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Old 12-31-2008, 11:45 PM   #621
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I'm curious if anyone thinks there a market for selling a collar and tray conversion kit comprised of what you see here without the freezer, CO2 bottle/regulator, kegs and drip tray? It would sure make putting a quality kegerator together a lot easier. Could make them to suit larger freezer models with more faucets as well. What do you all think?

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Absolutely. I want to build a collar for my freezer, but don't really have the tools or time. And I can't imagine I'm the only one who feels this way!

P.S. feel free to PM me if you're serious about doing something like that...
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:55 AM   #622
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It's been a while since I logged in here..this is the only shot of the build that I could find. It's a pretty simple 2x4 frame and the freezer is supported by a smaller box at the bottom. Funny, I built it right after I bought a framing nailer, so it's held together with 3 inch nails. An admitted overkill, but I wanted to play. I did leave the gaps around, to allow for air flow. I read a lot of posts about problems with over heating and such.

As for the lid, it was pretty light and flimsy, so I've beefed it up, added some wheels to make it easier to move, and plan to add a 3rd tap to my tower. All in all, it's not too heavy and easy enough to open and close.

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Old 01-03-2009, 01:27 AM   #623
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Absolutely. I want to build a collar for my freezer, but don't really have the tools or time. And I can't imagine I'm the only one who feels this way!

P.S. feel free to PM me if you're serious about doing something like that...
I appreciate the encouragement from everyone who has responded to my post back on page 61 of this thread. I am in the early stages of mass producing a chest freezer kegerator conversion kit. The Holiday 5.3 cu ft version will be the initial offering, essentially as you see it. I'll be glad to keep you all posted when I can share more information.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:58 AM   #624
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Hi guys,

I am only new to home brewing (been brewing spirits only up until until 8 weeks ago) but am very enthusiastic!

Ok.. So I might have got a little carried away...

Criteria 1: Must be on wheels to move around easy.
Criteria 2: Must look like it was meant to be there.
Criteria 3: Must not look like a chest freezer at all!
Criteria 4: Must not damage the chest freezer in any way! (This was my wifes demand).
Criteria 5: Must be able to drain using the drainage plug.


So... Here is my new setup. I finished it last night.







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Old 01-03-2009, 03:48 AM   #625
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That is an inspiration to my next keezer!

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Old 01-03-2009, 03:26 PM   #626
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Excellent first post, Ferret!

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Old 01-03-2009, 05:37 PM   #627
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Holly smokes... that looks like Furniture!!! Dang nice job!!. The wife must be happy!

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Old 01-03-2009, 06:51 PM   #628
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i thought you had to be careful about putting siding or other such things on keezers since air had to pass along the outside for heat exchange, or am i wrong?

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Old 01-03-2009, 10:23 PM   #629
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i thought you had to be careful about putting siding or other such things on keezers since air had to pass along the outside for heat exchange, or am i wrong?
The panneling is mainly on the front with a slight bit on the left to stiffen up the front. The air vents for the compressor are on the right and have not been blocked.

Here are some more pictures to give a better idea:


The front has thin ply sheet draped down from the collar so I did not have to damage the freezer. The left side has a piece to hold the ply rigid.


The right side has nothing. (the ply was also my work bench cover for staining and so forth. It did not need to look pretty.


You can see the vent holes for the compressor.


All panels were glued on to the ply. This makes for easy removal if necessary (not that it will ever happen!!)

So far I have had no problems with heat.. Time will tell though. The spot where it sits has a small gap down the side which I hope is enough! There is also a big hole at the back and I have left quite a bit of clearance at the back for ventilation.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:47 PM   #630
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Nice freezer ferret thats what i am planning to do so it will sit under my bar

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