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Old 04-09-2010, 12:02 AM   #21
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Did the frigidaire model have a built in temperature alarm? If it did does that cause any type of problems since these will be running at above freezing temperatures. I have seen a couple chest models with built in temperature alarms, and I wasn't sure. Thanks.

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Old 04-09-2010, 12:18 AM   #22
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Did the frigidaire model have a built in temperature alarm? If it did does that cause any type of problems since these will be running at above freezing temperatures. I have seen a couple chest models with built in temperature alarms, and I wasn't sure. Thanks.
No, there is no temperature alarm on this model. It is a low-end model I guess because it does not have such whistles and bells. In this case that's a good thing.
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:20 PM   #23
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I wanted to mount the casters discretely to make it look like they were original equipment. The next picture shows one of the 3" fixed casters installed on the bottom frame. The frame is too flimsy to be able to support the casters directly so I had to make reinforcements from 0.125" thick steel bar.


This picture shows one of the swiveling casters with brake, installed on reinforcement cut from a Strongtie I found at the home improvement store. I had to cut a notch in the steel to clear the foot.
Resurrecting this one: I'm guessing that installing the casters like this didn't effect the coolant coils in any way? How long were those bolts?

I'm nervous about just attaching them like this, with the bolts going straight into the unit (via a support plate) but can't go the cart route since my overall height is already a lot (same freezer, with a 7" collar, and I'm going with an Irish coffin)
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:43 PM   #24
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Looks great! And familiar.

You've given me an idea or two on how to improve mine.

Really nice work.

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Old 04-23-2010, 09:30 PM   #25
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Great build, very nice.

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Old 04-23-2010, 11:08 PM   #26
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Resurrecting this one: I'm guessing that installing the casters like this didn't effect the coolant coils in any way? How long were those bolts?

I'm nervous about just attaching them like this, with the bolts going straight into the unit (via a support plate) but can't go the cart route since my overall height is already a lot (same freezer, with a 7" collar, and I'm going with an Irish coffin)
The bolts were about one inch long. The risk is minimal because of the location. To be safe I first carefully drilled through the metal, avoiding to go any deeper than absolutely necessary. Then I poked a nail up in the foam insulation to make sure there were no tubes in there.

Your Irish coffin is going to be great. Please post pictures.
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:24 AM   #27
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This is awesome! Good job!

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Old 04-29-2010, 03:45 AM   #28
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Do you have a final cost (approximately)?

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Old 04-29-2010, 05:58 PM   #29
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Do you have a final cost (approximately)?
I have not calculated the final cost, but the most expensive components were: Freezer (now $259), 2 kegs + 5# CO2 cyl. + dual reg. & hoses $189, set of four kegs $100 delivered (not sure if we should count them here), Temperature regulator ~$45. I got a good deal on the four Perlicks, they were on sale but I don't remember the price. Four 3" s.s. shanks ~$17 ea. Gas manifolds $45 + $30. Drip tray $20. Add $100-$200 for miscellaneous and we're getting close. It's adding up and I don't even want to total it.
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Looks great! And familiar.

You've given me an idea or two on how to improve mine.

Really nice work.
It looks familiar because your keezer was an inspiration for my build. Thanks Rick500!
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