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Old 08-26-2010, 02:49 PM   #1
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Default Do you really need a collar on a keezer?

My kegerator died, so I'm looking at getting a freezer, specifically, this one:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=100598976&l angId=-1&catalogId=10053&MERCH=REC-_-product-1-_-100598963-_-100598976-_-N&locStoreNum=1809&marketID=76

I only plan on having three kegs total, so this one should work. It's plenty tall enough, so do I really need a collar, and if not, can I just have my taps in the front?
I understand about getting your lines out of the way, but I plan on a clean line install, and not letting them run loose everywhere.

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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Well, nevermind. It looks to have a wraparound condenser and evaporator.

Collar it is!

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:55 PM   #3
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Well, nevermind. It looks to have a wraparound condenser and evaporator.

Collar it is!
Yup this is the problem. Most freezers have coolant lines in the front so you can't drill them out.
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Only way to do it with a freezer is to have a tower come out of the lid of the freezer. Otherwise, you've got to go the collar route.

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Old 08-26-2010, 03:34 PM   #5
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Or lift the lid and pour through picnic faucets.

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Or lift the lid and pour through picnic faucets.
Ditto. My setup is like this. I'll get a tower at some point, but for now this works.
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