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Old 10-02-2007, 04:15 PM   #1
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I've recently mostly-completed a conversion of a chest freezer, following advice and steps and even videos posted here. I honestly can't find the thread in which the YouTube video was posted, but here's the video itself:


A huge thanks to the Bobby for that one.

The only trouble I'm having now is one of drip trays. I've got three 7" SS trays that fit very nicely under the taps, but I don't know how I'm going to mount them to the front of the chest freezer. I'm worried about drilling into the front wall of the thing. All other work I've done on the freezer *can* be reversed if I need, and was a huge selling point to SWMBO. Drilling holes in the steel and possibly puncturing something is not conducive to reversing the conversion.

So... does anyone have ideas? I've thought about running strapping around the chest and mounting the trays to that. Magnetic strips? I dunno. What has anyone else tried?
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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There are some pretty industrial strength double-sided tapes out there. If the drip trays have a backsplash, there should be plenty of surface to hold, and if non-backsplash, you could make a bracket/shelf (to go under the trays) that could be taped. Just a thought.

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Old 10-02-2007, 04:31 PM   #4
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:34 PM   #5
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Since it's SS, you'll stil have to use adhesive on that side and the magnet will be for the fridge side.

IKEA had some cheap strong magnets for a knife rack.

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Hmm. I like the extra-strong magnet thing. These trays are 7" wide, but only 4 deep. The magnets should hold. I really wanted to be able to take them off to clean 'em out, so that works well. There's an Ikea down the road.

I can't go with BierMuncher's solution, amazing though it is, as my taps are on the front, not on a tower. Almost made me wish I'd gone that route though... :-)

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It's been a while, but thought I'd update for anyone interested. I went with the Ikea knife magnet idea, and steel screws. It's not elegant, but it works. I'm now looking for some really strong sheet magnet (or similar) that I can epoxy to the trays.




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I can't recall what catalog I saw it in now, but they had a very interesting solution I plan to use myself. Basically it was wire (copper it looked like) that was twisted in a cool fashion to hook over a tap and hang a shot glass below. Although this isn't a good solution for gushers, it looked like it would work great for after fill drips. Let me see if I can track down a pic.

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