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wncbrewer 11-06-2011 11:22 PM

my simple, 3 tap keezer build
 
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I've been threatening for a while, and its finally time to start my keezer. I scored a small GE freezer on craglist for 80 bucks and got started this morning. I had a bunch of tongue and groove spruce leftover from another project so I decided to use it for this also.

I cut a sheet of plywood, mounted casters, then placed the freezer on the rolling plywood and began framing for the t and g.

I'm keeping things pretty simple. I left the back uncovered and used construction adhesive to glue 2x2s two the freezer body. The tongue and groove was then nailed to the 2x2 with wire brad nails. This way the warm air radiating out of the freezer can exit through a 1 1/2" airspace all the way to the back of the freezer. Here is a pic of the tongue and groove spruce in progress.

Next I mounted the plywood bartop to the freezer lid with a couple of t-nuts and four inch bolts, 4 inches wound up being way too long, so I ground them off flush. I'm really not happy with how secure it feels, so. I think I will go back and use a couple more.

For the trim around the top and bottom, I used the same lumber, only with the toungue and groove ripped off, and I like the way it turned out.

I have a keg cowboy conversion kit on the way to convert the tower on my my current kegerator to 3 taps, at which point the old fridge will be turned into a ferm chamber. I haven't reall started on the bar top yet...and seem to be having trouble getting pics up from the mobile app, so hopefully this works


wncbrewer 11-06-2011 11:22 PM

my simple, 3 tap keezer build
 
6 Attachment(s)

I've been threatening for a while, and its finally time to start my keezer. I scored a small GE freezer on craglist for 80 bucks and got started this morning. I had a bunch of tongue and groove spruce leftover from another project so I decided to use it for this also.

I cut a sheet of plywood, mounted casters, then placed the freezer on the rolling plywood and began framing for the t and g.

I'm keeping things pretty simple. I left the back uncovered and used construction adhesive to glue 2x2s two the freezer body. The tongue and groove was then nailed to the 2x2 with wire brad nails. This way the warm air radiating out of the freezer can exit through a 1 1/2" airspace all the way to the back of the freezer. Here is a pic of the tongue and groove spruce in progress.

Next I mounted the plywood bartop to the freezer lid with a couple of t-nuts and four inch bolts, 4 inches wound up being way too long, so I ground them off flush. I'm really not happy with how secure it feels, so. I think I will go back and use a couple more.

For the trim around the top and bottom, I used the same lumber, only with the toungue and groove ripped off, and I like the way it turned out.

I have a keg cowboy conversion kit on the way to convert the tower on my my current kegerator to 3 taps, at which point the old fridge will be turned into a ferm chamber. I haven't reall started on the bar top yet...and seem to be having trouble getting pics up from the mobile app, so hopefully this works


wncbrewer 11-06-2011 11:22 PM

my simple, 3 tap keezer build
 
6 Attachment(s)

I've been threatening for a while, and its finally time to start my keezer. I scored a small GE freezer on craglist for 80 bucks and got started this morning. I had a bunch of tongue and groove spruce leftover from another project so I decided to use it for this also.

I cut a sheet of plywood, mounted casters, then placed the freezer on the rolling plywood and began framing for the t and g.

I'm keeping things pretty simple. I left the back uncovered and used construction adhesive to glue 2x2s two the freezer body. The tongue and groove was then nailed to the 2x2 with wire brad nails. This way the warm air radiating out of the freezer can exit through a 1 1/2" airspace all the way to the back of the freezer. Here is a pic of the tongue and groove spruce in progress.

Next I mounted the plywood bartop to the freezer lid with a couple of t-nuts and four inch bolts, 4 inches wound up being way too long, so I ground them off flush. I'm really not happy with how secure it feels, so. I think I will go back and use a couple more.

For the trim around the top and bottom, I used the same lumber, only with the toungue and groove ripped off, and I like the way it turned out.

I have a keg cowboy conversion kit on the way to convert the tower on my my current kegerator to 3 taps, at which point the old fridge will be turned into a ferm chamber. I haven't reall started on the bar top yet...and seem to be having trouble getting pics up from the mobile app, so hopefully this works


wncbrewer 11-06-2011 11:22 PM

my simple, 3 tap keezer build
 
6 Attachment(s)

I've been threatening for a while, and its finally time to start my keezer. I scored a small GE freezer on craglist for 80 bucks and got started this morning. I had a bunch of tongue and groove spruce leftover from another project so I decided to use it for this also.

I cut a sheet of plywood, mounted casters, then placed the freezer on the rolling plywood and began framing for the t and g.

