Cheapest place to purchase Ice Bags Help!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 7L Farm, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I am now the proud owner of an Ice Machine. After hooking it up I got to thinking about selling some Ice. I googled ice bags but was wondering if anyone knows the secret spot to buy cheap ice bags. You never know. Thanks 7L.

  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    I can't help with the bags, but if you don't mind; where did you get your machine from and how much did it cost? We need to buy one fairly soon but dang those things are expensive!
  3. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
  4. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Crowing

    Feb 23, 2010
    First read the post, the common "ice machine" I see in my
    area popped tp mind. You know the kind, selling pre-baged ice
    for a few dollars? 8 pound bags, I think now.

    Or is this the more commercial machine that actually makes the
    ice that you have and you're looking for the empty new bags?
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Quote:I had this tech over to fixes my washer & dryer & we got to talking & I told him I wanted a ice machine & he sold me on buying a Manitowoc ice machine. The manitowoc is used mainly in restaurants, convenient stores guess you would refer to this machine as a commercial type ice machine. Get your wallet out they are ridiculously expensive. The tech that gave me this info explained that it would out last all others by years. I took his advice the techs name was Ken Moore beleive it or not. LOL. You can google to find out more. I bought one that makes 135 pounds a day. I wish I'd bought the bigger unit now. After hooking it up I started thinking hey I'll sell some ice to recoop my money. I bought a high dollar bator & have hatched enough to almost pay for it. I was thinking on selling the ice for a buck a bag. It has a drain so I placed a bowl under the drain for the chickens to have some cool water while ranging. My A/C has a drain as well & the chickens drink that water as well.
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Quote:I'm looking for new bags 8 LBS sounds good. I purchased a commercial machine & I'm now thinking of selling some ice to re-coop some money. My machine makes 135 lbs a day. I bought a bator & have now almost paid for it by hatching & selling birds so why can't I sell some ice .

  7. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Crowing

    Jan 12, 2010
    if you want to sell the ice, there may be laws - requirements for selling to the public to maintain sanitary conditions, cleaning etc.... may want to check into that before investing in bags.
  8. dewey

    dewey Songster

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011

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