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Old 03-03-2012, 02:01 AM   #521
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I have plenty of 80-160gb drive laying around. maybe I will give that a try. thanks for the suggestion.

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Old 03-04-2012, 07:42 AM   #522
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does anyone know if the 5.0 holiday with the 1/4 hump will fit 3 pin locks?

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Just carted home my black Frigidaire 7.2 cu. ft. freezer today from Lowes. (Had to have them order it for me; they don't stock the black ones.)

Item #: 279057 Model: FFC0723GB

Definitely a good deal for $228, and I found a 10% off coupon, so even better.

It'll hold 3 Corny kegs plus a 10 pound CO2 cylinder without a collar, 5 plus a 10 pound CO2 cylinder with a 2x8 collar.

I think I'm going to build the collar and use it for 4 kegs, and keep a little spare room for misc. stuff.



looks like it will, but i thought i'd ask...

would this fit 5 pin locks? looks like it will if you add 1/2" to each of them.
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I picked up a GE FCM5 freezer that I am converting. Does anyone have experience having the C02 outside and then running a line into the freezer? Where do you drill the hole?

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A) make a collar and drill through that
B) make a hole in the lid, don't ever drill through the freezer

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A) make a collar and drill through that
B) make a hole in the lid, don't ever drill through the freezer
Completely agree. The easiest for me was the collar.

Another option is if you have a drain in the bottom and are only going to have a single-body regulator, you could snake the gas line through the drain. This way no drilling is required! Be sure to insulate the drain when finished.
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does anyone know if the 5.0 holiday with the 1/4 hump will fit 3 pin locks?
The one posted in the first few posts should fit 3, but it is no longer available. The current Holiday 5.0 has a huge shelf and might fit 3 if you make a huge collar.
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well i ended up buying the 7cf holiday at lowes for 179. brought my corny kegs in with me (got some interesting looks!)... found out 3 fit easily on the bottom (pin lock) and 1 more should fit on the hump without issue, maybe 2... i only had 2 kegs with me so i couldn't do much measuring
But it is going to be delivered tomorrow, so this should be interesting!

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I have 3 five gallon ball locks on the floor of my Holiday 7.0 and 2 three gallon ball locks on the hump. It's tight, so I don't know if you will be able to get 5 pin locks in, but keep us posted either way as the Holiday 7.0 is a popular model for keezer conversions.

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If you build a stand to extend the height of the hump throughout the entire keezer, you may be able to fit 5 pin locks. This is how I've got mine setup.

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