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Old 07-17-2013, 11:20 AM   #4641
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Here's something that might be a bit different than normal:

I work in my family's machine shop, so I thought I had to stay true to my roots and make an aluminum collar. It's 6 x 2 x 1/8th wall tubing. The tap handles are machine control levers you would use on a mill. I just got it finished last night, first beer is carbing!
Color me jealous. Great work!


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Old 07-17-2013, 01:43 PM   #4642
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Here's something that might be a bit different than normal:

I work in my family's machine shop, so I thought I had to stay true to my roots and make an aluminum collar. It's 6 x 2 x 1/8th wall tubing. The tap handles are machine control levers you would use on a mill. I just got it finished last night, first beer is carbing!
Nice work, I'd be concerned with the cold seep through the aluminum working the freezer too hard. Your thoughts?


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Old 07-17-2013, 02:29 PM   #4643
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I was worried about the same thing since aluminum is really not a good choice for the environment it's going in. I filled the inside of the collar tubing with expandable foam, although I'm not sure how much I'm gaining from that since cold could seep its way around the top/bottom walls of the tubing to reach the outer face and then dissipate from there.

In actuality though, it's been running for two days and the outside of the collar feels no colder than when I was working on the build. I'm going to say it's a success so far!

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Old 07-18-2013, 01:20 PM   #4644
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I think the seep would be minimal and well worth it to have such an awesome collar...

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The new office keezer got racing stripes on Friday, today it got its first 15 gallons of beer to carbonate - one more keg to fill

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Old 07-23-2013, 12:48 PM   #4646
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The new office keezer got racing stripes on Friday, today it got its first 15 gallons of beer to carbonate - one more keg to fill
I wanna work there...
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Cheap Craig's List keezer died after many years of good service. Got a small apartment size fridge (10.3 cu ft Haier) to replace it. Fits in the mud room off of the kitchen, so no trips to the basement for beer or water. (My wife and I drink a lot of seltzer, so one keg is always filled with water.) The extra freezer space is a bonus.
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Cheap Craig's List keezer died after many years of good service. Got a small apartment size fridge (10.3 cu ft Haier) to replace it. Fits in the mud room off of the kitchen, so no trips to the basement for beer or water. (My wife and I drink a lot of seltzer, so one keg is always filled with water.) The extra freezer space is a bonus.
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Nice looking - do you just fill with water and force carb it? I'd like to serve sparkling water as well.


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