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Old 12-18-2011, 12:49 AM   #3211
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Does anyone on here have a recommendation for where to attach the collar on a keezer?...to the lid or base of freezer?

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Old 12-18-2011, 04:32 AM   #3212
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Does anyone on here have a recommendation for where to attach the collar on a keezer?...to the lid or base of freezer?
To the freezer. The taps go through the collar, so you don't want them and their beer lines to be moving when you open the lid.
I just used a thick layer of Liquid Nails on top of the freezer, then shut the lid onto the collar to hold everything tight while the Liquid Nails hardened. That collar isn't going anywhere and the Liquid nails also provide a great seal.
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:09 AM   #3213
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:20 PM   #3214
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Thanks Corky...that was my assumption to but trolling this forum...I see alot of guys have attached collar to lid

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Old 12-18-2011, 01:32 PM   #3215
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I attached my collar to the lid so that I don't have to lift my kegs the extra 8".

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Old 12-18-2011, 02:43 PM   #3216
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Does anyone on here have a recommendation for where to attach the collar on a keezer?...to the lid or base of freezer?
Neither, hinge the collar to the freezer and hinge the lid to the collar.
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:20 PM   #3217
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Hmmm that's an interesting idea...what do you use for a seal on both sides then?

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Old 12-18-2011, 06:51 PM   #3218
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Hmmm that's an interesting idea...what do you use for a seal on both sides then?
For the bottom side of the collar I used weather strip: Weather Strip

The top just uses the seal on the lid.

I actually just finished my keezer today and keged a brown ale. The two hinges are nice in that you can just open the top to check on things. The hinge on the collar allows easier change out of the kegs.




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Old 12-18-2011, 08:11 PM   #3219
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Wow that looks real good (and clean) nice work...the outlet box is just what toy wired to so you don't have to have an extension cord hanging it the back? Thanks for the advice ok the hinges....I'll be replicating that for sure

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Wow that looks real good (and clean) nice work...the outlet box is just what toy wired to so you don't have to have an extension cord hanging it the back? Thanks for the advice ok the hinges....I'll be replicating that for sure
Thanks, the outlets are switched by the temperature controller. That way I didn't have to make any changes to the freezers electrical.
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