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Old 01-17-2013, 02:38 AM   #51
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Wow, this thread is awesome, many thanks for doing all this work! Trying to pick the freezer for my new keezer and this will help immensely.

One question though. The picture for the Maytag 14.8cf MQC1552TEW shows up as the one for the Holiday 7.0 ... is it just me? Looking to compare it with the Fridigaire 14.8.

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:46 AM   #52
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Wow, this thread is awesome, many thanks for doing all this work! Trying to pick the freezer for my new keezer and this will help immensely.
No problem. Taking a road trip tomorrow for work that, hopefully, will afford me the opportunity to measure some more models. The last time I went on a measuring spree, I ended up getting called into work mid-way through.

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One question though. The picture for the Maytag 14.8cf MQC1552TEW shows up as the one for the Holiday 7.0 ... is it just me? Looking to compare it with the Fridigaire 14.8.

Thanks again!
Keen eye. Fixed the image link to the Maytag 14.8cf MQC1552TEW. Seems to just have been a copy-and-paste error.

I'd say it's far-and-away the best model in the 15-cf class because of the hump layout. I wouldn't go with any other model unless you were getting a pretty good sale or you were able to score another model of something else in that class used on the cheap.
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Managed to swing by RC Willey today. Found a Danby 5.0cf and a Danby 7.0cf, as well as a different Frigidaire 15.0cf.

Took measurements and hope to get the drawings completed and uploaded tomorrow.

Sorry, ran out of time before visiting Best Buy for the Igloo 7.2cf and Sears for the re-badged Kenmore models. You can blame my lack of time on my mad search for Pliny the Elder.

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I have been looking at an igloo 5.2 cubic feet do you think if I use your Ge 5.0 as a guide I would be good

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I have been looking at an igloo 5.2 cubic feet do you think if I use your Ge 5.0 as a guide I would be good
I do not think that would be a good idea.

Igloo has some odd layout on their 7.2 as opposed to almost all other 7.0 models. I assume the Igloo 5.2 is odd as compared to other 5.0 models as well.

If you can get me the measurements listed in Post #4, I'd be willing to draw it up today. You might be able to find them online; admittedly, I have not tried for that model yet.
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I was going to look at it tomorrow anyway so I will grab the measurements and let you know and thanks for the awesome thread

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This is the sheet I take to the store with me so I don't forget anything relevant. It's really just a blanked copy of the spec sheet.
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Added the Frigidaire 12.9cf LFCH13M2MW drawings and spec sheet.

Drew up the blanks for the Danby 5.5cf DCF550W1 and the Danby 7.0cf DCF700W1.

Went to draw up the plans for the Frigidaire 15.0cf GLFC1526FW I found at RC Willey, and it's the same as the Frigidaire 14.9cf LFFN15M5HW. To within 1/8" on every measure. Don't think I'll be drawing that one up separate.

Also re-exported the images for the Frigidaire 14.9cf LFFN15M5HW. They were somehow still the old, low-resolution versions.

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Thadius,

I just wanted to say that this thread is one that I was trying to refind for the longest time... just found it again!! I had purchased the Frigidaire 12.9cf from lowes(at a discount) about 3 weeks ago, but through a faulty computer system they didn't have any in stock at all. Today I received a call from the Deliveries Manager telling me of the situation and that they will instead be delivering the 14.9cf freezer instead at no additional cost... I think this counts as a very big win in my books don't you? The next week will be fraught with internal strife trying to figure out how many taps I want with how many backups i will need... Input will be greatly appreciated!!

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Seems like a win to me, as long as you have the space for it.

The extra space lets you go from 8 ball locks on the floor to 9 ball locks on the floor, plus a few 5# CO2 tanks. Add a 1x10 insulation sandwiched or 2x10 collar, and you can add another 2 ball locks on the hump while swapping up to a single 10# CO2 tank.

No matter what you do, keep the number of taps an even number. Start with 4 taps, a dual primary and a 4-way secondary. Drill the four taps in the center of the collar, with the holes 3.5" on center, to leave space for big tap handles some day. Like so.



For now, just stick to the 4 beers on tap. It's a fine art learning to work your keezer. You don't want to get overwhelmed, because then it's no longer fun. Consider the rest of the space room for lagering (which you can do in Cornys, btw), carbinating, or storing your next brews. You'll also have plenty of space to store your yeast, cold crash primaries or starters, and thaw any hops.

Later on, you'll be able to easily add to it. The secondary will be gangable. If you ever decide to move up to a 6-, 8-, or 10-tap system, you could easily add them on either side. The dual primary allows you to force carb, carb up soda, or use a beer gun without having to turn off everything else or touch their pressures.

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