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Old 10-12-2010, 06:58 PM   #21
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Yeah I'm definitely careful with the glass, normally picking up the keg on each end and putting it in sideways. The morimoto lights would be sweet!

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Old 10-14-2010, 03:57 AM   #22
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looks awesome. Congrats!

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Old 03-08-2011, 06:22 AM   #23
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This keezer is my muse... I hope you don't mind me stealing the idea! A few questions first: what size drip tray is that? Do I see it correctly that you pulled out the lid insulation and installed wooden supports that interface with your t-nuts? Where did you get the frosted glass? How are the glass panels held up (routed grooves, hardware, etc)?

Thanks in advance! Killer build!

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Old 03-08-2011, 06:51 AM   #24
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Nope anything I can do to help let me know! I actually just disassembled it, moved to Chicago, and reassembled it! The drip tray is 36 inches, so it fits against the 3 back tiles perfectly. Came from beveragefactory.com and was kind of pricey but is amazing quality. I did in fact pull out the insulation in the lid to attach the top piece. Essentially if you think of it in layers from top down....

The top piece is 5/8 plywood. Before I put the tile down I put T nuts on the bottom of the plywood and screwed bolts in from the top and sunk them to make them flush. This left about 3 inches of bolt thread protruding through the plywood.

I then removed the cover and insulation to the freezer lid. Drilled 4 holes that lined up with the bolt threads and placed the plywood into position so that now the the plywood sits on the lid and the bolts stuck through the lid.

I then used 1x2 pine that extend the length of the lid from front to back, drilled two holes for the the bolts on one side, and secured the wood with washers and wingnuts. This one done on both the left and right. This added a tremendous amount of support and assistance in open the lid with the plywood on top. It also makes it easy to disassemble. I tucked the insulation back in and reinstalled the interior cover. Presto.

The frosted glass is actually tempered clear glass panels that I had cut at a local glass store to size. For some reason frosted stuff is really pricey, so I went to Lowes and got the frosted glass film they sell in rolls to make it "frosted". Took a try or two to get it right. If I had the extra cash I would have just sprung for the real deal, or maybe some lucite. The glass is really thin and light so I just used mirror mounting hardware again from Lowes, and they are installed from the back for a clean look. The LED strip lights came off ebay for super cheap.

Any other questions feel free to hit me up!

PS.. if you plan on going the real marble tile route, it is an awesome look but it makes the sucker pretty heavy, especially the lid. When I moved, I took off the small casters I had on there and put some heavy duty ones on. Made a huge difference to roll it around. The only thing I would have done differently is to figure out an easy way to maybe install some hydraulic lifts (maybe car hatchback type?) to help open/prop the lid up.

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Old 03-08-2011, 04:09 PM   #25
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Wow, this is gorgeous..... Beautiful!

The wife should be damn proud to have that in the living room!

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Old 03-08-2011, 07:26 PM   #26
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The drip tray is 36 inches, so it fits against the 3 back tiles perfectly. Came from beveragefactory.com and was kind of pricey but is amazing quality.
Thanks for all the info! What is your center-center spacing for your taps? My version is only going to have 5 kegs (smaller freezer), so I'm trying to figure out if I can get away with the cheap 19" drip tray from barproducts.com. Those beveragefactory ones sure are pricey!

I'm thinking of doing acrylic or polycarb instead of glass, for the sake of durability. Do you think the frosted film would be easy/possible to install on plastic, or is the rigidity of glass a must?

How did you do your penetrations from the coffin through the freezer lid to run beer lines, etc?
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:31 PM   #27
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Wow that is by far the best looking keezer I have ever saw!

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Old 03-09-2011, 06:55 AM   #28
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The frosted film should work no problem for you. Im out of town so cant measure the spacing. I think I put the center tap in first, then measured outward to 2 inches from the side. In other words, from the center to the right was 18 inches. Subtract two inches from the side leaves 16 inches divided by 4 taps including the center equals 4 inches apart. Based on 5 taps and 19 inch drip tray that calculation would be about 2.5 inches apart which would probably be really tight but might still be doable.

As far as the lines, I just bought a 4 inch hole saw and drilled straight the plywood and lid/inner shell. I pushed the lines through the insulation so that the insulation fills in around the beer lines and doesn't let air in or out. Same with co2 lines. When I get back I'll try to get some better pics for ya.

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Old 03-09-2011, 04:15 PM   #29
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Beautiful build....looks absolutely awesome! Can't wait to get the rest of mine done now. Great work!

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Old 10-17-2011, 02:32 AM   #30
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You have just inspired my build, i wasthinking of doing something similar and now that ive seen it i am going for it.

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