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Old 04-08-2009, 04:35 PM   #41
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Out of curiosity, why did you get your tubing from brewmaster, rather than keg connection. Keg connection has 3/16 for $.49 per foot, rather than brewmaster at $.65 a foot.

*Components:Hoses, Swivel Nuts, Cross, Tee

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http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/kegging/tubing

also,

Air Distributor - an 12 Way, 5/16 Check Valves!

129.95

Vs.

http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/...6-port-0101772 X2

91.99 * 2 = 183.98

And additional shipping from different places.

I'm really not trying to burst your bubble, im just planning a order with keg connection and have been doing way too much product comparison, and want to know if there are some external variables (like their hose sucks) that i don't know about. I really hope im not sounding like a asshole.
Between the 10% off that brewmasters warehouse was touting as well as their flat shipping rate it was significantly cheaper to purchase the tubing from them rather than keg connection.

Also, for aesthetic purposes I didn't want the 12-way. I'd rather have 2 separate lines running to each of the 6-ways. While I could've saved money on that part I think the look will ultimately be better.
Hope that helps!
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:02 PM   #42
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yeah it dose. I'm a form over function guy, although that keg connection manifold is a mess. I gusee i just wanted to make sure you didnt think that the keg connection stuff was cheaply made or flimsy be3cause i might buy from them soon.

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Old 04-09-2009, 03:31 PM   #43
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Those blue aluminum manifold parts are sold at harbor freight and I'm sure other places, I made my own 5-way but the price from kegconnection is better than buying all those check ball valves individually. I just had some already here so I built my own.

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Old 04-09-2009, 09:01 PM   #44
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Updates!

Well, I got the top of the freezer primed:


Initially, to get the 4 pieces for the collar cut I borrowed a small cordless ryobi circular saw. Unfortunately it wasn't big enough to cut the 2x4 at a 45 degree angle AND all 3 batteries died after about 3 test cuts. So I ended up going to home depot and renting a much larger one (which was a PITA, because the woman who was working there didn't understand what 45 degree cutting was... novel concept I guess?)

Anyways, after cutting them I decided to mock up what it's going to look like with the wood and the underportion of the lid. Here's what it's going to look like.







The head on shot shows where the taps will be coming out of.

Next on the list for the day is to scuff up the wood and put another coat of stain/poly on top while it's nice out!

Tomorrow's plans include priming the rest of the fridge, and possibly figuring out exactly where these taps will be installed.

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Old 04-10-2009, 02:31 AM   #45
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Good work!

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Old 04-10-2009, 06:14 PM   #46
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JUst a thought. Maybe switch your two longer 2X4's so that stamp woulnt be seen when you open the lid up. Nothing huge but I would think it would look better witout having to look at that stamp. Unless both bords have them which then this post is totally worthless. Either way this is a great looking project man. If you dont mind me asking how much did you pay for the freezer?

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Old 04-10-2009, 06:49 PM   #47
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The words won't show up, they were reversed in the pic. Thanks for the suggestion though! I paid 200 for the freezer delivered to my door.

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Old 04-12-2009, 12:40 AM   #48
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Two more taps on the way!

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Old 04-13-2009, 02:11 PM   #49
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looking good Dr.

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Joe, what sand paper did you use to sand the rust off? Was it metalsand and if so, what grit? I have a similar problem with rust on the fridge that I just bought and was wondering what grit / type of paper you used to remove it.

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