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Old 12-01-2012, 01:41 PM   #11
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I looked at several ways to mount mine and like the the idea of the collar lifting out of the way.

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:43 PM   #12
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Yea, that looks great. How is the collar held onto the lid?

(oh, and can you delete 3 of those pics )

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:47 PM   #13
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I have a smaller (5 cu ft) freezer and for me to get four kegs in it, I had to put two of them on the hump. That meant that I had to mount the faucets on the side so the shanks didn't interfere with the kegs on the hump. If you think you may eventually want to put a couple of kegs on the hump you may want to put your taps on the side.





Edit: If I had it to do over, I wouldn't bother with the double hinges. I only open the top and never lift the entire collar.

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:53 PM   #14
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I used silicon to glue the lid on. I built it this spring and its held up so far.
Sorry about the extra pics, it kept saying, app crashed photo not loaded...lol

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If you think you may eventually want to put a couple of kegs on the hump you may want to put your taps on the side.
That's a good point.

I didn't make my collar tall enough to allow kegs on the hump. But, I get 4 on the floor and I thought that would be enough ( haha, I know). Besides, the hump has the CO2 tank and loose bottles.

BTW, I see you have wood medallions under the faucets. Did you do that to push the faucets out because of the wood lip below them?
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Actually the tap handles hit the trim on the top. I had plenty or room below the facets. When I started to mount the faucets, I realized that the tap handles would hit the trim on the top, so I cut the spacers out of some left over oak. I eyeballed everything. I used a 1" hole saw so I had some play. I cut the holes for the shafts first, then lined up the trim grommet and traced the circle. I cut that out with a skill saw and then "fine tuned" them with my angle grinder with a sanding pad. None of it is precise, but I was able to line them up pretty well...

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to keep my taps from sticking into the "walkway" I mounted them on the short side of the collar. My collar is also part of the lid so it all lifts out of the way. I stored the factory lid away and made my collar/lid all one piece using red oak. I insulated the inside with foam insulation. It was just a matter of what worked best for me. Also its 6" less to lift full kegs when te collar opens as well.

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