I'm keeping things pretty simple. I left the back uncovered and used construction adhesive to glue 2x2s two the freezer body. The tongue and groove was then nailed to the 2x2 with wire brad nails. This way the warm air radiating out of the freezer can exit through a 1 1/2" airspace all the way to the back of the freezer. Here is a pic of the tongue and groove spruce in progress.

Next I mounted the plywood bartop to the freezer lid with a couple of t-nuts and four inch bolts, 4 inches wound up being way too long, so I ground them off flush. I'm really not happy with how secure it feels, so. I think I will go back and use a couple more.

For the trim around the top and bottom, I used the same lumber, only with the toungue and groove ripped off, and I like the way it turned out.

I have a keg cowboy conversion kit on the way to convert the tower on my my current kegerator to 3 taps, at which point the old fridge will be turned into a ferm chamber. I haven't reall started on the bar top yet...and seem to be having trouble getting pics up from the mobile app, so hopefully this works


wncbrewer 11-06-2011 11:22 PM

my simple, 3 tap keezer build
 
6 Attachment(s)

I've been threatening for a while, and its finally time to start my keezer. I scored a small GE freezer on craglist for 80 bucks and got started this morning. I had a bunch of tongue and groove spruce leftover from another project so I decided to use it for this also.

I cut a sheet of plywood, mounted casters, then placed the freezer on the rolling plywood and began framing for the t and g.

I'm keeping things pretty simple. I left the back uncovered and used construction adhesive to glue 2x2s two the freezer body. The tongue and groove was then nailed to the 2x2 with wire brad nails. This way the warm air radiating out of the freezer can exit through a 1 1/2" airspace all the way to the back of the freezer. Here is a pic of the tongue and groove spruce in progress.

Next I mounted the plywood bartop to the freezer lid with a couple of t-nuts and four inch bolts, 4 inches wound up being way too long, so I ground them off flush. I'm really not happy with how secure it feels, so. I think I will go back and use a couple more.

For the trim around the top and bottom, I used the same lumber, only with the toungue and groove ripped off, and I like the way it turned out.

I have a keg cowboy conversion kit on the way to convert the tower on my my current kegerator to 3 taps, at which point the old fridge will be turned into a ferm chamber. I haven't reall started on the bar top yet...and seem to be having trouble getting pics up from the mobile app, so hopefully this works


wncbrewer 11-06-2011 11:22 PM

my simple, 3 tap keezer build
 
6 Attachment(s)

I've been threatening for a while, and its finally time to start my keezer. I scored a small GE freezer on craglist for 80 bucks and got started this morning. I had a bunch of tongue and groove spruce leftover from another project so I decided to use it for this also.

I cut a sheet of plywood, mounted casters, then placed the freezer on the rolling plywood and began framing for the t and g.

I'm keeping things pretty simple. I left the back uncovered and used construction adhesive to glue 2x2s two the freezer body. The tongue and groove was then nailed to the 2x2 with wire brad nails. This way the warm air radiating out of the freezer can exit through a 1 1/2" airspace all the way to the back of the freezer. Here is a pic of the tongue and groove spruce in progress.

Next I mounted the plywood bartop to the freezer lid with a couple of t-nuts and four inch bolts, 4 inches wound up being way too long, so I ground them off flush. I'm really not happy with how secure it feels, so. I think I will go back and use a couple more.

For the trim around the top and bottom, I used the same lumber, only with the toungue and groove ripped off, and I like the way it turned out.

I have a keg cowboy conversion kit on the way to convert the tower on my my current kegerator to 3 taps, at which point the old fridge will be turned into a ferm chamber. I haven't reall started on the bar top yet...and seem to be having trouble getting pics up from the mobile app, so hopefully this works


wncbrewer 11-12-2011 09:45 PM

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Made some good progress today, the copper on the bar top looks awesome I think, the coffin is built and mounted but not insulated or ventilated yet, I also included a pic of my old kegerator just so you can see what I am replacing. Cheers...wnc


wncbrewer 11-12-2011 09:45 PM

4 Attachment(s)

Made some good progress today, the copper on the bar top looks awesome I think, the coffin is built and mounted but not insulated or ventilated yet, I also included a pic of my old kegerator just so you can see what I am replacing. Cheers...wnc


wncbrewer 11-12-2011 09:45 PM

4 Attachment(s)

Made some good progress today, the copper on the bar top looks awesome I think, the coffin is built and mounted but not insulated or ventilated yet, I also included a pic of my old kegerator just so you can see what I am replacing. Cheers...wnc


wncbrewer 11-12-2011 09:45 PM

4 Attachment(s)

Made some good progress today, the copper on the bar top looks awesome I think, the coffin is built and mounted but not insulated or ventilated yet, I also included a pic of my old kegerator just so you can see what I am replacing. Cheers...wnc



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