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Old 02-04-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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I've only seen a few pictures of insulated keezer collars.

I think most people don't bother insulating them but I would like to consider it if I could keep it neat and tidy looking.

I'm going with a 1"x4" collar.

Show off your handiwork and we'll throw some adulation your way.

If you can also explain how you did it, it would be helpful.

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:57 PM   #2
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:18 AM   #3
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david, how did you do that? What material is the insulation?

That's a pretty beefy looking collar. It probably has better R value than the freezer wall.

Also I was reading some threads on seltzer water where you posted. Is one of the taps hooked up to dispense seltzer?

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Old 02-06-2010, 08:43 PM   #4
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That's it?

Just one guy with an insulated collar?

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Old 02-06-2010, 09:00 PM   #5
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No pics, nothing to see really, but I used plastic 2x6 fencing material for my collar. It's hollow (but with two internal ribs), so I shoved extruded polystyrene insulation (the pink stuff) into the center. It also gave me a nice conduit for running the wiring for my Love controller.

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Old 02-06-2010, 09:16 PM   #6
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I built the outside out of 16ga. sheet metal and insulated it with pink polystyrene. The inside panels are 6064 t6 aluminum. I have more pics from the process, just waiting til they upload and I'll display them here.
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:55 PM   #7
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I built this collar from a material called Azek. This material is a pvc foam board, it has the density and workability of clear pine, and the insulation value vary close to styrofoam, it is white in color so no need to finish with anything. I laminated two pices of the 3/4" material using azek pvc cement for a 1 1/2" collar thickness, this achieves an R value of just under 8, which is double the freezer wall itself. The corners are glued with the same adhesive, then routed the corners, sanded and set into a bed of silicone caulk to adhere to the keezer.

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jimshear - that's pretty impressive. I just checked your gallery. I think most people won't have sheet metal bending and welding tools though...

Gander - I really like how neat everything looks in your set up. That Azak material looks promising. I'll have to check to see if HD has it and how much it costs.

leboeuf - Did you make a insulation sandwich with MDF boards on your approach? That might be the direction that I'm leaning. 1"x4.5" then 1" insulation then MDF board to hide the insulation. I would then paint the MDF board to prevent moisture from seeping in.

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