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Old 01-23-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Keezer with split lid, tower is not disturbed filling kegs

it seems that every time someone asks about installing a coffin or tower on a keezer, someone else replies "it will cause problems with getting kegs in and out." Or "what about clearance between the tower andthe wall behind your keezer, you will have to move it every time"
Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures durring the build, but here is a tour of the completed project.
The freezer is a 15.5 cf whirlpool that was given to me by a neighbor. I started out by cutting the lid in half, widthwise, using a circular saw blade made for cutting metal studwork. The saw blade was about $30 at Home Despot. The coffin is a SS hoffman control cabinet with 3 layers of mylar/bubble wrap type insulation. Notice the piano hinge that runs the width of the lid.img_20110122_174635.jpg

This allows me to raise the front half of the lid for keg/tank maintenance without disturbing the coffin
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
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That control cabinet is not light. So, I did need to add some support to the inside on the rear half of the lid. In this pic, notice the white pole end, it is one of the screw type expanding closet poles. Also made a convenient place to mount the gas manifold.
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I sealed the raw cut edges of the lid with foil duct tape and then used neoprine foam weather strip to fill the gap and make the lid airtight.
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And here it is in all it's glory. The small tap tower on the left is hooked to a keg of seltzer water for the kids to mix their own sodas. The taps on the coffin with pucks are all beers with the upper taps being Perlick 575s and the lower ones being 525s. The coffin tap on the far right, with the plain handle belongs to SWMBO and dispenses pre mixed rum&coke. The coffin and keezer are both lockable and the coffin taps have shutoff valves inside to prevent babysitter tampering.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:31 PM   #3
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Looks great... I had a similar idea, but never got around to implementing it.

One unrelated question-- did you make the hockey puck tap handles yourself? If so, how? I'm assuming you just drilled and used a screw-in insert?

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Old 01-23-2011, 08:41 PM   #4
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Too funny on the pucks... I just picked up a sleeve of 8 yesterday on clearance at Target to use as handles myself!

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Looks great... I had a similar idea, but never got around to implementing it.

One unrelated question-- did you make the hockey puck tap handles yourself? If so, how? I'm assuming you just drilled and used a screw-in insert?
Yep. Inserts from McMaster. Pucks are all game used.
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Yep. Inserts from McMaster. Pucks are all game used.
Nice idea for the handles. Pucks.

I might just steal this idea, but you'll have to forgive me when I use Toronto and Montreal pucks instead. I'll put a small paper bag over the Toronto puck to similate a true toronto fan.
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Nice idea for the handles. Pucks.

I might just steal this idea, but you'll have to forgive me when I use Toronto and Montreal pucks instead. I'll put a small paper bag over the Toronto puck to similate a true toronto fan.
At this point shouldn't it be a bullet hole in the upper(head) area of each Toronto puck)
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Wow! that keezer kicks ass!
Great job!

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I have to agree with everyone else...that kicks ass. Only problem is those dang Capitals pucks!! lol

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Ok, wow, I am in the process of planning my next keezer. I build one a few a years ago. I just moved to my new house and i sold my keezer since i didn't have the perfect place for it, and i planned to use the money from the sale to build my new one. I was about to just go with the collar....and your awesome keezer surfaced. A can you take more pictures of it open? Maybe more of the seal?

Btw i might steal your puck idea. But i hate your caps pucks. I will be using my flyers pucks

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