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Old 12-12-2012, 12:57 AM   #11
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Indeed it is I will be stealing that idea!
Use special masking tape, like Frog Tape (I believe), the blue stuff does not seal very well.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:23 AM   #12
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:28 PM   #13
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Sick build. Wish i had the room for that beast.

Really great idea with the drop tray also. You keep glasses in the cupboard?

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Old 12-16-2012, 04:38 PM   #14
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Sick build. Wish i had the room for that beast.

Really great idea with the drop tray also. You keep glasses in the cupboard?
Exactly, all my glass is in the cupboard
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:18 PM   #15
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cupboard is awesome idea! i might keep my eye out for something

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:32 PM   #16
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Nicely done sir. I think I have the same freezer, albeit a bit smaller. Is this the Frigidaire? Mine fits 6 on the floor with room to spare and is sitting on the base I built. I've yet to start the collar or order the taps, but now that the cold snap is over I can get to work in the garage without my fingers freezing.

If this is indeed the same freezer, it looks like the hinges lined up perfectly? Is your lid sitting on 1x6s with 1x8s covering them? I was considering just doing away with the stock lid altogether and building a wood top, but if the hinges line up perfectly with 4 or 6 inch boards I may just follow your lead... at least for now. I kinda wanted to avoid doing any permanent damage or painting while the freezer is under warranty

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Nicely done sir. I think I have the same freezer, albeit a bit smaller. Is this the Frigidaire? Mine fits 6 on the floor with room to spare and is sitting on the base I built. I've yet to start the collar or order the taps, but now that the cold snap is over I can get to work in the garage without my fingers freezing.

If this is indeed the same freezer, it looks like the hinges lined up perfectly? Is your lid sitting on 1x6s with 1x8s covering them? I was considering just doing away with the stock lid altogether and building a wood top, but if the hinges line up perfectly with 4 or 6 inch boards I may just follow your lead... at least for now. I kinda wanted to avoid doing any permanent damage or painting while the freezer is under warranty
Yes, this is a 14.8 cu.ft. Frigidaire from Lowes. I used 2x6 pine for the collar and 1x8 for the collar, so the lid is sitting on the 2x6, almost perfectly. You can certainly build a wood lid, but then you'd have to consider insulation... and weight... and more work. I can't think of a situation where the hinges wouldn't line up perfectly, as that's what I used as a guide to mount my lid. Hmm. I hear what you're saying about damaging the keezer while under warranty; with the exception of the chalk paint on top, I made not other modifications. It's simpler than you think
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About the hinges lining up....

The bottom portion of the hinge is so long that it would hang down past the 2x6. I measured the bottom of hinge and its something line nine or ten inches. I orininally meant the bottom holes on the hinges lining up with the top holes in the freezer. I didnt want to have to drill new holes in the freezer since the hinge would hang down past the wood.

I was going to go with 2x4s and a 1x6 for the face and sides since my miter/chop saw can only handle 6 inch boards. Think the 2x4 will give me enough width to comfortably mount a temp probe, guages, valves, etc?

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About the hinges lining up....

The bottom portion of the hinge is so long that it would hang down past the 2x6. I measured the bottom of hinge and its something line nine or ten inches. I orininally meant the bottom holes on the hinges lining up with the top holes in the freezer. I didnt want to have to drill new holes in the freezer since the hinge would hang down past the wood.

I was going to go with 2x4s and a 1x6 for the face and sides since my miter/chop saw can only handle 6 inch boards. Think the 2x4 will give me enough width to comfortably mount a temp probe, guages, valves, etc?
Ahhh, I get it now. I actually did drill new holes, but it was simple and they were small.

I think 2x4 will work fine. Northern Brewer's keezer instructions suggest it
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What temperature control did you use?

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