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#1 ScottO

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Posted May 08 2002 - 6:41 PM

Hey guys, have a large thermos cooler. 80-110 quarts and the latches have snapped off. I see that igloo sells replacement parts but can't find any for thermos. Any ideas? Thanks. Scott
PS the top part of the latch broke. Where it folds over on itself, on the lid. S


 

 


#2 Angryeel

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Posted May 08 2002 - 7:19 PM

Can you use the igloo parts? Maybe if you replace the entire latch, not just one side?



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Posted May 08 2002 - 7:21 PM

Scott, I went to a hardwear store and bought some small brass hinges and screwed them on. Worked OK for me. Used pan head wood screws.


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#4 ScottO

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Posted May 08 2002 - 7:32 PM

Nope, accidently ordered igloo, don't mate up well...er..at all. How rude not to be interchangeable.
DW, good idea. May have to do that. Scott


 

 


#5 Mike T

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Posted May 08 2002 - 10:50 PM

I had the same problem. I searched the web for Thermos. I found a place that sold thermos parts for barbaque`s. He did not know anything about cooler parts but gave me the phone # of the Thermos co. where he orders his stuff. I called them up and they were very nice. She sent me two and she did not charge me. I don`t know what I did with the phone # and I sold the cooler.
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Posted May 09 2002 - 6:47 AM

ScottO-
Try MikeT's suggestion. Go to a local store and get Thermos' address off bottle and contact them. I think they are in something like Batesville, SC or GA The mind is a terrible thing to loose!


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Posted May 09 2002 - 7:11 AM

Thanks Guys. This cooler is heading for it's last round up and I'll go with an igloo next time. Scott


 

 


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Posted May 09 2002 - 9:01 AM

Strange, I WAS JUST THINKING THE SAME THING THIS MORNING!
I prefer to buy coolers without the hinges...1) b/c the hinges always break, and 2), for me it's easier to clean the cooler with a pop off top.
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Posted May 09 2002 - 11:02 AM

FWW et al. Heard from Thermos this morning and they are willingt t sell me parts for double the cost of the igloo components. I've also decided the fit and finish of this cooler could have been better. Next, igloo for me. S


 

 


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Posted September 27 2011 - 2:34 PM


THermos replacement parts # is 1-800-831-9242; be aware they only sell the hinge, not screws and hinge like Coleman.  I know why I buy Coleman over Thermos!




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Posted September 27 2011 - 10:30 PM

Hey guys, have a large thermos cooler. 80-110 quarts and the latches have snapped off. I see that igloo sells replacement parts but can't find any for thermos. Any ideas? Thanks. Scott
PS the top part of the latch broke. Where it folds over on itself, on the lid. S


by latch, do you mean the hinges in the back? if so:

From another site:

Start by taking the old hinges off, making sure to save the screws. Now take a piece of old rubber hose - the reinforced ones works best - and cut off a section the same length as the old hinge. Now cut a slit down the length of the hose so you can flatten it out; this will be your new hinge. Place the hose piece up against the cooler where the hinge was, and use a knife or an ice pick to poke some holes in the hose that correspond with the screw holes in the cooler. Now you can attach the hose hinge with the same screws that held on the old hinge. These hinges are cheap and strong, and they last about 10 times longer than the original hinges!

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#12 Medicfisher

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Posted September 27 2011 - 11:46 PM

Oooooo!!! Nice fix with the hose!!!



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Posted September 28 2011 - 12:00 AM

Yeah wow what an idea with the hose hinge! Good job, reminds me of my father in law and his ability to fix ANYTHING with stuff he already had on hand ( god rest his soul, we miss you Mr. Carl ) . He sure saved us a lot of $ with such ideas. Thanks for hinge fix idea! MAX



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Posted September 28 2011 - 8:31 AM

I have replaced hinges using the leather from an old wide belt. It never wears out and works very well.