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Old 05-05-2009, 08:36 PM   #951
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Just finished mine last weekend. Used a Whirlpool 9 cf chest freezer.

Collars attached


Spacers/nailers attached


Before the top/stain


Done!

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Old 05-12-2009, 03:18 AM   #952
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nice choice on the magnet. High Gravity rules!
What did you do for that drip tray? I like that idea a lot... Please PM me?
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:58 PM   #953
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So I couldn't sleep last night. Instead of going out to the garage and being productive on my actual keezer build, I built it in sketchup. At least I have a decent visual now of how it might look.

It is a small 5 cf freezer that fits 3 cornies, with a tall collar. I was trying to figure out how to cleanly furnitureize the lid, until I realized I don't need the original lid. So I'm making one from scratch, and putting the faucets on that. I cut some sections out of the 2x10 collar that I'll fill with expanding foam to help cut down on the weight. I'll try to remember to take some pics of construction.

Here's the sketchup model I made:

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Old 05-13-2009, 12:51 PM   #954
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Just a suggestion, Since you're rebuilding the lid, why make the opening section so heavy and cumbersome. leave the taps below the opening.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:24 PM   #955
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That's tall, is it tough to get your kegs in and out?

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Old 05-13-2009, 02:00 PM   #956
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...why make the opening section so heavy and cumbersome. leave the taps below the opening.
3 reasons: It makes for a shorter distance to lift kegs in (the base is only about 32"). The shanks will be out of the way when changing kegs, so no risk of damage. I think it looks better with a taller lid, than it would with a tall base and a small lid.

I worked on it a little last night and removed a lot of unnecessary material from the collar. I don't think it will be overly heavy when finished. Thinking back, I could have just used 2x4s top and bottom with risers at the corners to get the similar results.. oh well. I'll keep that in mind for when I upgrade to a 10+ keg freezer...if I'm ever allowed.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #957
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That's tall, is it tough to get your kegs in and out?
Yup, tall indeed. I wanted the taps at about chest height for an easy pour.

Getting the kegs in isn't easy, but it isn't too hard. I use a small step stool to stand on and lift the kegs by the top and bottom. I lift the keg over the side then lower it with my right arm like you would if you were doing a dumbbell curl. I do work out occasionally (OK, very occasionally) so that helps a little.

I've now got the unit in the house in a small room off the hallway so I'm looking for something to make hauling the kegs in and out easier. I'm thinking about installing something like this on the ceiling so that I don't have to lift the kegs over the side of the keezer.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:32 AM   #958
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Totally stoked about my new cheap stainless driptray from BarProducts.com. On recommendations from BM and a few others I picked the 19" drip tray up, but I had my doubts about it's construction. Turns out, it's a great unit! Very sturdy, nice looking, and just $22 delivered to my door in about a week. Here is a link and some pics...highly recommended.

I went to Lowes and picked out some galvanized angle brackets and some stainless nuts, bolts and washers. Drilled two small holes in the bottom of the pan and 4 in the fridge door.

$14.95 + tax + s/h:
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That is a great drip tray. I got mine a couple of weeks ago. I just drilled holes and mounted it without the angle brackets knowing that there will never be any weight set upon it. I just didn't want any drippage on the hardwood floors in my office. Nice setup though, top notch.

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I have the same drip tray and used the exact same brackets. I used some magnetic tape to attach the tray to the brackets so i can remove it easier for cleaning.

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