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Old 08-31-2010, 03:07 AM   #21
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:58 PM   #22
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Do you think it's feasible to do a build like those shown, but with a full size fridge ? One that could house a 14gal conical ?

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Old 04-27-2011, 03:21 PM   #23
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Do you think it's feasible to do a build like those shown, but with a full size fridge ? One that could house a 14gal conical ?
Sure, why not? But at that size, you are back to what the cost of building materials is versus another way to maintain temp.

In the case of a 14 gallon conical, you might be able to rig a propylene glycol chilling system for the price of the plywood/insulation to make a refrigerator sized ferm. chamber.
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I already have both the fridge and the insulation (I have a bunch of 2 inch styrofoam that's used to ship "Dippin Dots" ice cream), and I don't know jack about glycol, except that it makes a mess if it leaks. I'm thinking of just building a 4 ft high insulated box that "connects" to the fridge. I'd put the conical on casters so I could just wheel it into the chamber.

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Old 06-22-2014, 02:33 AM   #25
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I have a bunch of 2x4s as well and will be building a chamber a lot like yours. My question is, on the floor frame, how did you connect the two boards at the corners? Did you use a metal bracket on the bottom or something? I need to add casters to mine to be able to move it with a back injury, are the corners strong enough to support the chamber on casters at the corners with it full of fermentors?

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Old 06-22-2014, 04:39 AM   #26
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Are you talking about the crossboards on the bottom? There's no brackets anywhere, the whole thing is held together with 2 1/2" deck screws. For the flat boards on the floor they're just angled in. It should be plenty strong to support casters I would think.

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