Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

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Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by mullenc525 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:11 pm

Haven't been able to source a dura cool pad for my yurt. Located in Canada so nobody sells these. Simsupply took my money and never shipped, although they refunded me they've left me little time to find an alternative. Lowes usa won't sell to Canadian credit card holders. Klamath falls Home Depot is the main retailer I can find that sells on our route but open 3 hours after we pass by.

Needless to say I've made an effort and am running out of options.

What are the chances someone would be willing to pick one up for us? I'd be willing to offer a ride on a 10' bicycle!

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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:20 pm

Yeah I found evap cooler pads unavailable in the Pacific Northwest too.
The hardware stores sell air filter pad material that looks like it would work - a lot better than nothing!
I'd grab some of that in case you can't get the Dura Cool stuff.
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by FIGJAM » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:06 pm

The CO said he used crafting foam with good results.

I guess it comes in different densities, but I haven't tried it.
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Martiansky » Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:51 pm

The poly Nu-Foam is made to use for outside use, like cushions.
I have a couple 4" inch thick pieces that I'm going to use for cushions but you can get it in 1-2" thick pieces.
That might be a good alternative.
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by whatevan » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:07 pm

I have a 4x4 piece(I think it's 4x4 anyway) Had a friend buy 2 for me last year when he was in Colorado and only used one. I'll be camping in a RV this year so won't be needing it. I'm located in Whistler BC, and taking the standard route down, Seattle, Portland, Klamath Falls, so if our paths cross I'd be happy to give it to you. Or if you're close by you can come grab it from me. Or you can try and find me on the playa. Planning on camping at 3:15-3:30 and E, and will be flying a Nova Scotia flag to mark our camp.

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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Supakitten » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:16 pm

aw man, I didn't even consider this to be a issue. Just bought everything for a swam cooler except the cooler pad. didn't think it would be a issue to find until reading this post. Now that i'm checking..there is NONE to be found anywhere. Booooo!

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Post by FIGJAM » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:26 pm

Haven't tried this , but it could work.

Go to a fabric or upholsory supply and look at polyester batting.

You may have to sandwich it with some kind of mesh so that it doesn't sag when wet. 8)
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Post by bzlnguy » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:27 pm

Do not assume that because the Home Depot website say a specific store has it that you'll find it when you get there. I've been to 2 stores where they supposedly have some and the employes not only didn't know anything about it and said they didn't have, I had a Home Depot associate at the service counter telling me that "if you see there is not too many of a certain Item in stock then we probably won't have it"... so, yes, unless it says they have a lot of it don't set your expectations too high or call the store in advance and hope that you can find someone who's willing to be helpful.

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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Supakitten » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:13 am

The only place I have found it is online. We were hoping to spend a little less money on the whole swamp cooler operation, but not looking that way now. With hearing of the 120 degree days on the desert floor.....I'm thinking this will need to be a must have. I am checking at some local small guy stores in my area, if a none to be then I am going for a 24''x288'' roll and that will ship to me with in two days. If that is the case, if we can some how find where you're camping original poster....we'll bring you what you need!
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by MacGlenver » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:20 am

I had the same issue. I ended up going to ace hardware (south of Novato at pini ace) , and purchasing the blue mesh air filter stuff. The 70 year old employee there said his son uses it for swamp coolers. Anyone have experience with that stuff? It looks quite similar to the Duracool. It's darker blue, and doesn't appear quite as dense. Amazon sells the pads, but they looked pricey, so I figured I could buy them on the ground when I got to San Francisco. No dice so far.
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by percussivepaul » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:22 am

Buy online from Amazon and ship to Blaine. There are a few options for this. I used one called Ship2Blaine which is free/by donation and run out of someone's house -- 10 min drive from Blaine city center.

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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by FIGJAM » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:59 am

If you're going through Reno, they'll have them.

Call the usual suspects and you'll find them. 8)
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Canoe » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:32 pm

In 2012, couldn't find in Reno. Found at Lowe's in Fernley.

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic. ... ey#p898717
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Supakitten » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:00 pm

i got some being shipped from amazon. some how....i took a chance cuz it was 'scheduled to be delivered' between this Friday and Sept 10th. purchased...crossed my fingers and the tracking says it will arrive before i leave. I am not with a reg camp....so if there is anyone one there in need shoot me a PM and we can coordinate.

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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Monkeystyle » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:57 pm



are you kidding me? under $7 but $34.11 for shipping?!?!?

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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Canoe » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:00 pm

That's why I get 95% of my project supplies in the States.
Half of them aren't available in Canada anyway...
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Monkeystyle » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:03 pm

yeah, I'm having a very hard time finding duracool pads anywhere, home depot doesn't carry them here... only worry is getting to the states and not finding them or having time to trouble shoot the cooler...

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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Canoe » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:13 pm

I ship to a UPS store in NY State. It's an hour away from me.
There's a UPS store in Pembina, ND.
Plan your purchases, order and ship, one trip down to pickup.
Or, have them shipped there, or another U.S. location, just before you leave, so you're not bringing them into Canada, then back to the States.
Heavier stuff I ship direct to UPS in Reno (like 100 lbs. of electrolyte powder).
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by FIGJAM » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:27 pm

FIGJAM wrote:The CO said he used crafting foam with good results.

I guess it comes in different densities, but I haven't tried it.
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Monkeystyle » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:08 pm

Canoe wrote:I ship to a UPS store in NY State. It's an hour away from me.
where are you located? Ontario?

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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Drucifer303 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:50 pm

ordered mine from amazon. i got the giant roll to make the shiping sting less. i live in calgary...
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Canoe » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:54 am

Monkeystyle wrote:where are you located? Ontario?
viewtopic.php?f=286&t=64688#p945545
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Re: Dura cool pad sourcing difficulty

Post by Monkeystyle » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:18 am

Ottawa eh canoe? I went.to Algonquin college for culinary school back in 2002. But lived across the river in Hill for the cheaper rent. Also free up in Newcastle and bowmanville just east of Toronto.

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