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Old 08-18-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Attaching wood collar to keezer

Anyone have some advise on which adhesive is the best (or worst) to use when attaching my wood collar to the top of my chest freezer for making a keezer? Any advice on things to either look out for and not to do would also be great to hear.

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I used rope type weatherstripping caulk like this:

http://www.hardwareandtools.com/M-D-...y-3439247.html

It's sticky, conforms to the surface well, easy to cut to desired width/length and best of all it's easy to remove. The weight of the lid and collar is plenty sufficient to keep the collar in place with no need for screws, brackets, glue, adhesives or messy silicone caulk. It's also dirt cheap. You can get it at any hardware or big box store.

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Old 08-18-2010, 10:21 PM   #3
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I'm following the instruction here:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/keez...ine-way-99753/

I'm using liquid nail. So far i'm half way done gluing my boards together and this stuff seems really strong. I think it will do fine for attaching the collar to the lid.

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I created a collar with sides that friction fit around the sides of the freezer. That way no adhesive was needed and the freezer can be restored to being a freezer very easily.

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I used "Liquid nails" project adhesive. I have found by working in the construction industry that the name fits the product....

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I just used standard GE caulk. I haven't had any problems and while I'm sure the stuff everyone else mentioned is better, I think you could get away with whatever you have laying around. All in all, it likely doesn't need to be too strong

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I created a collar with sides that friction fit around the sides of the freezer. That way no adhesive was needed and the freezer can be restored to being a freezer very easily.
I'd like to see how you did this. Any pictures?
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100% silicone caulk is a good adhesive that can later be scraped off if necessary. Liquid nails? Not a chance to remove. Being realistic though, it's worth more as a kegger than a freezer. Reversing it is like asking a butterfly to change back to a caterpillar.

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Being realistic though, it's worth more as a kegger than a freezer. Reversing it is like asking a butterfly to change back to a caterpillar.
Brilliant!
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I used silicone, seems to work fine for me!

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