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Old 05-27-2010, 03:07 AM   #1861
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Great job Danger831. Looks good. Can't wait to try it out

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Old 05-27-2010, 05:04 PM   #1862
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Well, after a nightmare of a build, it's finally done. Well, 99% done - just need to clamp the bev lines, since my Oetiker clamps are too big for the thinner OD Tygon tubing I've got going on. But other than that...





Now I gotta redo the garbage room that it's currently sitting in, and convert it to man-cavey goodness (hopefully in time for the World Cup!)


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Old 05-27-2010, 09:40 PM   #1863
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Nice work ubermick!

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Old 05-28-2010, 02:23 AM   #1864
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The much awaited and highly anticipated keezer build is finally finished. The vast majority of the design of this build was shamelessly plagiarized from posts in this forum. I started out with a Frigidaire 7.2 cubic foot chest freezer that I traded a broken trumpet for. The parts and components were purchased from so many different places that it would be a separate project in itself to organize them into a list to post them. The two possibly original ideas that I contributed to this project were the side mount of the A419 controller, and the magnetically attached custom drip tray. The magnets on the drip tray were removed from hard drives and they are strong as heck. I currently have 3 on there now and they hold the tray pretty well. But I will add a few more next week after I scavenge some more hard drives from work. The only big hiccup I ran into with the project was a nasty and persistent fish odor in the freezer. Turned out that the smell was in the fiberglass insulation in the lid. I removed the fiberglass and replaced it with 2 layers of 3/4 inch Styrofoam and caulked it all up real good before re-installing it. Other than that it was pretty smooth sailing for the most part. Well, here are the photos ... enjoy!

Update on the magnet drip tray theory ... The original 3 magnet design held three 12oz beers, but slid down after adding a forth beer. After adding six more hard drive magnets the drip tray was able to solidly hold five 12oz beers. Although these results are hardly scientific, I would recommend nine magnets to anyone using the magnet technique for a drip tray. Oh yeah, I also included a photo of my first brew from the keezer, an oatmeal stout.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:08 AM   #1865
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I gave my drip tray the same magnet treatment. I found that by painting the magnets with Plasti-Dip, they would hold much better, ie, not slide. Like you, I had no problem keeping it on the fridge, there just wasn't enough friction to keep it from sliding. The Plasti-Dip fixed that.

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Old 05-28-2010, 01:17 PM   #1866
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:51 PM   #1867
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WOW! 187 pages of awesome Kegerators there's some very skilled craftsmen here.

I can wait to build my own got some great ideas.

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Old 05-28-2010, 10:08 PM   #1868
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I really hate you, that pic just added one more project to my list. That is one of the coolest things I ever saw. Puts my jocket box to shame.

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Old 05-29-2010, 02:59 PM   #1869
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As always, some of these builds are blowing me away. Great work all around.

My set up is pretty modest, I posted the fridge earlier in the thread, but I was just able to fasten my tap handle to it, thanks to HBT user WALKER. Can't thank you enough, mate.

I found a nice chunk of maple waiting to be burned in a woodpile and carved this handle out with an antique draw knife. I'm not sure if I want to stain it or anything, I might just leave it as-is.

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Old 05-29-2010, 03:43 PM   #1870
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As always, some of these builds are blowing me away. Great work all around.

My set up is pretty modest, I posted the fridge earlier in the thread, but I was just able to fasten my tap handle to it, thanks to HBT user WALKER. Can't thank you enough, mate.

I found a nice chunk of maple waiting to be burned in a woodpile and carved this handle out with an antique draw knife. I'm not sure if I want to stain it or anything, I might just leave it as-is.

i wouldnt do anything to colour it its very nice maybe just a way to seal it so you dont get potential splashback ruining it
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