, dodged a bullet there'. The bottle didn't fare so well on the second impact - glass everywhere.
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Wish I had my entire garage floor (ie - bottling room) covered in that material!

These stacks get me nervous.
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:55 AM   #46
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Nice work AZMDTed! I'm in the process of expanding my wine operation to a new storage room, 12'X13', finished room in the basement. I'm shopping for a cooler and was looking at the N'Finity 4200 (1K Cubic Ft Capacity). I'm curious if anyone has any experience with this brand? Choose it for the warranty. I like what you and others have done with the air conditioner but I was thinking of going the cooler route for size and humidity reasons. Thoughts? At $1650 am I wasting my money? Thanks.

 
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