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Old 12-14-2007, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default Chest Freezer help

Ok guys. So for our first anniversary, my wife asked what I wanted and I said a chest freezer for a keezer. This is the first one I found and i think it's perfect.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...cName=Freezers

couple of questions. How many corny's do you think I could fit in there. Also, it has a temperature alarm. Would this alarm become an issue if I use this temperature controller?

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=4230

Any and all advice would be awesome.

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Old 12-14-2007, 12:47 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about the alarm, but I'd bet you can fit at least 6 cornies in there.

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Old 12-14-2007, 12:51 AM   #3
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That sounds about right. Go to Lowes and look at their selection. I can not find mine on line right now, but we got a 15 cft for the same price as the one you are looking at.

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Thanks for the responses, I don't have room for a 15 cu. ft. But I'm more concerned about the temperature alarm.

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Bet it wouldn't be hard to disable the alarm.

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Old 12-14-2007, 01:24 AM   #6
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You want this one:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...XRQ&lpage=none

Guarenteed 5 cornies with no waste and it's cheaper.

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I have a 7.5cu sears chest, and I can barely squeeze 3 cornies, and a 5lb cylinder in there.
The problem is the compressor 'hump/ledge' on the left that wastes space...and is exactly why the one in Bobby's post is such a sweet freezer....the 'hump' is only in the corner, not the full depth. That alone is 1 keg, plus enough room to stagger another in.
Sears doesn't make their appliances anyways. They all come out of GE, Whirlpool, and Maytag factories...so Bobby's Whirlpool is a steal.

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Sears sells a number of alarm silencers for that particular model. You can find them here: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/search_10...&gobutton=find

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Unless you physically go to the showroom and measure the inside, you have no idea how many cornies you'll get in a chest freezer. I've done the shopping in almost every store that sells chest freezers in a 30 mile radius and you'd be amazed how ill-suited most are for kegerator use. Many have dimensions that will only allow 50% of their cubic footage to have cornies. Bottom line, get the Whirlpool 8.9cuft.

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Thanks bobby. does your freezer have enough room on the hump for a carboy and still have room for a co2 tank?

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