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Old 10-09-2009, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Frigidaire 7.2 Chest Freezer..... Collar Size?

Anyone have a Frigidaire 7.2 that they've added a collar to that wouldn't mind helping a brother out? I'd like to get to work on the collar, etc., but I'm buying the parts as I go to help alleviate the $ pain.... first the freezer so I can start the build, then the temp controller, then the kegging goodies.... very likely the 3 bottle premium kit from kegconnections with a few changes.

Maybe I'll just go buy a cornie locally to help with the sizing, but if anyones already measured it, it'd help.... curious how tall the collar needs to be to place a cornie on the hump? Even if someone wants to measure a cornie for me? How about a 10 lb Co2 tank... if it's taller than a cornie? Would prefer shorter over taller.... hoping a 6 inch collar clears...

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Old 10-10-2009, 03:02 AM   #2
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keg sizes are in this thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/sizi...ny-kegs-75449/

i think a 10# tank is taller than a cornie, but not certain.

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Old 10-10-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
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I have the same freezer, I'm putting it together today so I'll try to remember to post how tall it needs to be but I believe a 8in collar will work for putting cornys on the hump. I'd just locate the CO2 cylinder outside so you have more room for kegs in it. I just drilled two holes for my two different pressure lines running into it through the collar.

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I'm not presently where my keezer is, so I can't measure directly, but I built my collar with maple 1x8 and two Corny kegs will fit on the hump with room for disconnects.

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Anyone have a Frigidaire 7.2 that they've added a collar to that wouldn't mind helping a brother out?
.... curious how tall the collar needs to be to place a cornie on the hump?
I am converting the same freezer now, and I find that I need the collar to be 7.25" tall to fit a corny with disconnects on the hump, which incidentally is the width of a 2x8.
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Nice.... post pics at the end, and I will too.... we'll compare.

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i think a 10# tank is taller than a cornie, but not certain.
They're smaller. Given todays standards, a corney is 23" tall and a 10lb CO2 tank is 20.5" tall.
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I'm not presently where my keezer is, so I can't measure directly, but I built my collar with maple 1x8 and two Corny kegs will fit on the hump with room for disconnects.

So, unmodified (other than a temp controller), it looks like that freezer will hold four kegs, plus room on the hump for other stuff.

Right?
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this particular one pictured would hold 3.

my holiday 7.2 holds four but it's wider and thinner

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Yep, three. I think if I really, really wanted to, I could probably get four jammed into the lower part, but it would involve shaving the rubber on the kegs down, and I'm not inclined to try it.

Here's a pic of three kegs in the lower part:


I'll also modify my earlier statement that two kegs will fit on the hump with a collar installed: They will, if you don't have taps over there. My four taps are all over on that left side, so only one keg will fit there.

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